I posted previously on the Knights of Columbus in Madison, Wisconsin putting up "I regret my abortion" billboards that has had some very positive effects. Now the same thing is happening in Tulsa by Catholic Charities.
Tulsa – A battle for hearts and minds is expanding across the Tulsa area. Catholic Charities and Planned Parenthood are expressing their concerns on a big scale.
The Catholic Diocese has now paid for ten billboards advertising a retreat that offers counseling to those who have had an abortion. The two groups don’t see each other as opponents, but they have very different goals.
"We want to offer a message of hope to both men and women who are suffering from the pain of an abortion," says Mary Lee Ingram with Catholic Charities. "Most people would be surprised to know that by the time a woman is 45, one in three will have had an abortion in the United States."
"I think anything we can do to make it easy to access birth control prevents unwanted children," says Nancy Kechel with Planned Parenthood. "And, I am terribly concerned about what happens to unwanted children."
They say too many of those kids end up with problems like drugs or criminal records. Planned Parenthood has their ads on bus shelters. They want people to know that money is not an obstacle if they need help.
Wow if only we could route out all those unwanted kids any results of pregnancies that were not directly unintended. We could round them up and kill them and imagine all the crime and drug related problems we could prevent.
Seriously though hats off to Catholic Charities in Tulsa for such a worthwhile effort.