Sunday, December 21, 2003

i saw a sign on friday night. it said "jesus is the goodness of christmas."

you'd think i saw it on a church...or a christian bookstore...or even in front of a person's house. none of these would be disturbing or out of line at all, it would be kind of quaint.

it wasn't in front of any of these kinds of things.

and it was downright disturbing.

i looked above the words, and they were on the sign for a PREGNANCY CENTRE!!! clearly, from the sign, you could tell it was one of those crisis pregnancy centres that shows you pictures of aborted fetuses and tells you that it's an evil thing, a murderous thing, to get an abortion.

i'm not bothered by the idea of religious objections to abortions--i just don't think it's anyone's place to force such objections on others, in a legal, medical, or psychiatric context. it's "a woman's choice" for a reason--abortion is something that's up to the individual woman to choose whether or not it's the right thing to do. i'm so bothered by places that try to pass themselves off as pregnancy clinics when, in reality, all they do is try to bully as many women as possible to carry their babies through to term--babies that they may not be ready, willing, or able to raise.

this is why that sign disturbed me.

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