From ‘choice to “not in her shoes:” Planned parenthood sidesteps abortion
LifeNews – Paul Stark – 7/19/2013
Anyway, in lieu of “choice,” the organization has introduced a new website and video titled “Not in Her Shoes.” The website summarizes: “Abortion is a deeply personal and often complex decision for a woman to make. You can’t make that decision for someone else. Nobody knows a woman’s specific situation—we’re not in her shoes.” This approach is not really new, as some have suggested. It is decades old. And though it might serve as an effective rhetorical device, it obscures, rather than clarifies, the truth about abortion.
Difficult circumstances call for a compassionate response to meet the needs of women and their families. They are not a reason to authorize killing or an excuse to abandon women to that choice (pardon the term). Pregnancy care centers across the nation are doing the hard work of grappling with the complexities of women’s lives while affirming the dignity of both mother and child.
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