Have You Thanked an Abortion Provider Today?


March 10th was “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers,” a day to remember the people without which the right to choose would mean nothing. 

As Cara at Feministe noted:

In a different world, doctors who provide abortions would just be regular doctors. In this one, they — along with the nurses, administrative staff, and volunteers who work along side them — are uniquely courageous. For providing routine medical care, abortion providers face harassment, ostracization, protesters, threats, violence, and as with Dr. George Tiller, even murder. Giving up their jobs would be far, far easier than doing them.

But legalization of abortion is absolutely nothing without access. Just like those who try to frighten them out of their work, abortion providers know this. And so they continue, even in the face of danger. They do the best they can, in spite of the restrictions they must adhere to and the roadblocks thrown in their patients’ way, to ensure that everyone has a right to their own body, and that no one is forced to carry a pregnancy to term when they cannot or do not want to. Abortion providers are, quite frankly, heroes.

Even with Roe v. Wade still the law of the land, access to abortion care becomes harder and harder to find, as states pass a proliferation of laws meant to restrict access to abortion care, and more providers retire without new colleagues to replace them.

Obama’s victory may protect Roe v Wade in the Supreme Court, but state legislatures are doing their best to pile on the obstacles and restrictions: mandatory ultrasounds are the latest fad, with bills being considered in eleven states ( because apparently women are so stupid they might not realize they’re having an abortion because they’re pregnant). And then, as Michael Winerip reported in an unusually thorough piece in Sunday’s New York Times (in the Style section, sigh, along with the rest of the girlynews), the women’s health activists who form the backbone of many clinic staffs are retiring and proving hard to replace in the more conservative and rural regions, like upstate New York, the South and Midwest. Doctors, nurses and technicians are reluctant to work in clinics in anti-choice places where they will be picketed, socially ostracized and forced to protect themselves daily against possible violence.

Why are there so many less providers than before?  This article from the MNDaily shows many of the struggles interning physicans go through to try and get abortion training, leaving some students to chose not to learn the procedures at all. 

Ani Kolasa-Lenarz often faced protestors when entering her summer internship. One of five students from the University of Minnesota who participated in Reproductive Health Externships,” Kolasa-Lenarz, a second-year medical student and president of Medical Students for Choice, knew the challenges involved in working at an abortion clinic.

Students are told not to wear their white coat until after they are inside the clinic, said Stacey Burns, who helped Medical Students for Choice arrange the internships through her former job at the Abortion Provider Expansion Project. Protestors target physicians entering the clinic, calling them “baby killers … evil, the devil, they yell at physicians,” Kolasa-Lenarz said. But she said the internship was worth it, providing an experience commonly missed at many medical schools.

Considering that much of the techniques used to perform abortions are used to manage miscarriages as well, that can be a frightening gap in knowledge down the road.

There are just too many reasons to say thank you–not just on the one day that honors the anniversary of the death of Dr. David Gunn and now also acts as a day of remembrancefor the work of Dr. George Tiller–but every day. 

On March 10, 1993, an anti-choice extremist murdered Dr. David Gunn outside of his workplace. In honor of him, Dr. George Tiller, and the others who lost their lives because they performed abortions, we pay tribute to abortion providers today, on the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers. The National Abortion Federation is collecting names and messages in support for those who dedicate their lives to providing women with safe abortion care. You can leave a message at the NAF website.

87% of counties in the U.S. lack an abortion provider. Legal abortion means nothing without access. Thank you to the health professionals who go out of their way to bring safe abortion care to areas without providers. Thank you for risking harassment–and worse–every day in order to give women access to their right to choose.

But recognition isn’t just about mourning those that have been murdered trying to provide women safe access to legal healthcare.  It’s a chance to reflect on all of the issues that face these providers daily as they attempt to care for women, as Dr. Linda Prine of Physicians for Choice reminds us.

