I would be proud to be a stay at home mom with four kids. I can assure you that the mothers out there right now selflessly raising their children full time are not losers. They are HEROES.
Congratulations, anon! You have provided nothing conductive to the abortion debate, and shown us that you apparently have nothing better to do than hurl insults at random people on the internet.
If you claim to be a champion of the voiceless, the powerless and the most needy of our citizens; to the poor, the uninsured, the illegal immigrants… then do you also stand up for the unborn? Or do you turn your back to them?
If you claim to work towards an adequate welfare system, towards better job training programs, towards sufficient financial support for all citizens because you value human life - then can you really say abortion on demand is in accordance with the values which our civilization places on human life?
If you want to protect those who cannot protect themselves, if you want to feed the hungry, if you want to shelter the homeless, halt the practice of war, provide decent living for every family, then my God, why can’t you also recognize a responsibility to fulfill the needs of our children, even from the moment of their conception?
If you claim to hear the cries of the poor, then why do you turn a blind eye on the poorest of the poor - unwanted children?
Why fight for “abortion on demand without apology” when you can fight for policies that responsibly protect and advance the interest of mothers and their children, both before and after birth? Why would you fight against those who want to provide maximum feasible legal protection for the unborn and maximum feasible care and support for pregnant women, mothers, and children? If a woman is tempted to seek an abortion because of social or economic circumstances, why not strive to make alternatives to abortion available for such women? Why not support women who choose to raise their children, helping them to find homes and work so they can provide a decent life for themselves and their children?
If you claim to value and respect human dignity on other social justice issues, then why not extend that protection towards all members of the human family, to adopt solutions that reflect the dignity and worth of every human being? Why not seek to create policies that are truly pro-woman and pro-child by helping women to deal with crisis pregnancies by eliminating the crisis, not the child?
It can’t make sense to abandon our fundamental principle of respecting human life by making the value of a life depend on whether someone else thinks that life is worthy or wanted.
If you truly desire peace in this world, start with your family, your friends, your neighbors. You may not have the ability to do something on a global level, but you most certainly have the power to positively impact those directly closest to you. This is where peace begins — by taking care of the people closest to us. As Mother Teresa said, “Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put into that action.” If you can’t help a hundred people, then help just one. No act of charity is too small. “You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones.” - St. Augustine.