By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
The tweet I saw pop up in my Twitter feed this week shook me to the core:
Women don’t want to be sacred.
The quote did not come from a male supremacist group, but from the pro-abortion lobbying group known as NARAL.
Upon further reflection, I realized that I should not be surprised by the tweet. After all, the abortion industry has been known to subject women to substandard treatment, failing to recognize their dignity. Consider the abortion center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which racked up 44 pages worth of safety violations, or the “House of Horrors” run by abortionist and serial killer Kermit Gosnell in West Philadelphia.
And then there is the not-so-subtle fact that at least half of the babies whose lives are taken in utero in abortion facilities around the country are females.
The tweet went on to say:
We want to be treated as equals.
Who would object to that? But contrary to NARAL, the concept of women being sacred and the desire to be treated as equal to men are not mutually exclusive. All human beings are sacred, possessing an inherent dignity that can never be lost. That applies to born and unborn women and men.
The evidence that the pro-life movement considers all women sacred–from the moment of conception to the instant of natural death–shows the high degree of respect with which the pro-life cause treats women.
The fact that a group, like NARAL, is blind to the sacred nature of womanhood is incredibly sad, and provides yet another example of why such groups do not speak for the majority of American women today.