Thursday, March 05, 2009

Month of March

March is the US "National Talk to Your Kids About Sex Month". Below are excerpts of the email blast from Elliot Institute. How long until we get going like this in RP? With the RH Bill, impossible is nothing (with apologies to my favorite Adidas).

The Bus, The Mall, The Nurse and The School Counselor

"Every Tuesday a scheduled bus picked up students and took them to the Planned Parenthood clinic. School counselors arranged the visits. It was all so organized. ...

"The nurse said this was not the time to be asking questions."

It could be your daughter, your friend's daughter, your granddaughter, your niece … or some of their classmates. Scheduled for an impromptu "field trip" ... or lured into an abortion clinic during an after-school trip to the mall.

Most parents on all sides of the abortion issue are unaware that their kids and teens in their own circles are at significant risk for coerced abortion and the silent aftershock that even the most well-adjusted youth is ill-equipped to handle alone ...

"Parents are faced with a shell of a person and have no idea where they lost their child." -Terri, who had an abortion as a teen

Every day, a few misguided but influential teachers, counselors, nurses, marketers and even some pastors, are coercing vulnerable young women, who are then typically left alone to grapple with the heartbreaking, sometimes deadly, aftermath.

Even the Shopping Mall Isn't Safe

There is a growing trend among profit-driven abortion providers to open shopping-mall “health centers” designed to reach new and lucrative "markets."

Now, a Friday night trip to the mall may result in more undisclosed medical treatment and do irreparable harm to a young teenager's life.

► Nearly one-third of teen pregnancies end in abortion.1

► The attitude of the teens' parents is a major factor in their decision to abort.2

► Teens associate the abortion procedure with a sense of isolation.3

► Teens are 6 times more likely to attempt suicide if they have had an abortion in the last 6 months than are teens who have not had an abortion.4

Families who have a daughter or sister injured or killed by abortion or lost to suicide in abortion's lonely aftermath, fully understand the heartbreaking urgency of this issue. The need is great for proactive action, compassionate education, outreach and authentic support for those in our own circles.

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