Noting this was “a glimpse into the heart of a self-conscious abortion worker,” Lila Rose of LiveAction.org forwarded a link last night to the following post at The Abortioneers blog. Lila added, “Pray for this woman and the many like her. It is strange – she seems to know what she does.”

This worker’s feelings demonstrate abortion is only becoming more stigmatized over time, not less, as would be expected. After 38 years of legalization, people should be used to abortion, right?

Wrong. Only 2 days ago Gallup released poll findings showing abortion has moved up to the #2 spot (from #3 last year) as the most controversial culture issue in America. And by a wide margin. More of us, the majority of us, actually (51%), consider abortion “morally wrong” than “morally acceptable” (39%).

This girl had the added stigma of working at a Planned Parenthood clinic, whose brand has toileted in recent years, thanks mostly to Lila and the Live Action team.

The entire post is worth a read. Here’s an excerpt:

Today, while in my gym’s locker room, I saw the same group of women I always do. You know the type: working moms who are trying to get fit again after having babies and eager to have coveted “me time.” We usually make small talk about such and such trainer, the workout, how we’re losing/not losing weight, the weather, etc. A couple of them exchanged business cards.

Then I got asked the question, “where do you work?” I’m ashamed to admit that I felt nervous. I wished I had Harry Potter’s magic cape that makes him invisible. I didn’t want to answer and I really had no idea what they’d think about it. (I de-stress at the gym. I don’t want to talk about work!) I gave my standard,”Oh, a health clinic” answer. My elusiveness was not appreciated or respected. They waited for more. (Harry Potter, take me away!) After shifting, I added (a little too quietly), “like Planned Parenthood.” Enter: uncomfortable silence. I was hoping they would just move the conversation onto other topics. No such luck. “Oh, no wonder you were vague. That could upset some people,” was the response. Quickly, I was excluded from the continued chat….

Okay, so I’m on my period and a little emotional, but still: I don’t know what happened to me! I got this terrible urge to make it very clear I’m not a baby hater, that I lurrrrrvvvv (not in a creepy way!) kids. I piped in. Loudly. I acted SUPER (!) excited for these two pregnant women I don’t even know. (I don’t get excited for pregnant women I don’t know.) “Oh, how EXCITING! That’s GREAT!” I exclaimed. Silence. So I upped the ante. I asked about the one who “just managed” to graduate from dental school, “Has she been sick?” Quickly, I got a scowled face stating firmly, “She’s happy. It wasn’t in their plans, but they’re VERY happy.”

WTF?? Did she think I was soliciting abortion and about to offer a discount? Now hyper worried, I said….

Still, I was totally “out there” and weird about the whole situation. And do I want to see those scowl faced women tomorrow? No. (Gulp.)

I know what I need to do though: stand up tall and just be myself. They don’t have to like the abortion girl…

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