personhoodusa:

If you support abortion, you believe violence against children is a good thing.

The reason our founder is pro-life is because she realized that violence could never be the answer. She realized this in a very stark moment of clarity when her own life was threatened by an angry partner…

“You need to get an abortion, Aimee. I can take you, and we’ll get it taken care of. I can’t possibly tell my mom what we’ve been doing. I can’t…”

“But you said that we’d work it out—!”

“I know, but we can’t. Honestly, I’ve been thinking… I dunno… I might kill you and then myself.”

“Leave. Go. Now. I have to go back to class. We’ll talk about this some other time.”

My mind was reeling at what he’d said. I might kill you and then myself. If I’d had the presence of mind, I suppose I would have run to the police or at least the vice principal. But I was shocked and scared, and I felt so utterly alone.

And yet, in that moment, I knew something else, too:

If I was indeed with child, that preborn human life within me would be worthy of the same protections as me. If I were to be killed, we would both be the victims of the same violence. So what right did I have to inflict the same harm that was being threatened against me upon an innocent human being?

How much better would I be than the guy if I chose the path of violence to reach my goals in life?

— Aimee Murphy, Metamorphosis

Posted by cultureshift

A plea to win the hearts of those who choose to dehumanize our development and undermine our right to live.

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