Teen Vogue is giving pregnant teenagers advice on how they can get abortions without their pro-life parents ever knowing about it. In the advice column, the author degrades pro-life activists as hypocrites “who stand outside clinics holding signs adorned with Bible verses and pictures of fetuses” but get abortions when it suits them.
In a June 6 advice column, Nona Willis Aronowitz published a letter from a pregnant teen who wants to get an abortion without informing her pro-life parents.
“I’m not sure if I’m allowed to get an abortion without my parents’ permission, but I’m really scared to tell them because they are both against abortion,” wrote the teen.
In response, Aronowitz said she could “only imagine how overwhelming it might feel to announce an actual pregnancy, much less a desire to get an abortion … especially to parents who are against it, and especially during a time in American history when the bodily autonomy of people with uteruses is under serious threat.”
The advice columnist told the girl that she had nothing to be ashamed of in being pregnant because “accidents happen,” adding: “it’s only logical that if teens are mature enough to become parents, they are mature enough to decide whether or not they want to give birth.”
“Having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs,” she declared.
The columnist lamented that “unfortunately” the laws of many American states do not agree with her, and advised the teen that if she did not live in one of the states that permits minors to get abortions without parental consent, to consider telling her parents.
Many pro-life advocates, Aronowitz claimed, have either gotten abortions or have helped their own daughters undergo such a procedure.
“One thing I’ve learned while researching and reporting on these issues is that supposedly anti-abortion Americans often get abortions,” she wrote.
“They often help their children procure abortions. You know those activists who stand outside clinics holding signs adorned with Bible verses and pictures of fetuses? Even they sometimes get abortions.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett