Those who support abortion have to be ready to tell kids why they chose to abort. It’s a conversation that can be devastating if told wrong as some kids may find out that they were a mistake or that they’re never going to get a brother or a sister because mom would rather abort if she found out she was pregnant again.
“Kids are a handful.” While the statement is true, that shouldn’t be used as an argument to justify abortion. Similarly, “Sometimes people don’t want to become pregnant” is not an effective argument because there’s this thing that’s readily available to people called birth control.
These are the arguments that are being used by Renee Bracey Sherman, a woman who is a “reproductive justice activist” who calls herself the Beyonce of Abortion Storytelling.
Sherman wants to make sure that people who have had abortions in pop culture and the media are supported and visible. She doesn’t want people to feel bad about abortion, which is why she’s focused on storytelling. That way, people know that it’s okay to choose an abortion because “kids are a handful” and become, sometimes, people don’t want to be pregnant.
Her tweet received a significant amount of talk because she talked to her 5-year-old niece in an “age-appropriate” way about abortion. This child now knows that kids are a handful. So, this child is going to grow up thinking that it’s okay to kill an unborn child simply because it can be difficult to parent at times. Meanwhile, there are countless people who would love to have the opportunity to be adoptive parents and deal with kids that are a handful on a daily basis.
Anti-abortion groups pushed back on what Sherman had to say. Abby Johnson, a pro-lifer, responded with the idea that Sherman lied to her niece because she didn’t provide the truth. Johnson suggested that Sherman tell her nice that “abortion kills a baby” that grows inside of a mommy’s tummy. She dared her to tell her niece and see what she says because “No child believes in abortion.”
The tweet that Sherman released is based on an article that involves how “easy” it is for parents to have the abortion talk with children. It’s how moms have been able to justify having an abortion to their daughters.
Women say that they knew they “needed” or “wanted” to have an abortion right away because being pregnant didn’t work for their lifestyle at the time. However, it makes it sound like women are ignorant of how babies are made. Birth control can be used to prevent an unwanted pregnancy, as can abstinence. Yet, it’s easier and more convenient for these women to kill the babies growing inside of them rather than carrying them to full-term and using the adoption system. Then, of course, there’s the fact that they could have chosen not to get pregnant in the first place.
The article covers various women and how they told their children they were getting an abortion. On involves a woman by the name of Amiya who had a 12-year-old daughter. She didn’t want the abortion but knew it was “something I needed to do.” But why? Because she didn’t want to raise another child when she already had a 12-year-old? That’s not a good enough reason. The child should know that mommy was selfish for not wanting to take the time to raise another child and that mommy wasn’t good at self-care enough to take preventative measures to avoid getting pregnant after having her first.
The only thing that these stories helped was to raise their daughters with the idea that abortion is okay. It’s okay to be able to make poor choices in life because abortion is always there to help you clean up the mess that you made.
While there are reasons why some might want to consider an abortion, such as due to unforeseen medical problems, rape, or something else, this wasn’t the case with any of the women who wanted to use ‘abortion storytelling’ as a way to explain to their children that they chose abortion. Instead, these were women who chose not to use any kind of birth control and use abortion as the easy way out because they didn’t want to deal with their consequences longer than it took to drive down to the nearest abortion clinic.
The storytelling is only a bunch of lies told to help the mother feel better about her decision, but it’s still murder no matter how much she wants to sugarcoat it to her children.