Killing a baby in the womb is a good parenting decision. It’s a blessing. It’s normal. It’s a family value.
These essentially are the messages of a new billboard campaign by Ohio’s largest abortion business, Preterm. The ads celebrate and normalize abortion, leaving out the part about the baby’s death.
The AP reports Preterm recently paid for 16 billboards in the Cleveland area that display the words “Abortion is …” followed by different phrases, such as “a parenting decision,” “a blessing,” “liberty” and “your right.” Other phrases include “life-saving,” “necessary” and “a second chance.”
None of the billboards explain what an abortion actually is: the killing of a unique, living human being in the womb. In most cases, abortions occur after the unborn baby’s heart already is beating.
The abortion business coupled the billboards with a social media campaign, urging abortion activists to help them end the “stigma” of abortion.
“We want to push people to think about abortion in new, diverse ways with these billboards,” said Nancy Starner, director of development and communications for the abortion business, in a statement. “We want the people in our community who have had abortions to know that they’re not alone.”
The abortion industry would have women believe that there is no reason to feel bad after an abortion. They tell women that an abortion is a normal health care procedure, a blessing, a right.
But this is a deception, a disservice to women. Many women do mourn deeply after their abortions and struggle for years with their decision. Pro-lifers want to provide women with the truth and help them heal. Abortion is the killing of an unborn child; abortion is pain, it’s life-destroying, it’s death. And the bad feelings are a result of a child’s unnecessary death, not cultural stigma.
Is there more?
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) in December signed a bill prohibiting abortions based on fetal Down syndrome diagnosis.
House Bill 214, the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act, prohibits abortion procedures on women seeking to abort their babies as a result of a Down syndrome diagnosis.
According to Cleveland.com, the law — which will go into effect in March — says a physician who performs an abortions, and who was aware of a fetal Down syndrome diagnosis “could be charged with a fourth-degree felony, punishable by up to 18 months in prison.”
Women who have had abortions do not have to suffer alone. Most pro-lifers and pregnancy centers offer compassion and outstretched arms to women who are seeking healing after an abortion. They tell women that they can grieve the loss of their child, that their pain is not meaningless, and most importantly that they can heal from the mistakes of their past.