Mary is a scared teenage girl living in poverty. A few weeks earlier, she discovered she was pregnant – mysterious and perplexing news on a variety of levels. Panicked, she confides and consults with some friends and relatives. She decides that her best option is to go to the local Planned Parenthood clinic, a business that advertises prenatal care.
Once she’s in the clinic, a nurse evaluating her pregnancy recognizes that the teenage girl is unmarried and comes from a low socio-economic status. The nurse then casually mentions abortion, which is an option she says many women who aren’t ready to be mothers choose. The teenage girl still has opportunities and a future—a child could be a burden and a hindrance on her life, the nurse says. Abortion might be the best option to explore.
Of course, Planned Parenthood didn’t exist 2,000 years ago, but if they did and a young Mary had walked into a clinic, they would have presented abortion as a solution to her predicament.
Think about it. Mary was just a young, small-town girl. At the time, her pregnancy made her the target of stigma and shame within her community. An abortion could have made that all go away and seemingly make life easier for her.
By every arbitrary measure that Planned Parenthood uses to evaluate human life, Mary would’ve been better off aborting rather than keeping her baby. It’s a harsh statement, but it fits a philosophy that believes that circumstances define the value of human life, not potential or its intrinsic value.
This is a rationale that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, continues to espouse every day. They see only the outside situation, not the possibility that the child could be the next Albert Einstein, Beethoven, Mother Teresa or Steve Jobs.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Brittany Raymer