This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Abortion Enslaves Women and Denies Them True Equal Rights.

I recently released a small statement about how abortion is oppressive to women; a couple of people asked me how I can find abortion to be oppressive if it is their free choice, so I decided to expand on my thought.

Here is the original quote that spawned the questions I received: “The abolition of abortion is the only true path to equal rights for all women. Abortion is a violent, destructive cycle of oppression against mothers. How can we truly call women “free” when this evil is welcomed into our society?”

Abortion is oppressive because it is a mechanism that allows men to be free of responsibility; they now have an easy out when a woman becomes pregnant. The problem is that it is only easy for the man; he simply must come up with the money and his part is over.  The woman however is the one who must walk into that clinic and undergo a violent and invasive procedure as her pre-born child is dismembered and torn from her body.

It is a so-called “choice” that lies to women and tells them their own child is nothing more than an inconvenience and a parasite. Pregnancy is not a sickness or condition that needs to be fixed, it is the state of being with child.  When a woman is pregnant she is not pregnant with a “potential human being”, she is pregnant with an actual human being in the earliest stages of that human’s development cycle.

par·a·site  noun

an organism that lives on or in an organism of another species, known as the host, from the body of which it obtains nutriment.

In the very definition of a parasite you see it is an organism of another species. A child in the womb is the offspring of the mother carrying that child; another word for offspring is fetus, which is more commonly used to refer to the child. The mother’s body is not merely a host but actually is designed to nurture and protect that child until birth; any attack on that child is an unnatural and violent act.

Abortion is a lie that tells women to sacrifice their own child and then robs them of one of the most of one of the most amazing parts of being a woman, motherhood. The bond between mother and child is such a special connection; abortion destroys that bond and denies the mother and child of their relationship.

“Sweeter even than to have had the joy of caring for children of my own has it been to me to help bring about a better state of things for mothers generally, so their unborn little ones could not be willed away from them.”

– Susan B. Anthony, Founding Feminist 1889

Abortion enslaves women to a world where men can dominate and control them so the man can be free. It is sad that men have been able to turn the argument around and make women think it is about their freedom when it is about men not having to be men and raise and support their child. Men scare women into thinking abortion is their only option and as a man I am disgusted by the oppression other men have put on them by pushing women to kill their own children.

I have sat outside abortion facilities for over 20 years watching men as they push women in the doors, ignoring the tears and obvious distress. Others will drop them off in front of the clinic and proceed then park on the street eating fast food, smoking and talking on the phone while the woman is alone inside the abortion clinic. I have watched fathers take their own daughters and granddaughters into the abortion clinic because they are more concerned about perceived shame than the life of their own grandchild.

I know not all women who go into abortion clinics are there because a man is pressuring them. Many of them are there because a man did not step up in any way.  Many of them are there because a men and society have told women that having a baby outside of wedlock will hold them back in life. Many are there because our churches have failed to provide a safe, loving environment for women who are pregnant and need help and support.

Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that abortion is an unnatural response to one of nature’s most precious gifts to women. Abortion is does not affirm women, it reduces their pregnancy to a disease that needs a cure. Abortion does not free women; it holds them in bondage to a society that teaches women that killing their child is a form of love and mercy.

I would say that the true freedom of a woman is the freedom to be a mother without shame, without scrutiny and without men pressuring them to “fix it” or “get it taken care of”. The beauty of motherhood and childbirth should be celebrated and looked at as one of the greatest achievements of womanhood. The last time I checked, there is not a man on earth who can even come close to this achievement.

So I will repeat my statement and stand by it:”The abolition of abortion is the only true path to equal rights for all women. Abortion is a violent, destructive cycle of oppression against mothers. How can we truly call women “free” when this evil is welcomed into our society?”

If you have been hurt by abortion and would like someone to talk to, please contact Rachel’s Vineyard at: www.rachelsvineyard.org or www.silentnomoreawareness.org

Note: I am not saying that all men are like this and I know that many men fight for the rights of their children to live; I am merely commenting on lies of modern day feminism that tell women they need abortion to be truly free.

For Christ I stand,

Bryan Kemper

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31 Comments

  1. Posted January 31, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    Thank you, Bryan.

    • Emily
      Posted March 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

      I think it’s very easy for you (Bryan) to say this while still having no idea what you are talking about. Have you ever been pregnant and been forced by the evils of free choice to have an abortion? No. You are a man and will likely never know the horrifying panic of realizing that you must make the most difficult decision of your life: to give birth to a child that you will love but never be able to provide for or give a good life, or to abort it and later give another child a chance to be loved and well-cared for. Yes, it is easy for men to just provide the money and convince the women to have an abortion, but it is just as easy for a man to leave a women with whom he has conceived a child. Not everyone who has an abortion would rather keep the child; actually, they probably DIDN’T want to keep it, hence the abortion. I think young parents having children they cannot care for is a plague to our society. The choice for a women to choose an abortion is certainly not. And I apologize for being graphic, but sex is simply NOT solely for procreation, but is for the sheer pleasure of it. Why else do women have a clitoris?