As we do every year, we will reflect on the obstacles we face in caring for the women who need us. For some, it is the health insurance plans and the federal government that fail to cover the cost of this legal medical procedure, making it nearly impossible for some women to obtain care. For others, it is colleagues or administrators who create obstacles—for instance, prohibiting a health center from purchasing and prescribing the abortion pill for women. And for some, it is the endless harassment that stops them from providing abortions, despite the training they sought during residency and their commitment to this care. But for most of us who think about the Day of Appreciation, we will focus on the dedicated clinicians who continue to beat the odds.

Looking for a way to show your appreciation?  One simple way to provide your support for these brave health care providers who offer legal and safe abortions in the face of criticism, harassment, and even physical harm and death is to sign the National Abortion Federation’s petition of appreciation for providers here.

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  • concernedmom

    Our Culture of Death, isn’t it?

    “Thou knowest not what is the way of the Spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child; even so thou knowest NOT the works of God, who maketh all.”
    Ecclesiastes 11:5.

  • harry834

    is an actual person, or a metaphor for a particular value system?

    If it’s the latter, that isn’t necessarilly bad to admit, because I think religious liberals may do the same with their value system. I just would like an honest answer to this question about what you believe.

  • colleen

    I love the way you use your ‘faith’ as a vehicle of hatred and condemnation and how endlessly self indulgent you are in expressing your hatred of anyone to the left of Benito Mussolini.

    ——————————————
    The only difference between the American anti-abortion movement and the Taliban is about 8,000 miles.

      Dr Warren Hern, MD
  • concernedmom

    “In the last times, there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires. These are the men [women?] who devide you, who follow mere natural instincts & do not have the Spirit.”
    Jude:v.17-19

  • concernedmom

    Yes, I believe God is Creator of all mankind, earth, solar system, & universe. What do YOU believe, in place of this?

  • harry834

    My belief is in the Big Bang and evolution, until credible science disproves these theories. For now, the only debate is on the specifics of how these mega-processes happened. It is possible that these debates might lead to questioning or alteration of the theory itself, but for now the general theory still stands, and only the details are up for real debate.

    Unlike Bible-literalists, scientists and realists have to use methodology to infer reality, and even then they have to tolerate an element of uncertainty. Every person claiming to speak for “God”, speaks with no hint of doubt in their voice, as though they are the voice of God.

    How does God tell you what he wants you to say? Are you just relying on the Bible and the human preachers?

  • concernedmom

    When a person decides to accept Jesus Christ as Lord & Savior, the Holy Spirit comes to abide within the new Christian. This is how you may understand what you are reading in the Bible in a whole new way. Before I committed my heart to Jesus Christ, I would look at the pages of the Bible & barely understand any of its meanings. Since I’ve known Christ, I am filled with new hope, nbew understanding, & purpose.

    “I am the Way, the Truth, & the Life. No one comes to the Father, but through Me.”

    John 14:6

  • invalid-0

         Granted, this is called RHreality check, which tends to offer medically accurate, scientifically based facts. So I’m not sure why we are discussing religion. Buutt…since I’m bored and feel like typing a bit I’ll throw my two cents in.

         I’m a Christian. I’m also a liberal, very pro-choice, and pro-civil rights (including marriage) for ALL people regardless of sexual orientation or anything else. I tend to feel like my faith in God is more spiritually based than on the Bible. I believe there is a God, and I believe in Jesus. However, I believe that the Bible cannot be used as a relevant source of “wisdom” in this day and age. It has been translated over the years, perhaps parts have been lost, or added. Unfortunately, what may have been God’s word was more than likely skewed by man. So I am going to base my views on what I believe is right, and what I believe Jesus would do. This means human rights for all, and helping those who need it. It means giving women control over their lives and their bodies. It means many things to me. I don’t think Jesus would have wanted money, politics, and religion intertwining the way they do. Nor would he want us to be hateful or judgemental of those who worship differently, or to different God’s, than we do.

         You may believe your faith in God allows you to judge those who have abortions. My faith in God tells me to not judge, because I have my own faults. It isn’t my place to say what is wrong or right for someone else. I would have an abortion if I became pregnant right now because my husband and I aren’t ready. Down the road, yes. Now, no. And I feel that God would be ok with that. He/She gives us a free will, and gave us the ability to reason. You say God speaks to you, he speaks to me too, by allowing me to feel when things are wrong or right for me. When I hurt a friend, or do something dishonest, I feel it. When I think about the choice to have an abortion, I feel calm and good about that decision. That, to me, is God speaking to me.

