Questions and Choices

Last Tuesday night was a special night for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio. Not only did they throw a massive gala to celebrate their 100th anniversary, they also had famed feminist and abortion activist Gloria Steinem headline the event. As I’m sure you can imagine, hundreds of Planned Parenthood supporters flocked from all over the state to fawn over their idol and throw their money at the abortion giant.
In an interview about the event, Steinem clarified that she is not “pro-abortion,” she is “pro-choice.” Continuing, she stated "It's obviously ridiculous to say somebody is 'pro-abortion.' Nobody wakes up in the morning and says, 'I think I'll have an abortion. It's a pleasurable experience.' The question is not pro-abortion or anti-abortion, the question is who makes the decision: a woman and her physician, or the government."

I disagree. The question is not who makes the decision, but is abortion a justified decision. We’re humans with free-will. We have infinite choices that we could make if we wanted to, but that doesn’t mean that all choices are equal. It’s ridiculous to say that a man has the “choice” to rape a woman, or that a Nazi can “choose” if he wants to gas Jews. Preferential choices are relegated to things like what kind of doughnut you want or where you want to go to college, not whether you can to kill someone or not.

That night, we stood outside of the convention center for nearly 5 hours showing the reality of their “choice.” We had a team of around 40 activists working hard to converse with passers-by and party-goers. Many people who joined us were first-timers, and I could not be more proud of them. Standing on one of the busiest intersections in Columbus during rush hour in front of a building full of abortion advocates while showing the victims of abortion is not easy, and it’s even harder when you’re young, as many team members were. But they persevered through the honking and yelling
and swearing, and did what needed to be done.

In just a few weeks, we will have our summer Justice Ride beginning. On this trip, we’ll have about 40 students advocating for the preborn around Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland. The Justice Ride also marks the beginning of our summer internship program. This year, we will be having 13 interns join us for 8 weeks of education and activism. Please be praying for us as we’re rolling into the busiest part of our year and for our interns as they are fundraising and preparing for their time here in Columbus.