October 1, 2013 Abortion
Abortion is not a Social Issue
By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Labeling something as a “social issue” conveys the idea that it has to do with your social life — having fun, enjoying life, being in the company of others in a spirit of friendship.
That is not abortion.
Abortion is the taking of an innocent human life. It is an unnatural event which leaves a mother to grieve a child who can never, ever be replaced. The collateral damage of this tragedy can be felt by fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles.
Abortion is not a social issue. It is a human rights issue. Data compiled by the Guttmacher Institute, the former research arm of the abortion giant Planned Parenthood, along with the Centers for Disease Control, indicate that more than 55 million abortions have occurred in the U.S. since Roe v. Wade, the tragic 1973 Supreme Court decision which allowed abortion’s legalization.
Ending this monumental catastrophe is the greatest civil rights issue of these 21st century times. For the sake of all the victims, please do not call it a “social issue.” Doing so only seeks to diminish the significance of their lives, and to trivialize the grief suffered by those left behind.