Right to Choose: 15 times.

Tuesday, September 22, AD 2009

Impossible Motherhood

Irene Villar, self described abortion addict, details in her book Impossible Motherhood her 15 abortions in 16 years.  Read a story on the book here.  The story is a prize example of mainstream media treatment of abortion.  Obviously Villar has psychological problems according to the story, but the right to abortion is sacred and must be protected.

Irene Vilar worries that her self-described “abortion addiction” will be misunderstood, twisted by the pro-life movement to deny women the right to choose.

Of course Villar is merely the abortion rights movement taken to an extreme.  Children in the womb are completely disposable for any or no reason.  There is nothing wrong with a woman having 15 abortions except for the impact upon her.

The blurb on the book states that “today, Vilar is the mother of two beautiful children”. Wrong.  She is the mother of 17 beautiful children, two of whom survive.

A wonderful resource for women who have been through abortions is Project Rachel.

In Ramah is heard the sound of moaning,
of bitter weeping!
Rachel mourns her children,
she refuses to be consoled
because her children are no more.

Thus says the LORD:
Cease your cries of mourning,
wipe the tears from your eyes.
The sorrow you have shown shall have its reward…
There is hope for your future.

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5 Responses to Right to Choose: 15 times.

  • Gosh, how sad. What a sick situation she seems to have been in.

    It’s really too bad she seems to still see pro-lifers as the enemy, because publishing this will not curry her any favor with the opposition. That and she’s probably still got quite a lot of healing left to do and I’m not optimistic that she’ll find that in the pro-abortion camp.

    From the story you cited:
    “An American Psychological Association task force concluded that mental health problems are ‘not a direct result’ of choosing to have one abortion.”

    So how many does a woman need to have before it affects her (or before her behavior is considered abnormal?) Three? Ten? Two or more in one year? Or are they trying to pretend that fifteen abortions in one woman’s lifetime might be OK? There are no lack of psychologically damaged women out there; the APA needs to get its head out of the sand or it may find itself facing disaster.

  • And of course, the solution touted is always “promote and teach better contraceptive use.” As if a young university woman and a middle-aged academian couldn’t have figured that out themselves had they so desired.

  • Years ago I talked to a priest who was involved in Project Rachel counseling. He also worked with recovering alcoholics and people with other addictions.

    If you are familiar with the 12 Steps of AA, you know that the 5th Step is “admitting to God, to oneself, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.” Many Catholics in AA use sacramental confession to do this.

    Anyway, this priest said that of all the women alcoholics and drug addicts who came to him for their 5th Step, 95 percent (that’s right, 95 percent) had had abortions in their past, and often more than one. He said it was a vicious cycle for many of them — woman gets pregnant, has abortion, uses alcohol, drugs and/or promiscuous sex to drown her pain and sorrow, which causes her to get pregnant again, and have another abortion, etc. etc.

    It does not surprise me at all that repeat abortions and addiction would go hand in hand. This woman urgently needs prayers and help.

  • I?ve only had one really rude comment. I was eating at work and some guy (whose wife was also pregnant) said ?you should be eating healthy food when you?re pregnant?. I was eating fish stir fry, no fat anywhere to be seen. Plus it was totally none of his business even if I had been eating a Big Mac. I guess he was just stupid as well as rude.

April Is Abortion Recovery Awareness Month

Friday, April 24, AD 2009

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Hattip to Opinionated CatholicAbortion Recovery International, a group dedicated to helping women heal from the trauma of abortion has proclaimed April as Abortion Recovery Awareness Month.  Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, has issued a proclamation, as has Governor Rick Perry of Texas.  Bravo to the Governors!  Hey Jenkins, if Notre Dame really needs to honor a politician, you need look no farther than Catholic convert Bobby Jindal!

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Abortion Pride Movement

Tuesday, April 14, AD 2009

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I am not easily shocked after participating in the struggle against abortion since 1973, but this article did shock me.  Taking pride in the deaths of millions of innocents each year?    Jesus wept.  The fight against abortion is the preeminent moral struggle of our time, first to save the lives of the most innocent among us, but second because of the damage that legal abortion does to our moral sense.  If we take pride in abortion, is there any crime that we cannot, and will not, take pride in?

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3 Responses to Abortion Pride Movement

  • But Donald! Donald! How can this be? I’ve been repeatedly assured that no one is pro-abortion!

    And Barack Obama wouldn’t lie about thing like that, would he?

  • Not surprised at all. Pro-abort movement is spectacularly shameless. But they show their coldness. Their addiction to the quick buck. Tough to make a legitimate argument beyond It’s My Body And I’ll Cry If I Want To (Lesley Gore 1964, produced by Quincy Jones.) The time is growing for a severe and fundamental revulsion against this ghastly practice. With or without support of Official Political or Chattering Classes- note their laffs over April 15 Tea Parties. No matter. Rachel will bewail her children.

  • “Like Appel, describing abortion as safe, legal, and rare” has always deeply offended me…the rare part, that is. Should women be rare? Should our sexuality and sexual expression be rare?”

    See what it always comes down to?

    Here is what I think, though – if even Obama is talking about “safe legal and rare”, about “abortion reduction”, the abortion movement loses moral ground. He and others like him have no choice. To promote abortion as a “good” thing would end up hurting abortion – but to promote it as a thing that ought to be “rare” doesn’t really help it either. I think we can thank those in the pro-life movement who have forced millions to see the graphic and brutal nature of abortion for this. All you have to do is tell the truth about abortion for people to reject it.

    On another note, I thought it was really interesting that at Rev. Walter Hoye’s arraignment (he was arrested for sidewalk counseling outside the “free speech zone), his supporters were young, multi-racial, equally composed of men and women.

    The supporters of the abortion clinic, by contrast, were old white people. And this was in San Francisco.

    And this article is written by another old white boomer, or maybe closer to gen X, its hard to tell from the picture.