The Los Angeles Times just highlighted a disturbing new trend in baby showers this summer: Donations to abortion groups.
Pregnant mothers are using their baby showers, maternity photos and social media to advocate for other mothers’ unborn babies to be killed in abortions — what the newspaper called “summer’s hot baby gift.”
Sylvia Ghazarian, who runs Women’s Reproductive Rights Assistance Project, which helps women pay for abortions, said their group has received donations recently through baby registries and social media campaigns.
“People do it all the time,” Ghazarian said.
A lesbian couple from Cleveland, Ohio, told the newspaper that they have been using their unborn daughter to advocate for abortion on Instagram. Melissa Connelly said they felt outraged when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade on June 24, a few days after their daughter’s baby shower.
“I wanted to bring a daughter into the world knowing that she could be anything, and that starts with bodily autonomy,” Connelly said. “To have that right stripped a month before she’s born, and then to know she has more rights as a fetus — it’s absolutely absurd to me.”
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But abortions strip unborn babies of all their rights, and banning abortions does not give unborn babies more rights than their mothers. Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies have been aborted in the U.S., almost all for elective, unnecessary reasons.
Now that Roe is gone, states may protect unborn babies from abortion again, but abortion activists are trying to thwart pro-life states’ life-saving efforts — paying pregnant mothers to cross state lines to abort their unborn babies rather than provide real help for mothers and babies in need.
Here’s more from the newspaper:
Since the [Supreme Court] leak, requests for donations to the Brigid Alliance and Planned Parenthood increasingly have shown up on baby registry sites alongside Lovevery toy subscriptions, Kanga Care cloth diaper kits and Uppababy stroller systems.
“When you have a baby, people do want to give you things — but she has everything she needs,” said one expectant woman, who asked not to be named … As part of her registry, she’s soliciting donations for the National Network of Abortion Funds.
All the money going to pro-abortion groups could do a vast amount of good to provide better healthcare and support to mothers and babies. Instead, it is being used to kill unborn babies.
Often pregnant mothers turn to abortion because they feel desperate and alone. Many need financial and material support, prenatal care, encouragement and advice. Pro-life advocates are offering this every day at thousands of pregnancy centers and other charities across the U.S. Pro-lifers are the ones providing real hope and real help so that every mother can celebrate and welcome the birth of her child.
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