Abortion Is ‘Awesome’? Really?

Real Choice has a blog post about Slate writer Jessica Grose who calls her own abortion “Fan F***ing tastic,” calls for “blithe and unapologetic” abortion stories based on her article,  “Enough With the Grueling, Wrenching, “I Had an Abortion” Essays.”
I do not love suffering. Oh, I try to “offer it up,” especially for those we serve in our ministry.  However, in spite of all the suffering I went through in healing from my own abortion, or the thousands of women I have walked with on their post abortion journeys over the years, I would choose the suffering over this person’s view any day.
Granted, I am sure she is in denial, rationalizing, etc., etc., like so many women do after abortion, but I cannot imagine having such a cold, selfish heart and I would take all the suffering in the world rather than be her.
What is it with these women? Is this really who we want directing decisions and legislation regarding abortion? Have we come that far since Roe vs Wade?  In some ways, yes. It is scary to think the NY “Women’s Equality Act” proposed by Governor Cuomo which would allow abortions for all nine months and for them to be performed by non-physicians was only defeated by one vote.  However, it is also hopeful to see what happened in Texas with the passage of the bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks, require abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, and require all abortions take place in surgical centers.
Sounds reasonable to me!  If you truly cared for women wouldn’t you want to see this passed? And yet women like Jessica were out in full force to prevent it because they think abortion is “awesome.”
Obviously, the pain of those of us who have experienced abortion is of no concern to Jessica, but why would it be if the following reflects her sentiments: “A lot of women don’t want a baby, and they don’t care whether the fetus is viable or how much money is in their bank account.”
So, no matter how painful, I thank God and would not trade one minute of pain for the total self centeredness that cares nothing for any life but your own.  One day I am sure Jessica will not think it is so “Fan F***ing tastic.” It is actually very sad. When that day comes, and she sees things in the light of truth, I pray she finds the help she needs.

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