Teen Vogue, Please don’t promote abortion to 16-year-old girls!
For years, abortion advocates have claimed they want abortion to safe, legal, and rare. Their rhetoric is now changing, however, and abortion advocates are upfront about their desire for free, unlimited access to abortion. And rather than abortion being a difficult choice, they now bill abortion as “no big deal” or even a desirable outcome!
Consider this. Teen Vogue, a fashion magazine aimed at 15 to 18-year-old girls recently published an article titled, “What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion.” In the article, the author normalizes abortion and says it’s often the right choice and doesn’t need to be a big deal.
But we know the truth. Abortion is always a big deal. It’s a big deal because every abortion results in the death of a child and harm to the mother—in the case of Teen Vogue’s audience, a young mother. It is absolutely inappropriate for a teen magazine to flippantly promote this violent, destructive practice—the practice of ending the lives of living babies while inside their mothers’ wombs.
Please join this petition and ask Teen Vogue to publish a retraction of the article and to apologize for its insensitive nature. We cannot allow magazines for teenage girls to flippantly promote such an evil practice. If our daughters are of an age where they cannot legally consent to sex with an adult, we know that they should not be pressured into making this devastating, life-ending decision!
The article suggests that abortion “shouldn’t have to be so scary. The worst part of all this isn’t the procedure itself (which by the way is completely safe as long as you have access to a good clinic). The worst part is how you’re treated afterwards.” Because, according to the author, “she made the right choice for her situation. She is not ready to carry a pregnancy to term — and that’s OK.”
So the solution, according to this author, is to watch a movie with an “angry uterus heating pad” and a box of chocolates.
The author, Whitney Bell, has an obvious agenda—to normalize and celebrate abortion. And what’s worse? She advances this agenda for her own personal financial gain. The author’s profit motive is obvious: she is the creator of the company that producing many of the “post-abortion gifts” she recommends to girls!
Abortion should not be normalized, least of all for profit. We know the truth—abortion destroys two lives, the mother’s and the baby’s. As Christians and life-loving Americans, we must work constantly to change our culture—to both respect the value of the unborn, and to cultivate honor and support for pregnant mothers.
Life is precious, and it can often require great sacrifice. We must work every day to convince our neighbors that that sacrifice is worth it. And we should stand up against Teen Vogue and other organizations that claim that all real women must support and celebrate abortion. Nothing is further from the truth! Real women support the lives of all girls and boys in this country, whether in the womb or outside as infants, toddlers, or children.
P.S. Do you know a young woman who reads Teen Vogue? Encourage her to read different, wholesome fashion magazines like verilymag.com.
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“What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion.”