Today men and women, teens and children will be marching in Washington D.C. It doesn’t matter that it is very cold with the prospect of more snow. Today is the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
The marchers will be carrying signs. What do the signs say? LET THEIR HEARTS BEAT. Young adults will be carrying signs that say I AM THE PRO-LIFE GENERATION.
Roe v. Wade was overturned last year, but the issue of abortion is far from resolved. Although abortion seems to offer a quick fix for a woman who does not want to be pregnant (or a solution for a boyfriend or a parent), it doesn’t change the fact that a baby is being killed. Women often carry wounds from the procedure.
Currently the safety of the abortion pill, mifepristone, is being challenged. In some states it is available without any physician visit. It can be prescribed over telemedicine and received through the mail.
About 20 years ago I read about the death of a young woman who had taken the abortion pill and subsequently died of toxic shock. Infection is possible if all of the pregnancy is not evacuated. Heavy bleeding is possible. If the pill is taken when the pregnancy is more than 10 weeks along the possibility of severe complications rises.
The Supreme Court will issue a ruling on the availability of the abortion pill this year.
In a previous blog I wrote about resources available for women who have had an abortion and are seeking to heal. Both the woman and the infant are priorities. You can read Unplanned and Post Abortion Help here.
A resource for teens who want to know facts about abortion is the book by Janice Morana, Everything You Need to Know About Abortion.