By AudreyGail Johnson - ProLife Youth Blogger
The claim that more abortion regulations will result in dangerous, illegal procedures for women can be persuasive if you haven’t looked at the statistics. This misleading narrative collapses after checking a few figures.
On March 29th, Planned Parenthood supporters are planning a #PinkOut day. They are planning on flooding social media with their signature pink color to show support for abortion rights. We here at ProLife Youth know that they don't own the internet, so we are launching our own campaign #AnchoredForLife! Show your support for life by using the hashtags #AnchoredForLfe and #ProLifeYouth and change your profile picture in support of #AnchoredForLife through our specially made twibbon!
We are #ProLifeYouth! We will not be moved! We are #AnchoredForLife!
By Nathan Grime - ProLife Youth Blogger
Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's nominee to fill the vacant Supreme Court seat, said during confirmation hearings that he would have "walked out of the room" had President Trump asked him to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Should the pro-life community be concerned that Judge Gorsuch's respect for judicial precedent overrules his respect for human life?
Cambria Stame - ProLife Youth Blogger
•march• [noun]: an organized procession of demonstrators who are supporting or protesting something.
Already, 2017 is shaping up to be the Year of the Marches, and for good reason! Simply name your societal “injustice" and, quite likely, there's a march (the March for Women and the Anti-Trump marches, to name a few) to go along with it. Literally and figuratively, a march is about moving forward. It's about taking measured steps in the right direction. It's about making progress, so hence the term “progressive” was born. Unfortunately, according to our scope of understanding, progressivism is associated with feminism, and feminism is typically coupled with an unbridled lust for abortion. In turn, abortion kills little women in the womb, which nullifies all supposed “progress” achieved by the progressive feminists. Apparently, feminists stand up for women, yet turn a blind eye to the thousands of miniature women murdered in abortions. Thus, feminism and progress arithmetically cancel each other out, effectively leaving society with nothing but more lives snuffed out from the face of the earth. Sure, they're making progress all right, but it's progress in the wrong direction. Their progress is marching downhill to the abyss; it's spiraling downwards towards the graves of those little ones who've never seen the light of day.
But don't despair! Remember that there is one march that stands for authentic progress. Among its well established ranks, the young and old march side by side for those whose lives are stolen by abortion. Truly, I say to you, the March for Life is concerned with real progressivism. After all, progress is equated with the future, and children are our future. For that matter, progress is inherently biological and instinctually procreative. Here, we are presented with a beautiful juxtaposition: progress is both forward-acting and backward-looking. Allow me to clarify. Man looks forward to the future by looking to his children. Yet, how can man do this, if he does not first look back to the parents who have begotten him, to the grandparents who nurtured him, to his distant patriarch whose life and convictions deeply impacted his own? Ergo, it is the past, not the present, that begets progress.
By Andy Cavadino – ProLife Youth Blogger
OK, so previously I blogged about refusing to join an anti-abortion team outside a clinic as part of a nationwide project. This time, I did it. It’s actually been a while (months) since then before I’ve written this and, to be honest, the reasons are the same as that initial refusal. Fear, ridicule, potential abuse…
It was amazing when I eventually plucked up the courage to do it though…
Natalie Bauman - Prolife Youth Blogger
“There is no time like hospital time.”
These words became increasingly true as my family and I sat encased within the white walls of a trauma-level waiting room. Wednesday night morphed into a gray Thursday morning, but we didn’t know the difference.
By Ally Warmoth - Prolife Youth Blogger
In 2015, the Center for Medical Progress conducted an investigation which led to the House of Representatives exposing organizations who have participated in fetal body trafficking: a highly illegal activity. One of those organizations was Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
By Tyler Grudi – ProLife Youth Blogger
I grew up in a Catholic home; prayers before meals, Sunday mass, the whole nine yards. From an early age I was taught that abortion was wrong. In fact, I don’t think there was ever a moment where I doubted its immorality. In many ways my faith has and continues to lead me to the pro-life movement, but when confronted with a debate, I never use my faith as an argument against someone else.
By Natalie Bauman -ProLife Youth Blogger
What makes a woman?
Is it compassion, character, courage? Is it loyalty, trust, or honesty?
Is it choice?
By Casey Dust — ProLife Youth Blogger
Are pro-life and pro-birth the same thing?
By AudreyGail Grace — ProLife Youth Blogger
Both pro-lifers and pro-choicers often speculate why people from the other side can have such drastically different viewpoints from their own on the topic of abortion. Abortion is such a contested issue that it naturally creates division, but this disunion is amplified by politicians and members of the media erecting straw-men and mischaracterizing their opponents’ arguments. It’s crucial to recognize what average women, not just abortion providers who have incentives to convince women to choose abortion, think. If pro-lifers don’t grasp the reasons why some women opt for abortion, how can we end the human rights violation of abortion? If we examine studies about why women accept abortion as a means to terminate pregnancies, then directly address their concerns, we can make a real and lasting difference.
By AudreyGail Grace — ProLife Youth Blogger
“Abortion is normal,” according to Shout Your Abortion, an initiative created to “elevate the visibility” of women who get an abortion. It’s not enough for abortion to be legal in many parts of the country - these women have to be completely comfortable expressing their choice to the general public, and even have that choice affirmed. Comfort is, of course, subjective, so this initiative doesn’t have very clear ends.
By Natalie Bauman - ProLife Youth Blogger
If given a choice, would you choose ice cream or hot chocolate?
If given a choice, would you choose winter or spring?
If given a choice, would you choose life or death?
The choice is yours, and the future is in your hands.
By Klara McKee – ProLife Youth Blogger
As the election results came in and our country was hit with shock, we realized the work of the pro-life generation has only just begun. We as not only Americans, but defenders of life, need to continue to stand for what is right. The pro-life movement needs to stick up not just for mothers and their children but, for human rights.
Cambria Stame — ProLife Youth Blogger
I'm against abortion unless it contradicts a woman’s right to choose. I'm against abortion except in cases of rape. I'm against abortion unless… (fill in the blank). These statements are fodder for the Great Lie: abortion is wrong unless it can be used to escape a problem.
Merriam Webster defines loophole as, “an error in the way a law, rule, or contract is written that makes it possible for some people to legally avoid obeying it.” You may associate the term with unctuous politicians attempting to evade the law by pinpointing its legal loopholes. People who search for loopholes are usually people who exploit the laws of the land for their own unscrupulous gain.
Many people treat abortion as they would a legal loophole. They denounce abortion unless it poses a threat to women’s autonomy. They wage war against the Grim Reaper of Planned Parenthood unless it poses a threat to their lifestyles. They denounce Cecile Richards unless the life of the unborn child is seen as a hindrance to social progress. Their ideology is riddled with so-called “exceptions” to the pro-life worldview. This argument is punctuated with every “unless” and “except” in the English language, so much so that it is fraying at the seams. Their worldview is coming undone, right before our very eyes.
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