Abortion clinic protest


I recently had the opportunity to pray outside an abortion clinic as part of the 40 Days for Life prayer campaign to end abortion. After returning home, I wondered what other services this “clinic for women” offered. Although their website mentions gynecological services, the only service listed was abortions. And though they claim to be pro-choice and counsel women on all their options, it is clear that they believe abortion is the best choice, excluding any mention of adoption agencies or pregnancy help centers on their website page of helpful links.

Their website describes the abortion procedures with phrases like “removes the pregnancy” and “all tissue is removed.” Are women really getting unbiased information when the baby they are carrying is referred to as tissue? Do these clinics really have the women’s best interest at heart when they list various ways to earn money in order to have an abortion, including having a garage sale, collecting cans, and asking 10 friends for $10 or $20 because if you ask for a small amount they won’t be curious what you need the money for? It seems obvious that it all comes down to the almighty dollar. I realize this may not be news to some of you. But I naively assumed that these “clinics for women” would have services other than just abortion. It seems to me the people on the pro-life side of this issue are the ones who truly have the women’s best interests at heart. How can they be women-haters when they are trying to save women from a lifetime of guilt and regret? To borrow a phrase from a sign from another 40 Days vigil, “Women deserve better than abortion.”

Why is it acceptable for us as a society to legally protect some turtle eggs but not unborn babies? I am no fan of our President, but I think he got it right when he said, “This is our first task, caring for our children. It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged.” Too bad the President doesn’t include unborn children, the weakest and most vulnerable children, in that sentiment. God have mercy on us all.

Sue Tackman