I was listening to the Laura Ingraham Show and heard an interesting exchange between her and Donna Crane a spokesman for NARAL in regards to crisis pregnancy centers and ultrasounds. I record talk radio shows on my computer and listen to them later while working so that I can fast forward during commercials. Laura asked NARAL’s spokeman to show evidence for her claims that these centers were being coercive. She gave the following quote from a clinic director as proof for her statement, "The rationale is to get women in there to convince them not to have an abortion." So I guess we are suppose to be scandalized by the fact that pro-life pregnancy centers actually want women not to get abortions, wow headline news. Donna Crane referred to this statement with the damning "close minded." Of course it is never close minded not to consider that children in the womb are fully human with the rights that entails. Being open-minded means being only open-minded to what you want to be open-minded about.
Laura Ingraham relates that she personally never cared about abortion until five years ago, but now from what I have heard on her show she is now ardently pro-life and often talks about the subject. So it is good to have at least one Catholic talk show host bring attention to the pro-life movement. It was also great to hear her referring to Planned Parenthood as Planned Barrenhood while interviewing the NARAL representative and to also ask some tough questions which got the usual subjective answers.
Msgr. Peter Vaghi and Laura.
Donna Crane referred to this statement with the damning “close minded.”
Oh the horror that is closed mindedness!
Five years ago I too didn’t give a second thought to abortion. Then my mind was opened by the Holy Spirit.
I think I’ve figured out what made the difference in the large office I used to work at, women who were pregnant (and happy about it) put up ultrasound pictures of their children in the womb. It’s harder to look at those and say, “These are just blobs of tissue”. They’re obviously not.
Funny how finding out the truth has an effect on things.
I am a devoutly spiritual and religious person. I was debilitated by a pregnancy in 1996 which would have killed me if I continued. Although my badly deformed baby was aborted, I feel it was in the interest of the born-myself, my son and my daughter. I saw an ultrasound and that is when I saw the light of God and the light of the gift of free will.