Activist Says Promoting Abortion is “God’s Calling” on Her Life

Opinion   |   Sarah Terzo   |   Aug 14, 2017   |   6:43PM   |   Washington, DC

This pro-choice activist wants to fight “with love and passion” to take away the right to life of babies…

Many people assume that, because I am active in the pro-choice, pro-bodily autonomy movement, I am an atheist. I’m not. God and reproductive justice are not, and should not be, exclusive from each other. In fact, as taboo as it may be, Christian women abort, too. Now, I don’t belong to an organized religion, but I do believe in God. I was brought up as a Catholic. I actually found Catholicism to be detrimental to my faith in God. There has always been something in the Catholic church that has told me “Get out. We don’t want you here”. Some people find peace and love in the Catholic church, pro-choicers included, so I don’t mean to bash Catholics. I just found that the Catholic church was not the most welcoming or loving place for me.

I have found that believing in God has been the most liberating I’ve done in my whole life. When I feel that I’m in touch with God, I feel like I know myself. I feel inspired, alive, and free. I feel loved, even when I’m alone. I feel like I am able to give love, even when I’m exhausted with the downfalls of humanity. Being in touch with, as opposed to just believing in, God has given me such a beautiful perspective on life. I feel encouraged and full of energy.

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In this way, my belief in God has boosted my enthusiasm for the pro-choice movement. When I found the reproductive justice movement, I found God’s calling for my life. God’s purpose for our lives isn’t to spend our time hurting people, lying, and gossiping like many anti-choicers do. Instead of hurting, lying, and gossiping, wouldn’t it make more sense that God wants us to fight, with love and passion, for the rights of all people, women included? Isn’t that who God really is?

Who God Really Is” Abortion Gang Oct 15 2010 Note: Sarah Terzo is a pro-life liberal who runs, a web site devoted to exposing the abortion industry. She is a member of the pro-life groups PLAGAL and Secular Pro-Life. File photo.