        Faith means different things to different people. Don’t use yours to judge others, or to make something illegal soley based on your beliefs. Who knows, someday we’ll die and find out if we’re wrong or right. Maybe we all are, and maybe none of us are. But what I do know is that I am going to use my faith to help others, to try to do right, and to not judge as much as I can. I wish that I wasn’t ashamed of how others use my religion in politics, and use it to judge…but I am. And hopefully by doing all I do for the Pro-Choice movement and as a feminist, I can change a few minds.

     

    By the way, if anyone’s interested, this is a great website for those who are religious, in any way, who are looking for guidance in being Pro-Choice. It is the Coalition for Reproductive Rights.

  • crowepps

    However, I believe that the Bible cannot be used as a relevant source of “wisdom” in this day and age. It has been translated over the years, perhaps parts have been lost, or added.

    The field of textual criticism and comparison of early copies of the Gospels have provided ample proof of poor translations and important changes where text was added in certain places.  In addition, there were some very popular texts widely used by the early church which have been deleted from the canon because the authoritative councils of the Church didn’t like them.  Certainly all of the Gnostic texts were purged.

     

    There is a partial list here:

    http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/

     

    I agree with you — to me it is more important to be a Red Letter Christian and act as Jesus instructed us to act than it is to be on a constant search and destroy mission to attempt to force others to conform to a rigid social code.  The first is very difficult.  The second is fruitless — it is impossible to maintain a sufficient level of snoopiness to catch all the ‘sinner’s or to invent punishments severe enough to stop them from behaving predictably human.

  • crowepps

    You have apparently convinced yourself that your urge to rake over other people’s behavior and find it evil is prompted by the Holy Spirit. It’s a great shame that your new hope, new understanding and purpose cannot be directed to a place that would be less like the mean-spirited nosiness, desire to control others and condemnation which seem typical of your posts.

     

    You might profitably add to your spiritual reading list The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis:

    “All you then have to do is to keep out of his mind the question “If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?” You may ask whether it is possible to keep such an obvious thought from occurring even to a human mind. It is, Wormwood, it is! Handle him properly and it simply won’t come into his head. He has not been anything like long enough with the Enemy to have any real humility yet. What he says, even on his knees, about his own sinfulness is all parrot talk. At bottom, he still believes he has run up a very favourable credit-balance in the Enemy’s ledger by allowing himself to be converted, and thinks that he is showing great humility and condescension in going to church with these “smug”, commonplace neighbours at all. Keep him in that state of mind as long as you can.”

     

    http://bama.ua.edu/~casey006/216/screwtape.html

  • concernedmom

    “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end, it leads to death.”

    Proverbs 16:25.

    It isn’t ME who is judging anyone. I am just bearing witness to the One [God] who may object to the views you hold. If I didn’t fear the Holiness of God, why would I care WHAT people did? I used to be like you. Then… I accepted Christ, & now I have a Conscience. The things you advocate don’t follow Christ’s teachings. That’s the difference between your form of Christianity, & mine.

  • harry834

    I do read comics and watch sci-fi movies, so the idea of spiritual possession is comprehensible to me. I’ve never experienced or seen this in real life. Of course, maybe some have access to special abilities by means of a book. This reminds me of Harry Potter.

    Maybe the word “possession” is more negative than you prefer. I do watch another show (Yu-Gi-Oh) where a hero shares his body with another good spirit and they both benefit from it.

    While this all sounds like I’m I’m being facetious, really I’m trying to get a grasp on what you are saying. The idea of a body being shared by a second spirit is something I’ve only heard in sci-fiction and shows about “ghost hunters”. Yet you, and I assume thousands like you, claim this is standard experience of Christians.

    Though altering the way you interpret written words is less flashy than Harry Potter magic. But still impressive, if true.

    Are you sure that, rather than an actual spirit, it’s not really a mindset that you’ve accepted, and this mindset leading to the different interpretation of the text than your first?

