Last March, I posted this meme on GenFringe.com’s Facebook page –
I think it’s great. To the point. Doesn’t leave much room for arguing (or so I thought). And, it’s not even graphic! If you type ‘abortion’ into any search engine, you’ll find horrifying (real) photographs that will make you never want to look at your tablet screen again. But this? This is just…the pro-life argument – plain and simple.
So, to my surprise, something happened a couple weeks ago. This meme went viral from our page, and suddenly, I’m getting HUNDREDS of private messages, coming in by the second, saying that Facebook users reported this meme as inappropriate and offensive. At first I thought, “This can’t be right…it must be one person spamming us.” Then, one said, “I am offended by this and got all my friends to report you.” So, this dude’s friends turned into about 30 million other-peoples’-friends.
And it wasn’t just one person spamming. I have been reading personal messages from angry pro-choice people for weeks now – all centered around this meme and when I reposted it over the weekend, I set us up to, once again, be flooded with pro-choice hate.
I have been reading as many of these comments and messages as I can to try and understand how anyone could possibly have a ‘pro-choice’ mentality and belief system.
I usually tell myself and (desperately) hope that the pro-choice majority is full of ignorance. As I thought, many are. One Facebook user commented today, saying, “I love how the picture is of a fully developed baby– in an attempt to deceive people. Abortions occur when the mothers are carrying nothing more than a lump of genetic material. You guys are kind of psychos.”
Unreal. That is the comment of a completely deluded and ignorant person.
Someone else posted this picture –
The oblivion is frightening.
Many pro-choice people will say that they’re good with first trimester abortions because of course they assume the fetus looks like the little spermy looking thing in that meme above. But, in reality, a first trimester baby looks like this.
A little more sophisticated than a “lump of genetic material” if you ask me.
I don’t think the ignorant are the pro-life majority. It’s devastating to see how many in our generation will embrace such evil under the guise of “freedom,” knowing full well what an abortion actually is.
On our Facebook page, those in favor of abortion who did not seem to be ignorant had their own little justifications. One girl said that she had an abortion because had she not, she and the baby would’ve “definitely needed some therapy.”
Another person said that as long as the umbilical cord connects mom to baby, the baby’s not a person – even if it could be delivered healthy and fully developed.
Speaking for the Silenced
I read a Christian blog recently where a girl spoke against pro-lifers posting anti-abortion things on their pages because it might be insensitive to women who have had abortions. Never in my life have I disagreed so strongly with someone’s blog post. I might email her personally.
This isn’t something trivial that is worth sparing feelings over. This is life and death.
It’s not insensitive or ‘un-Christian’ to defend a person’s life. I’m a Christian – not that my faith has anything to do with being pro-life (I’d be pro-life even if I wasn’t religious), but I am. I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and I believe that He forgives those who repent and seek Him. He forgives women who have abortions and so should we – their sin is no worse than ours, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t speak up for the voiceless unborn victims in an effort to keep the peace.
It’s Not Your Body
No matter what situation a woman or teen finds herself in or how difficult her circumstances are, getting an abortion is not about a woman and her body. It’s about a woman, her body, and another new human’s body – a new human with fingers and toes and a unique DNA…unique fingerprints…a person! No matter how that person came to be or what they’re being born into, that is a person who deserves to live.
All the outrage over this Facebook meme has so stirred me, I’m going to keep sharing it so we can get as many eyes on it as possible. I want all the people who are pro-choice out of ignorance to have light-bulbs go off. Help spread the word by sharing informative articles and memes like this one in your circles. We’d also love to publish your story if you’ve got some personal insight to share that will help further the pro-life cause.
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