Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Never call her Mother

The Bones has this up on his blog.
I saw it myself at Victoria today for a while I thought it was pro-Life but it is not, but then a woman who aborts will never hear her child call her, "mother", she will never be able to speak of her child as "daughter", if she has other children they will never call her aborted child "sister" and no child of her generation will ever call her, "friend".


The Rad Trad said...

What is the point of adverts like this? England, and my own country, have gone so far down the abortion road that those who support killing children seem to be spending their time justifying it to themselves and not the people at large.

gemoftheocean said...

I'd look on that advert as insulting to my mother. She wasn't a killer.

Anonymous said...

What do you call a child whose mother has had an abortion?

blondpidge said...

It's a poster advertising abortion as being a desirable and acceptable outcome. And yet BPAS and MSI claim to offer impartial counselling to those with crisis pregnancies?

BPAS claim that over 50% of women seeking abortions have experienced contraception failure. Says it all really.

AndrewWS said...

What do you call a woman who has had an abortion?


nickbris said...

Been doing Genealogy and it is beginning to look as though my Father would not have been born if Abortion had been available in 1907

Unknown said...

I understand the message of your post Fr Blake ,but I am saddened to see no compassion from you or from those that comment . Women who have had an abortion know their baby is dead & they generally fully know their part in it's death . Oh that more people in the RC Church had the same compassion as JP II.

In his encyclical letter Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life, paragraph 99), Pope John Paul II has a special message for women who have had an abortion:

I would now like to say a special
word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly. If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. To the same Father and His mercy you can with sure hope entrust your child. With the friendly and expert help and advice of other people, and as a result of your own painful experience, you can be among the most eloquent defenders of everyone’s right to life. Through your commitment to life, whether by accepting the birth of other children or by welcoming and caring for those most in need of someone to be close to them, you will become promoters of a new way of looking at human life."


Gatepost productions said...

Why would one want a to call a woman who has had an abortion anything at all? It's a matter for her and her Maker.

Amfortas said...

Susan Ireland, I'm with you. The comments lack compassion. We should not be aiming our comments at women who have had an abortion but at the anti-propagandists of BPAS.

Our Lady of Good Success-pray for us. said...

the ad removes the guilt from the women who has or might consider abortion and places it on those who rightly disapprove - it encourages a most greivous error and encourages other to view 'compassion' concerning this as supporting women seeking abortion - father's Nov. 13th post highlights the grief women who've had abortions undergo - a billboard highlighting that would be helpful - it's a fine line between aiding and a betting greivous sin and being sympathetic. none of the above comments disaproving are untrue nor unhelpful in forming a proper conscience.

TLMWx said...

The only name calling I'ver heard is always addressed to the child so it can be belittled and killed.

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But then, those who "care" so much about the plight of women who've had abortions rarely show compassion for the children whose lives have been torn from them. Until they show concern for the child, their concern should be called out for what it is- a cloak of malice

The only care worthy of it's name is opposition to abortion at every turn. This is true concern and love for woman and children.

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