Planned Parenthood Wished Women a Happy “Wanted Motherhood” Day Pushing Abortion

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 9, 2016   |   11:30AM   |   Washington, DC

Planned Parenthood is responsible for destroying more mother-child relationships than any other group in the U.S., but on Mother’s Day the abortion chain had the audacity to wish women a happy Mother’s Day on social media.

On Sunday, the abortion group posted a photo of a mother and child with a message about supporting “wanted motherhood.” The radical pro-abortion group NARAL posted a similar message.

The messaging is a take on the old pro-abortion saying, “Every child a wanted child.” It’s an argument that devalues children and deceives their mothers, and Planned Parenthood and NARAL used it on a day set aside to celebrate that special, one-of-a-kind relationship.

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The core problem, of course, is the idea that we have value not because we simply are but because we are ‘wanted,’” wrote Mary Spaulding Balch and Olivia Gans Turner of the National Right to Life Committee.

Whether the child is wanted or not, he or she still is a valuable human being. Inside or outside the womb, a child’s “wantedness” by his or her parents should not determine whether they live or die.

The pervasive argument also deceives expecting mothers. It treats them as if they are not yet mothers, even though a totally unique human child already is growing inside of them. It tricks them into thinking that they will not be happy with an “unwanted” child, and that they will never regret killing their unborn child. It assumes that women are not strong or capable enough to adapt to an unplanned pregnancy. And it deprives them of the potential joy of bonding with a child.

In addition, pro-abortion groups who tout “wantedness” do very little to help mothers who do want their unborn children but are facing difficult situations or pressures to abort.

“The only thing that abortion does is make it easier for some to disregard the needs of others,” Turner and Balch wrote. “A formidable challenge for pro-lifers is to help society reject the notion that the best response society has to its problems is the death of our children…. It is up to us to show this in a loving and supportive way both to women facing untimely pregnancies and those who see the poverty, injustice, and brutality of abortion as a “cure” to poverty, injustice, and brutality.”

Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate the love, the sacrifices, the strength of our mothers for giving us life. The abortion message that Planned Parenthood and NARAL are peddling does nothing to help or empower mothers.