  • concernedmom

    Who is the Great Accuser

    “When wickedness comes, so does contempt; & with shame, comes disgrace.”

    Proverbs 18:3

  • ack

    ConcernedMom said:

    “If I didn’t fear the Holiness of God, why would I care WHAT people did?”

     

    I don’t fear God, and I care what people do. I care that they treat others with dignity and respect. I’m motivated to fight oppression by a concern for the welfare of others, not by a fear of what might happen to me if I don’t. And I love quotations, so I’ll join you: “What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for one another?” (George Eliot)

     

    Your condemnation of studentgirl’s Christianity is off-base. You said that she’s not following Christ’s teachings, but she’s avoiding judgement of others and using her faith to help people. That sounds pretty Christ-like to this former Catholic. I think Jesus would be ashamed of people who use the Bible to legislate oppression rather than to fight it.

     

    I think you may want to avoid insinuating that only Christians like you have consciences. It seems arrogant and self-righteous, neither of which are qualities Christians are taught to embrace.

     

     

     

  • concernedmom

    Harry. This is not wizzardry or incantations. When Jesus rose from the dead after 3 days following His crusifixion, He left His followers (Deciples) the Holy Spirit, which is something a pagan has no perception of, unless he freely accepts God’s free gift of Salvation & asks forgiveness of (your, mine) sins. Jesus gives me a whole new way of looking at my world, & those things that offend GOD, now offend ME.

    “He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.”

    Proverbs 14:26

  • kate-ranieri

    ConcernedMom wrote “It isn’t ME who is judging anyone. I am just bearing witness to the One [God] who may object to the views you hold.”

     

    Come on, now. Do you really expect people to take you seriously with that rhetorical jujitsu? Are you saying you are not responsible for what you are posting, that you have no agency, that God is talking to you (like George Bush) to tell you what to write? How do you know God speaks/writes English? 


    Why are you lurking here? Is it to feel superior? Is it an attempt at cyber conversions, to make others fearful, self-righteous and arrogant like you? 

     

    Lastly, you claim you are not judging but the last few lines tell quite the opposite especially when you say “I used to be like you. Then… I accepted Christ, & now I have a Conscience.” [slam dunk for the holier-than-thou]. Ouch! 

    So that’s it, folks. ConcernedMom is better than all of us because we have no Conscience (with a capital C). 

  • kate-ranieri

    So drink in the Kool Aid of the Spirit and be off with ye

  • crowepps

    The things you advocate don’t follow Christ’s teachings

    Hmmmmm: human dignity, freedom, ‘giving unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar’, love, avoiding judgmentalism — sure seems to be an inclusive list to me.

     

    I agree that there’s an enormous difference between the followers of Christ and those who become Christians because they want Jesus to beat up people who have irritated them by being different, but I wouldn’t actually consider the latter to actually be ‘Christianity’.

  • concernedmom

    THINK like you. I used to be my own god. Do what was right, only in my own eyes. I am here to reach out to those walking in darkness, who run from a Holy God. He is seeking the lost, and as His daughter, I am casting out a plea to reach any one who may listen to a better way.

    “A mocker resents correction; he will not consult the wise.”

    Proverbs 14:2t

  • kate-ranieri

    I know the difficulties and obstacles that providers must endure and for their fortitude and good grace, I am thankful every day. When there are legislators, religious nutjobs, right wing extremists, antichoice terrorists, laws, and policies all attempting to control women’s reproductive lives, it’s a miracle that we are able to provide safe and legal abortions every day for good women.

  • crowepps

    Of course the other possibility, judging by the level of vitriol, the poor grammar, the lack of knowledge, the shallow religiosity, etc., is that Concerned Mom is actually a couple of 13-year old boys getting a big thrill out of using the anonymity of the internet to invent a new persona for themselves and put it to use scolding and insulting “the grownups” and get away with it.

  • crowepps

    I used to be my own god. Do what was right, only in my own eyes.

     

     those things that offend GOD, now offend ME.

    Now that you have exported the responsibility for your actions off onto God, it actually seems to have made your character worse overall.  That isn’t much of a recommendation for the rest of us to join you in your beliefs and to also appoint ourselves witchfinders.

