CBR’s shocking, graphic video juxtaposed a soothing video produced by the Northland Family Planning Centers, a late-term abortion chain of 3 mills in Michigan, with the reality of abortion.
CBR’s video got such a huge initial response, CEO Gregg Cunningham decided to take some time to remaster it to grotesque perfection. CBR is calling this video “the most shocking 4-minute abortion debate you will ever see.” CBR may be right…This video is posted at Pro-Life Tube, where it will never be removed.
When a woman becomes pregnant, she is posed with a question. She must decide whether or not she is ready to bring new life into the world.
Note how they are taking as a given an unproven point -- that every positive pregnancy test does (and should) lead to actively pondering whether or not to let the baby live. A presumption of abortion is made.Ultimately, the choice should come from a loving heart and a clear head.
A loving heart and clear head combination will never result in a decision to abort. A woman who has a loving heart might, for misguided reasons, feel trapped into aborting her baby because she doesn't realize she has other options. A woman with a clear head will realize full well that she's choosing to kill her baby because she's not loving enough to pursue the other options. But you can't love your baby and clear-headedly choose a horrific death for that baby.
This is a transparent attempt to reassure women who don't want to abort -- who feel awful about it -- that it really is necessary and therefore loving.[T]here are many helpful tools available to help you work through the decision-making process, including Northland’s Head and Heart Counseling, an unbiased, free pregnancy counseling service offered exclusively by Northland Family Planning.
Isn't that convenient? They offer a free service to reassure you that the abortion you're feeling trapped into really is not only necessary, but loving and good!
And the fact that the abortion puts money in their pockets is just a coincidence.Making a choice about your pregnancy can be a gift of learning and growth. It is an invitation for you to develop a larger vision of yourself. It’s a way to practice compassion and loving kindness toward yourself.”
This is wrong on so many levels. They're trying to convince the reluctant woman that putting herself through this needless anguish will be GOOD FOR HER.
Studies have shown that one of the reasons women end up choosing abortion is that they're unable to develop a larger vision of themselves -- one that includes motherhood. Northland wants the woman to expand her vision of herself to include killer of her own child.
Note how they try to convince the woman to be "normal" by choosing to abort:
You can take comfort in knowing your feelings about abortion are not unique; everyday women are faced with the same choice.
Did you know?
- Over 1/3 of American women will have an abortion by the age of 45.
- Women of all ages, races, economic backgrounds and religious beliefs have abortions.
- Over 1 million abortions occur in the United States each year
Come on, honey! EVERYBODY'S doing it!
Women who are willing to explore how they feel and what they think can come to a peaceful resolution about their pregnancy. To get there, you must be willing to work at it. The exercises offered by the counselors at Northland Family Centers or in the workbook, mean you must do some soul searching and do some “homework.” It may be the most important assignment you ever do.
But notice that aside from a single passing mention of choosing birth because you're certain you're ready, everything very quietly assumes that of course, the ultimate answer will be to abort -- that it's your job to just find a way to convince yourself to do it and then feel good about it afterward.