Monday, October 6, 2008

Pro-Life Activists at Large in Niagara Falls Yesterday

We had a Life Chain here in the Falls yesterday.

I was VERY surprised as I was driving down Lundy's Lane yesterday on my way to my mother's for dinner. There were people lined up on both sides of the street holding up Pro-Life Poster boards with sloagans like ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN and PRAY TO END ABORTION.

Now, I am not "Pro-Abortion" as ProLifers call it. I am Pro-Choice because there are circumstances in which I have never been in. There are women who's shoes I'll never have to stand in. But I am OUTRAGED that these people feel that they are entitled to FORCE thier views on other people. I could go on and on about this but, I digress.

I had to explain to my 10 year old what abortion was yesterday because of this!!!

I'M PISSED!!! Do you know how hard it is to explain that to a 10 year old???

I have only one thing to say to them....STOP FORCING YOUR OPINION ON OTHERS!!!!!!!!!!

If people want to know what you're all about, they will come to you and ask you. There are plenty of Pro-life organizations in this country and there are plenty of resources on the internet to FIND organizations and information about abortion, the Pro-Life movement, etc.

But really, I do NOT want to spend Sunday afternoon explaining abortion to my 10 year old because YOU have a cause!!!!

I would REALLY like to sit down and have a chat with one of them and find out exactly what their purpose is for a "protest" like this. There are far more important things to protest about such as POVERTY and WAR. What women do with their OWN PERSONAL BODIES is NOT something to be protesting!!! While I don't always agree with the reasons women have abortions, who am I to JUDGE them and tell them they have sinned? I am not God!

JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Bohemian Single Mom said...

omg...poor little J. He must have been traumatized seeing people in his own city holding signs that say abortion KILLS CHILDREN!!!
I don't blame you for being so upset. Good thing you talked to him so he's not traumatized for life! But yeah, nice way to ruin a family Sunday outing.

It's really a shame that these people have no boundaries. They care about the unborn fetus yet have no regard for the young children their "rallies" are affecting.
Some of their signs can be quite graphic and they seem to think the "shock value" gets their point across. When in fact, most of the gross images they portray have been proven to be photo-shopped and faked to suit their own purpose.

I am also pro-choice, and I agree, it does NOT mean, pro-abortion. (a term pro-lifers invented).
Our country went to war and we lost thousands of lives so that our country would have Freedom of Religion, and Freedom of CHOICE.

We simpy don't have the right to try and convince ANYONE to make ANY choice regarding their personal life.

If I strutted around with a sign about vegetarianism and animal slaughter, I'd expect to be smacked over the head with it.

That's the difference between a "cause" and a "cult".

great post!

Jane said...

I am also pro-choice. It doesn't mean that I like the idea or proceedure of an abortion but I do believe that women have a choice. I don't feel comfortable when a person or group is "in my face" with their values. I appreciate having an opionion; just don't beat me over the head with it.

Ayre said...

Ditto Jane! Thanks for stopping by! :)

This Guy said...

Ahhh... Where do I even start, and what can I even say? I don't know why some people feel it necessary to force their oppinions or beliefs on others. I just don't understand. You'd think that people would be happy just living their lives, and letting others do the same.

If your going to get together, and organize a bunch of people, and march, or rally, why not collect some canned/dry goods for the local food bank. Why not volunteer your time at a womans shelter instead? What affect does marching down the street have? Nothing, just makes people sick of seeing your stupid face. Be useful, or get off the planet.

Jennifer said...

YOU GO GIRL!!! :) well said.

and i totally agree... and how horrible that you had to discuss this with your 10 yr old b/c of the people with way to big of opinions and signs!! ugh.

everyone is entitled to think what they want and to believe in whateve they want to believe in... but keep it to yourself unless someone asks you.


Anonymous said...

I agree. They are a fanatical group who know nothing about medicine and science and don't wish to research any of it. They don't want to hear the truth. Only their own shouts and senseless opinions.
A 6-week-old mass of cells is not a baby. It's not even determined to be a fetus yet. They make it sound like woman who get abortions are committing horrible acts of premeditated murder for the fun of it.
Some women and young women have unimaginable circumstances surrounding their decisions.
They don't need the added stress of these fanatical groups shoving signs in their faces.
Thank you for this post.