  • concernedmom

    The meaning of anything I say. I meant I have a sensitivity of conscience, that I didn’t B4 I accepted Christ. And you are right. Everyone has a conscience, whether they love God or not. The point is, we ALL have sinned, & without trusting Christ, we remain LOST in our sins. Killing the unborn is not compatable with a Holy God. Neither is homosexuality. NOW DON’T START blasting at me, I refer to SCRIPTURE for my references, becuz I defend the Word of God.

  • concernedmom

    If I object.
    “Did I not tell you, saying do not sin against the child; & ye would not hear? Therefore, behold, also is his blood required.”

    Genesis 42:22

  • rebellious-grrl

    The Christian right knows very well about the culture of death, war. Thousands of innocent babies, and children were murdered at the hands of the Bush administration in the unjust war against Iraq and Afghanistan. All in the name of the United States, all in the name of the “Culture of Life.”

    If the “Culture of Death” means women have the freedom to decide to have or not have children, then so be it. I would rather live in a “Culture of Death” than live in your “Culture of Life” where actual babies and children are MURDERED because of the beliefs of right wing fundamentalists.

  • rebellious-grrl

    No really. I’m sorry but I grew up indoctrinated in the Catholic church. I gave myself to Jesus and then he pissed me off, so I dumped him. No seriously, I love Jesus but you got a have a little humor with religion. Jesus told me not to take things so seriously. He said that’s why God “the Father” gave us laughter.

    I’m happy for you that you have found Jesus. Meanwhile I’m still pro-choice. Or pro-abortion or whatever you call it.

     

    p.s. Can you stop quoting the bible? It’s a bit repetitive. Thanks.

  • ahunt

    You’ve gotten on my last nerve, CM…so let me haul your barking, irrelevant scripture-mongering ass into the 21st century.

    Slavery. Rape. Infanticide. Murder. Incest. Bigotry. Assault. Human sacrifice.

    You are good with these Biblically sanctioned offenses? Just wondering.

  • rebellious-grrl

    That’s funny, I thought I was god? Me mocking? Yes, I am mocking because it’s not sincere or real to just quote out of context bible quotes. Why can’t you talk without all of the loaded rhetoric.

    This article is about thanking abortion providers. I am very grateful to  doctors that provide reproductive services to women. I am very thankful that Planned Parenthood is there to provide birth control options, abortion, cancer screenings, and medical services for all people, and especially those that don’t have health insurance.

    I’m thankful that I was able to receive cervical cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood. I was thankful I was able to receive birth control at an affordable cost when I didn’t have health insurance, even though I had a full-time job. You condemn Planned Parenthood even though they do more to prevent pregnancy than the fundamental right.

  • ack

    God: So, tell me about yourself. And no use lying, harhar!

    Christian: Well, I was a good Christian. I went to church on Sundays. I campaigned against gay marriage and worked to make abortion illegal.

    God: Ummm…. ok. What else did you do?

    Christian: I posted on a lot of websites about the evils of abortion, divorce, and the gay agenda. I wrote letters to the editor and made comments when I saw gay couples on the street. But I was never physically violent, of course.

    God: (skeptical) What else?

    Christian: I sometimes gave to charities. (looks hopeful)

    God: (sigh) So you chose the two issues in the Bible where the translation was debatable at best, and ignored all of the parts about not placing judgement, helping the poor, and atoning for your own sins?

     

    While you were campaigning on issues that were never really that important to Me, you could have been working to help victims of the natural disasters I created as tests to see who would actually help those in need. You could have written those letters to the editor about the massive budget cuts your governments have made that will eliminate assistance to the poor, leaving them to die in the streets. While you were campaigning against gay marriage, you could have been volunteering at an agency to help victims of family violence, which is a real threat to the family. Consenting adults wanting to get married because they love each other? Not so much. You could have been campaigning for comprehensive sex education in order to ACTUALLY reduce abortion rates instead of placing the lives of women at risk by attempting to outlaw it. You could have fought for affordable health care. You could have spoken out against the shackling of pregnant prisoners.

