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Re: “Six Rivers Planned Parenthood is "The Worst"

I just read this article, and although it's 2 years old, I felt inclined to comment. The very first sentence indicated it would be slanted. I should have stopped there.

I was one of the participants in the peaceful prayer vigil - yes, peaceful and prayer. There was no "human prayer shield camped out in front" of Planned Parenthood. From where we pray, we can't even see the building much less block people from entering. We are on the corner of the access road, on the public sidewalk. The only interaction we had with people was when they stopped to talk, either to encourage or dissuade. Even those who disagreed with us stopped and said they appreciated us exercising our First Amendment rights.

With regards to praying to end abortion. Everyone prays differently but it doesn't necessarily mean we are praying for abortion to become illegal. Having had an abortion, I understand the deep emotion of that decision. No one WANTS to have an abortion. Of the many women I have spoken with, the ideal would have been to turn back the clock and not get pregnant in the first place. Unfortunately, that is not one of the choices.

My prayer has been that women who are not wanting to parent would not get pregnant in the first place. Whether that is because they are using reliable birth control or they are making choices to protect and value their virtue as the treasure that it is. I've also prayed that men would honor and protect the women in their lives and not use them for their own cravings without being in a committed relationship.

The other thing I have prayed about is that people would recognize adoption as a noble choice in which a woman, not wanting to parent, can offer her child as a priceless gift to another couple or family wanting to grow their family through adoption. Yes, it would require self-sacrifice and courage but it can be one of the most rewarding choices. We always feel more empowered when we can take a bad situation and turn it into a good one.

I also pray that society would re-think abortion. In light of the technology of ultrasound, we can no longer claim this little human life as just being a "blob of tissue," as it was explained to me those many years ago. I meet women regularly who regret their abortions, more so after they begin having children and realize the impact it had on their lives. Many were coerced and didn't feel they even had a choice. Women deserve better than abortion.

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Posted by Cinnamon Girl on 03/13/2015 at 9:54 AM

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