I know I haven't posted in awhile but school has been crazy and when a boyfriend comes into the mix, well you pretty much don't have time for anything but school and him. However, an issue came up that upset me incredibly and I remembered my blog! I have a personal health class I have to have as a kinesiology credit at my university.
The class was going fine until my professor informed the class that we would be having a "sex expert" from planned parenthood coming in to talk to us about sex, STI's (that's right no more STD's), and (and here's the kicker) Abortion. All of this would have been fine except for the fact that when she did come she didn't even mention adoption or alternative options like organizations like project Rachael, and Gabriel project that help mothers and give them almost everything they would need to take care their babies. She completely lied about at least 5 facts about the risks of abortion, and she didn't even bring up post traumatic stress syndrome. Which, as a woman, I would definitely want to know about before I ruined my life by killing my unborn, innocent, child.
"The study of 155 women in South Africa who had abortions looked at symptoms before abortion and at one month and three months after abortion...at three months after the abortions, the number of women with PTSD had increased by 61 percent compared to before the abortion"
However, what really angered me was the complete unprofessionalism of her visit. This planned parenthood worker proceeds to say the following verbatim ,"1 in 5 women get abortions, so I really don't know why it's such a controversial issue, I mean, most of us have had them, so why is it controversial?". Oh, I don't maybe it's controversial because it is destroying God's greatest gift to us? Slapping God right in the face, and telling him he can have his gift back, maybe that's why.
She then later referred to the "child", when describing the different abortion procedures, as the following:
1. Product of conception
3. contents of the uterus
Not once did she actually mention it was a fetus or a child. I understand, being in a public institution these things will be talked about. Yet, I would hope there would be both sides discussed; pro-life and pro-choice. Also, I would really expect the planned parenthood workers to explain EVERYTHING and not sugar coat the truth. Fabricating procedures doesn't help women, it hurts them and not explaining about the risks of abortion to young 20 and 21 year old girls who don't really have much a clue about things is a dangerous rope to walk. Making abortion a "light" hearted topic is wrong in so many ways I can't even begin to write about it. All I can do is pray (and possibly hand out pamphlets for Coalition for Life and other pro-life organizations) and hope that the girls in that class were smart enough to go and look up the stats on abortion themselves later that night. As I see it, if you don't have respect for life, how can you have respect for anything?