    Christian: I….uh… I never coveted my neighbor’s ass?

  • rebellious-grrl

    could you have an actual conversation? Or is “God” speaking for you? Is God in favor of healthcare for all? Or just those lucky “blessed” few who are Christians. Is God concerned with poverty, disease, environmental pollution, water shortages, famine, war, nuclear pollution/war? Or just the unborn? Or is it all their own fault because they gave into “Satan’s” will? What’s your deal? What’s you REAL vested interest in being “pro-life?”

  • concernedmom

    “When wickedness comes, so does contempt. And with shame, so does disgrace.”

    Proverbs 18:3

    I find it very interesting that for all the accusations aimed at me, it is you who is TRULY INTOLERANT & jugdemental, based on each attack you make on me, for merely quoting Scripture that makes you, umm…uncomfortable? Wonder why? Might it be somewhere deep down you know its sin to kill an unborn baby? But becuz its YOUR body that baby grows in, it only has value as a human being IF you want it? Talk about duplicitous reasoning…

    Oh, & I quote Scriptures cuz there is NOTHING more powerful than the Word of God. If you didn’t feel guilty, why would it get you so ticked off? :)

  • concernedmom

    “Love the sinner, hate the sin”? This is my motto, as well.

    “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.”

    Proverbs 16:25

  • kate-ranieri

    Such audacious hubris of you to state that you know how I think. Such a sentiment smacks of a god-deluded personality. I’m not my own god. For you to say so is to create a fallacious argument based on ad hominem and false causality arguments. I accept my humility and I can do so on my own two feet using my own words. I do not need the mumbo jumbo of biblical citations written and revised ad nauseum by dead men to assert my beliefs. 

     

    I am also telling you that I do not appreciate your missionary zealotry. I am not lost despite all your delusions. You, my dear, are unwilling to listen to the wise women who post on this blog. You are unwilling to believe or accept that there are women who trust women to make good decisions for themselves without consulting you or your bible or your version of god.

     

    Let me turn the table on you, sweet cheeks. You resent correction; you will not consult the wise women. So, run back home to your misogynistic, woman hating, patriarchal, god-fearing, bretheren. And, please, stay there. 

  • concernedmom

    The topic of this discussion was in ‘honoring’ abortionists. What an abomination! My heart is for the unborn, which are the MOST innocent & helpless forms of human life. This is a fallen world. Things are always going to be in turmoil until the return of Christ, as prophesied. Oh yes…this is coming sooner than you think. But the next Biblical event is the Rapture of the Church. Then 7 years of the most horrendous Tribulation the world has ever seen. But of course you think I made that up. Why not contact a local Pastor or Priest & verify my claim? Do you want to be LEFT BEHIND? If you turn from your sins & accept Christ as your Savior, you will be saved.
    Simple as that. If you think there’s any other way to be saved, you are decieved.

    “In the last times, there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires. These are the men who devide you, who follow mere natural instincts & do not have the Spirit.”

    Jude:v.17-19

  • kate-ranieri

    From CONCERNEDMOM [who loves CAPS to FLAME people] I find it very interesting that for all the accusations aimed at me, it is you who is are TRULY INTOLERANT [most people can make their point without resorting to screaming in caps]& jugdemental judgmental, based on each attack you make on about me, for merely quoting Scripture that makes you, umm…uncomfortable[wild ass assumption]? Wonder why? Might it be somewhere deep down you know its it’s a sin [according to ConcernMom or her JC-dog] to kill an unborn baby? But becuz because its it’s YOUR body that baby grows in, it only has value as a human being IF you want it? Talk about duplicitous reasoning…[what, pray tell, is duplicitous reasoning?]

    Oh, & I quote Scriptures cuz because there is NOTHING more powerful than the Word of God. If you didn’t feel guilty, why would it get you so ticked off? 

     

    Why, oh, Grammar Queen, oh Holier-than-Thou-ConcernedMom, do you delude yourself in thinking anyone feels guilty or that they are “ticked off” or, using a more precise term, annoyed? Isn’t that rather presumptious? 

