Newsflash: Pope Benedict says, Stop talking about abortion, Catholics
I *JUST* read the "women shouldn't go to college" article. UGH
I'm a Catholic and am pro-choice and pro-gay marriage as well. I find it hard to associate myself with the church at times because of this, but I do believe in it and I do believe that someday just someday they will see the errors of their ways. They have no back-up towards their hatred for both of these things and often times just end up sounding more psychotic than Christian. I understand, abortions aren't pretty, but neither are their attitudes.
This is not a Catholic blog. How can you fool people into coming here under the ruse that it is Catholic when you endorse murder? Being prolife is about respecting all life, unborn, criminals, women who have had abortions, EVERYONE. Abortion is one of the worst things in our society today and one of the gravest sins you can commit. There are real Catholic resources for people who are pregnant or recently aborted a child. They need reconciliation and love, not the taint of lies that it was ok.
Posting my personal experience with abortion on anon to avoid backlash. I've had 2 abortions. This may seem bad in some peoples eyes but as a young woman who never wants kids I feel it was my best choice. I was 16 the first time I was pregnant, by a guy I had hooked up with a few times but had no interest in (as I am a lesbian but wasn't out at the time). I didn't know about birth control at the time so wasn't on any. I was 8 weeks along when I found out I was pregnant and knew right away (part1
I'm from Chile and i'm outraged at the case of the pregnant 11 year old girl. It's shocking how many people will comment on the articles about abortion not being the solution, and even a few about how the girl was in a 'sexual relationship' with the man and knew perfectly what she was doing. it makes me sick, and the worst part is that it's not just the goverment, but also the mom of the girl who made the choice for her daughter to carry her pregnancy to terms. how can anyone support that?
I hear a lot of people talk about the “convenience” of abortion. I want to note here that I’ve had two children, one before and one after my abortion, and neither child came at a convenient time in my life, but neither were aborted. This is because my convenience wasn’t a factor in my decision to abort. What factored into my decision was directly tied to the complications and ensuing health problems that were brought to light in my first pregnancy.
When it comes down to it, convenience never played a part in my abortion. It would have been most convenient to have one at 19, when I had the world at my fingertips. It would have been convenient to have one at 25, when I was newly married and my child was going to school, leaving me the chance to pursue a degree.
No, convenience wasn’t a factor, life was. My child’s life, the child with memories and warm hugs and sparkling blue eyes, the one I bled for… His life mattered. This is why I can confidently proclaim that I am pro LIFE; because I chose to protect the lives that I was already responsible for.
I am only one of thousands of stories, each unique to the individual. Our voices have been silenced by those who refuse to listen, but I refuse to remain quiet. I refuse to return to the shackles of slavery, where my body is synonymous with an incubator. I’ve heard that its easy for me to fight for abortion, because I got to be born. I think this is inaccurate. I think it’s easy for people to argue for life, because they are, in fact, living.
Life isn’t biology.
It’s not a heartbeat, or the air in your lungs. When a person is only kept alive by machines, they aren’t living, because there is no life to live. There are no memories for that person, no laughter, no warmth. They survive only at the mercy of the tubes that tie them to the living world. They know nothing beyond the dark abyss behind their closed eyes.”