Friday, October 23, 2015
Pro-Life Series: Women At The Margins - Do Justice!
In our region, the hospital that performs high risk deliveries also performs abortions. So when I visit women after they give birth, I always cross the picket line of sign-waving pro-lifers.
I want to beg them to put down their signs and instead invest that time in helping vulnerable women and their children.
What if every vulnerable mother (and father) had a family who helped her and cared for her and supported her as if she were their own?
What if we spent more time with pregnant teens? Or with girls who are at risk of becoming pregnant long before they graduate from high school?
What if each one of us helped a young child who was lost in the system?
What if we spent more our time with those who are at risk of sexual exploitation, children with no homes and no families, and those born with preventable disabilities like FASD?
For me, being pro-life means that I will continue to cross the picket line of pro-life sign-holders to get to the people inside, some of whom are so broken and struggling and alone that they believe their only option is an abortion.
The full article is available here