  • colleen

    I find it very interesting that for all the accusations aimed at me, it is you who is TRULY INTOLERANT & jugdemental, based on each attack you make on me, for merely quoting Scripture that makes you, umm…uncomfortable? Wonder why?

    is your apparent inability to speak anything close to the truth. Nobody besides mental health professionals are tolerant of people who behave in the way you’ve been behaving here and then only when they’re being paid to be tolerant. You started posting here by attempting, clumsily and obviously, to entrap Amanda into explaining how underaged teenagers could circumvent parental consent laws and then, when I called you on that, you lied just as you lie above when you say that all you have done is quote scripture. It’s a simple matter to demonstrate that you’ve been doing a great deal more than quoting scripture you don’t understand and out of context and besides, this is NOT a Bible study forum.
    The thing that makes me uncomfortable is that you keep insisting that you speak for God, that your (rather shallow and crude) set of values is what God wants to see manifested in the world. This does not make me uncomfortable because I believe you’re speaking the truth but because I suspect you are severely mentally ill.

  • concernedmom

    For the Holy Bible.
    “I will extol the Lord at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. My soul will boast in the Lord; let the aflicted hear and rejoice.”

    Psalm 34:1-3

    “Contend, O Lord, with those who fight against me.”

    Psalm 35:1

  • rebellious-grrl

    She’s (ConcernedMom) like a talking parrot.

  • concernedmom

    Speaking out for the unborn, I wouldn’t be here. You were so much happier when you all agreed it was cool to terminate at your descretion, an innocent human life. This is WRONG because you are taking the life of another human being.
    “Thou shall not kill.”

    Exodus 20:13

  • rebellious-grrl

    Can you quote something Jesus said about abortion? Which would probably be new testament? You said you wanted to talk to us, so talk without a quote.

     

    And thank your abortion provider today and everyday.

  • rebellious-grrl

    Can you quote something Jesus said about abortion? Which would probably be new testament? You said you wanted to talk to us, so talk without a quote.

     

    And thank your abortion provider today and everyday.

  • rebellious-grrl

    What do you do when the “unborn” become born? Do they get healthcare? Do they have access to education, food, housing? Will they have access to higher education when they are of college age? Will they have to fight another unnecessary unjust war for oil? Will they have a toxic free environment to grow up in? Will they have a world to grow up in?

    Will women’s lives be controlled by the government, in which all decisions about a woman’s body are made by the state?

    And thank your abortion provider today and everyday.

  • jayn

    If you didn’t feel guilty, why would it get you so ticked off?

     

    Hindu:  Eating beef is unholy.  I demand you all stop eating beef at once!

     

    Jew: And pork!  Start setting all those unclean pigs free!

     

     

    Somehow I don’t think you’d feel much different from us if you were constantly bombarded with these arguments…

  • belker

    I just mailed my donation in a thank you card to Planned Parenthood.  I doubled what I usually give on behalf of one con(fused)cernedmom whose continuous dogmatic rhetoric will only drive more people screaming from her cult than it “saves”.

  • ch

    Belker,

    I also donated to NNAF.org, NARAL and Planned Parenthood on Concerned Mom’s behalf. 

     

    Thank you abortion providers!

  • kater7

    I went to the NAF site to thank all abortion providers, but I wanted to make sure people knew – the LA Times has an article about Curtis Boyd who will be stepping forward to provide late-term abortions, thanks to the void created by the murder of Dr. Tiller. I especially wanted to thank those doctors that are doing such a necessary and heartbreaking job, despite the dangers to them and their families. 

  • kater7
  • crowepps

    The sputtering contempt is not for the Bible at all, it is instead for you and your misuse of it to attack people.

  • crowepps

    I’ve been putting off sending in my annual membership, but I guess if Planned Parenthood is the only thing standing between women and  whackaloons like this, I’d better get a check in the mail.

  • mechashiva

    Thanks for the link. I was really excited to see that Dr Boyd is going to be working with Dr Robinson, since I have worked with her before. Dr Robinson is just amazing, and she’ll be wonderful to the patients she sees. I could wax eloquent about the wonders of her compassion and excellent surgical technique, but I’ll settle for just saying I think she was the best doctor I worked with.