Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Choosing to hope

For reason only known to themselves, some people feel compelled to manufacture controversy where none exists.  The other day I wrote Potential Lost about the manufactured controversy surrounding a thirty second ad scheduled to be shown during the Super Bowl that relates the story of Tim Tebow's mother, who against her doctor's advice chose to carry her child to term.  In The Difference One Life Can Make, Stacy McCain writes a lovely post about the Tebow "controversy" and relates the choice Mrs. Tebow made to his own daughter, Kennedy:

Kennedy, like every other person born in America since 1973, belongs to the Chosen Generation, a survivor of a holocaust that has destroyed more than 40 million lives that were never lived. Kennedy is conscious of the unique opportunity that each life represents, including her own life. Her fiance is surely not the only one grateful for her existence.
My parents always described me as a "chosen" child rather than more common term:  adopted.  Stacy makes the very valid point that every child born since Roe Vs Wade is chosen.  I hold no optimism that abortion will ever be banned but I can foresee a day when women will see the value of their children and will choose life.

“When a person chooses abortion they are saying they don’t have hope for the future, not for their child or for themselves.”
This is what what the women's movement has given us.  Not women who are empowered but rather, women without hope. 

Choose life.  Choose hope.

1 comment:

smitty1e said...

Updated, thanks for the linky-love.