Last night I happened to see a piece on the news regarding abortion rights and protesting. I try to tune the news out as much as I can, but I thought it was interesting that a group of women were protesting for the right to abortion and most of them were my age or older. It made me wonder why grandmas would be out there calling for the death of the unborn. Are they getting sick of babysitting their children’s children? I can’t imagine what their motive is.
I did a little research and discovered that an organization called GRR to denote Grandmas for Reproductive Rights, was founded by an 82 year old woman named Judy Kahrl. Her father, Dr. Clarence Gamble, was a crusader for reproductive rights before that term was ever used. He was also involved in the eugenics movement. He set up birth control clinics which eventually became Planned Parenthood. I suppose Judy grew up with this all her life and never thought there was an option.
I don’t wish to judge anyone in their opinions, because I am definitely not one to preach or sound holier than thou, but I simply don’t understand why there is a need to kill the unborn rather than making them available for adoption. It seems more “convenient” to get rid of it before it happens.
It appears that Judy’s group is growing by leaps and bounds and grandmas across the country are using their spare time to hold up signs and try to convince young women to abort their unborn and use contraception. Maybe they should turn that around, with the contraception coming first.
Maybe young women need to be told by older women that sex isn’t a casual thing that you do on a whim. Sex before marriage has become the norm and whose fault is that? Maybe many of us grannys didn’t bother to tell their daughters to wait until marriage – to respect the act enough not to give it away to anyone and everyone. All of this leads to STDs, emotional problems, guilt and so much more.
May I suggest a group of Grandmothers willing to stand for adoption and better sex education from a religious standpoint. We’ve all become afraid to speak out on this very acceptable way of life for our young women. It doesn’t have to be this way. Life is precious on both ends of the spectrum. To end it before it begins or before it ends is against everything that God holds dear.