Since 1974 marchers have marched to the steps of the Supreme Court building to protest the Roe v. Wade decision. I’ve been there myself.
Nearly 50 million abortions have been performed in the United States since 1973. That’s a staggering figure no matter what your view.
Contrast the March with this email recently sent out by Virginia Planned Parenthood.
2010 Pro-Choice Lobby Day is Thursday, February 11!
We need YOU to help protect access to reproductive health care in Virginia. Join Planned Parenthood in Richmond to lobby your state legislators, see votes and testimony on important issues at committee hearings, and gather with hundreds of pro-choice Virginians from around the state!
This struck a particular nerve with me, because you see my son was born on February 11th, some ten years ago. In the world of “reproductive health care” he would have been too much of a risk.
We knew it was a risk. But for us, there was never a choice.
Our son came ten weeks early. He weighed in at two-and-a-half pounds and spent the next six weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
I suppose it would have been much more convenient for us to have terminated the pregnancy.
But it would have been wrong.