A Catholic nun is praising NARAL president Ilyse Hogu, who spoke to the Democratic national convention and bragged about the abortion she had. Hogue claims the abortion was the “best decision” for her — ignoring whether it was int he best interests of her unborn child to take his or her life. Hogue eventually called the decision a “compassionate” one.
To succeed in life, all we need are the tools, the trust, and the chance to chart our own path. I was fortunate enough to have these things when I found out I was pregnant years ago. I wanted a family, but it was the wrong time. I made the decision that was best for me – to have an abortion – and was able to get compassionate care at a clinic in my own community. Now, years later, my husband and I are parents to two incredible children.
My story is not unique. About one in three American women have abortions by the age of 45, and the majority are mothers just trying to take care of the families they already have. You see, it’s not as simple as bad girls get abortions and good girls have families. We are the same women at different times in our lives – each making decisions that are the best for us.
Now, Sister Simone Campbell has given an interview in which she praises Hogue.
“I think what was touching and compelling was her speaking of her reality,” Sister Simone Campbell told the “Democracy Now!” program, “and saying that it is not, you know, the bad girls. It’s all women that have this struggle.”
“I don’t think it’s a good policy to outlaw abortion. Rather, let’s focus on economic development for women,” Campbell added, and made the false claim that pro-life people “really only pro-birth.”
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“And I think the shock of our nation is that we claim to be pro—some claim to be pro-life, but they’re really only pro-birth. They don’t do what’s necessary to support women in carrying a baby to term, in providing paid child—paid family leave, in providing maternity leave or, you know, parental leave, providing reasonable-cost child care,” Campbell falsely claimed.
Campbell is a longtime abortion activist who Obama invited to greet the Pope during his visit to the United States.