Comments on Dr. Horvath-Cosper's Statement

Words from an abortion provider & a pro-life response: 

From Planned Parenthood: Dr. Horvath-Cosper states: "I chose to become an abortion provider because I respect the autonomy of women, and I trust them to decide what’s best for themselves and their families.... Because I believe every child should be cherished, and because I value the ability to plan whether and when to have a family. I chose to do this because of pregnancies that didn’t turn out as anticipated and because of women whose lives and health must be protected."

What this implies: Dr. H-C: "I respect the autonomy of women" (Implied: Unless they are inside the womb. As for the DNA inside the womb that reveals the baby is a boy, he also is seen as unworthy of life.) 

Pro-lifers respect the autonomy of women and of men no matter their age from conception to natural death.

Dr. H-C:"I trust them to decide what's best for themselves and their families." (Implied: Unless my quota hasn't been met and I still want that bonus).

Pro-lifers trust women in so far as they are not doing something to harm their own child or allow their child to be harmed even if that is by abortion. And we trust women are more likely to choose life when they are presented with real help that gets them out of a crisis they are facing. 

Dr. H-C:"Because I believe every child should be cherished" (Implied: Unless they are so young, they are still in the womb)

Pro-lifers believe every child should be cherished no matter the age or circumstances in which they are conceived. 

Dr. H-C: "and because I value the ability to plan whether and when to have a family." (Implied: family members who are unplanned are unwanted.)

Pro-lifers value family with each child as gift from God. Once the child is inside the womb, that child doesn't go away with abortion - they just die. You didn't un-plan the family; a member of the family was killed. Stabilized couples want to adopt infants; and that results in growing a family too! And last time we checked children don't get to pick out their biological parents or grandparents or siblings either. We can't choose our birth, but we can choose how to respond. 

Dr. H-C "I chose to do this because of pregnancies that didn’t turn out as anticipated and because of women whose lives and health must be protected." (FALSLY Implies: abortion is key in health for women and eliminating unwanted children under the age of birth)

Pro-lifers believe unexpected plans can bring unexpected joy! Prolifers do not expect to control ever last detail of the children's lives but to trust God and bring their best to the world around them. We believe women's lives should be protected from the devastation that follows abortion. We believe women should be given real help in addressing their needs AND the needs of their unborn child. 

And PRO-LIFERS believe that ABORTIONISTS did not grow up wanting to be abortionists, and if they want to really help women, the first step is to STOP PROVIDING ABORTIONS and choose a healthy life giving lifestyle!

Real love, real life, real solutions are on our side.

Blog Post written by:
Theresa Camara
Program Director
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