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.