Agreed. However, I would go further and call it evil
Someone above made a good point - hit the abortion lobby in the pocket-book. If ABC victims could organize and file a class-action lawsuit against PPA that might make a difference. I don't recall any reports, but if a former PPA employee could present proof that the PPA hierarchy suppressed news regarding the ABC link, that might be enough to win the class-action.
Talk about buyers remorse; not only are women not fully informed about the dangers of abortion (a dramatic increase in: depression, suicide, substance abuse, etc,). Then, if having endured half a lifetime of remorse, a woman then has to face cancer, imagine the hue and cry that will arise if the dots are connected and the lies exposed...
Oh - that was you!
The cynical side of me has to wonder if Obamacare is reducing the coverage for mammograms because they fear that women will find out they have breast cancer in time to be able to manage more than just fighting for dear life - and will capitalize on that by filing lawsuits. Planned Parenthood and everybody at the FDA who fast-tracked RU-486 would be well-chosen defendants in such class-action suits...
When the tobacco decision came out my first thought was that the abortion industry was going to regret that whole thing...
A couple weeks ago in my 7-8th-grade Sunday school class I was teaching about the 2nd commandment - that God has given us the gift of His name and wants us to wear it with joy and not use it wrongly. Specifically I was focusing on how hurtful it is if we wear God’s uniform and yet live a life that’s more like being on the other side. Beyond how we live, though, I also said that it is confusing to seekers if we claim to speak for God and yet lead people to believe something that is against what God says in the Bible. I mentioned homosexual behavior and abortion as examples where some pastors have said it’s fine, when in reality it hurts people AND keeps them from real healing of the deeper wounds beneath their situation.
We talked about the fact that we are all sinners and that the Church is FOR sinners; it’s where we hear that the penalty for our sin has been paid and we are redeemed and dearly loved by God. When we let people think they don’t need forgiveness we keep them from knowing they’ve RECEIVED forgiveness.
One of the kids had said that abortion is like killing a baby, and I had said that it happens while the baby is still inside the mother. One of the boys asked how they can do an abortion. He wanted to know how it’s actually done. So I described the methods and his jaw dropped. He asked how that could be legal. I said the defenders of it basically say that the child isn’t really a person yet but is the property of the mother, to do as she pleases. But an abortion is one dead and one wounded. I talked about coping mechanisms and how women are wounded by something that they were led to believe was perfectly fine to do. It is so hurtful to them.
This boy’s mom is a single mom currently in stage four breast cancer which returned after a mastectomy and chemo had put her in remission for a year or two. I didn’t tell him that the world’s (and some in the church’s) lie about abortion will cause lots of women to go through what his mom is going through now. To really love those women and their families means we tell them the truth, and if they’ve been deceived and done things that were wrong, we love them through it and remind them that they are forgiven through Christ, just like ALL of us need to be forgiven through Christ.
The sad part is that there are 3 kids in the class who haven’t been coming since then, and it’s probably because their parents think I’m being too “controversial”. We’ve talked from the beginning of the year about how Satan wants us to give up on our salvation, as if we didn’t need it. I told them we’d be looking at the sneaky ways he does that. All the kids were able to see that abortion is wrong when they heard the cold hard facts about how it is done. Satan uses lots of legalese and supposedly-caring buzzwords to hide the truth and ensnare people that God loves dearly. But when the truth is clearly spoken many who bear the name of Christ consider it to be “too controversial”, or inappropriate for the kids.
The kids are going to hear about all this stuff earlier than they should ever have to hear about it. These kids are 12-14 years old - an age at which too many of their peers will have already HAD an abortion (the most dangerous kind of abortion for causing breast cancer!). But the question is who will shape their understanding. This thug Obama regime will be teaching kindergarteners about “my two daddies”, and it will be considered age-appropriate because they won’t be talking about sex; they’ll be talking about love and rainbows and unicorns. The kids will know that “gay” is perfectly fine long before they ever hear what “gay” really even means. And the same will happen with abortion; they will learn that it is a “woman’s right” or a “health issue between a woman and her doctor”, and the world (and the church) will be very careful not to let them know the “one dead, one wounded” part until after their opinion is hardened in the lies. We’ve seen it time and time again. If you don’t spell things out factually the kids don’t “get it”.
I am so tired of the lies. And I’m so tired of people defending the lies and torching those who speak the truth. Satan is so cunning, and people are so willing to be deceived. Until the poison they’ve swallowed causes pain they can really feel themselves.
I hope there is a class-action suit, and these women who have learned the truth through pain are finally heard.