      • Gabriel
        Posted March 8, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

        You don’t have to be a woman to understand that abortion is murder. The mother and doctor should be thrown in jail for life or sentenced to death as a murderer should be, to put it lightly. “to give birth to a child that you will love but never be able to provide for or give a good life, or to abort it and later give another child a chance to be love and well-cared for.” That is a new height of pride, arrogance, and hate that is degrading to the lowest form of humanity. Most cases of abortions are just that, the child is an inconvenience. If you “can’t” provide for your inconvenience (child), then give them to an orphanage so a responsible family can adopt them. Saving your own skin from embarrassment or harder life via abortion is shameful and devoid of love.

      • Valerie
        Posted September 7, 2012 at 9:09 am | Permalink

        Emily, why were there only 2 choices presented in your argument? You left out one…the most compassionate one of all for a mother who is not able to care for the child within her: adoption! If she cannot raise the child there is never a need to murder her…give her up for adoption to a family that cannot have one but want one more than anything.

      • Drew
        Posted April 29, 2015 at 1:17 am | Permalink

        Emily,

        You make excellent points on the struggles of women.
        However, to attack Bryan because he is not a woman does not say anything about his argument. Though he will never be pregnant, he can still be a father. Even if he is never a father, he can still make valid arguments about pregnancy, motherhood, and abortion.
        Also, I think you make too far of a leap to say that “the evils of free choice” can force abortions. That is based on the assumption that free choice can be evil, which is not a universally accepted assumption. Additionally, it is contradictory in nature to argue that “free choice” can “force” abortions. However, it may help to argue that Bryan does not appropriately consider that though the choice is the woman’s, the negative and strenuous circumstances of her life exert a great amount of influence on her decision.
        Lastly, there are more than two possibilities when a woman becomes pregnant with an unwanted or (for lack of a better term) inconvenient child. Adoption is also a possibility. Yet, one could argue that advocates for adoption may not fully acknowledge the burdens brought on by nine months of pregnancy and birth. These burdens may be especially heavy for women not in the best position to raise a child in the first place.

        Thank you,
        Drew

  2. brice griffin
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    BK, thanks for calling out those men who are too weak to be responsible fathers, and for painting such an honest picture of what abortion is and how it truly enslaves us. Rock on!

  3. JH
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    You nailed it! I’ve been saying for years how abortion robs women of their true ability and that is to become a mom. A woman is at her utmost true nature when share is baring a child. Abortion robs women of being a woman!

  4. pauline neterval
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t take in every detail of the article. I just scanned what is the “main”
    focus: women, women, women; how they suffer this, how they suffer that!
    I have got to say I’m a little sickened by it all!
    I am a woman. I am a post-abortive woman. I am a Christian woman.
    And, I am a very compassionate, loving woman.
    I have been through abortion recovery.
    What my eyes and my heart get tired of hearing is about the woman’s side of the story, how she suffered, how she still is, etc. etc. etc.
    And then boom – dropping much guilt and blame on the man!!
    What about: Abortion enslaves men? What about his suffering? How about for every 1 out of 3 women that have had abortions, there is the same equivalent for the men?
    MEN SUFFER ALSO!! But because men are men, their feelings are not spoken of as much as women. So there are millions who are, yet, suffering in silence.
    There are many men that never even knew the woman was pregnant.
    Many women lie and say they miscarry or it’s somebody elses.
    Many men would have stopped in their tracks, married the girl, and taken on the responsibility; but the selfish female exercised her “choice” to do with “her body” what she wanted.
    I could illustrate more examples, but there isn’t enough room.
    But, after much research, I can say this. If men are passive, if they have stepped down, if there is a shift in power and authority from men to women,
    if they have given up their spiritual authority in the home, in the church, ETC> ETC> ETC> it is because our society has allowed women to rise up and DUMB-DOWN our men… Many women know it, and many women like it!
    Lastly, God has written His law ON OUR HEARTS, so that no-one can say
    they are blameless. Regardless of all of the lies told to us, each one of us who had an abortion had to have some sort of feeling deep within us that it was wrong. And we went through the proceedure anyways.
    The first part of my abortion recovery had to do with taking responsibility for my own actions. I recognized that it wasn’t my mother’s fault, or my boyfriend’s fault, or his mother’s fault. No matter how backed into a corner I felt, I STILL HAD A CHOICE.
    I am just tired of listening to women, post-abortive and not, take it out on the men in our society.
    Thanks for being patient and hearing that side.

    • Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

      Pauline you need to actually read the article (you admit you didn’t) because you missed the whole point of the article. This is article is written to the so called feminist movement who claim that abortion is something that frees women.

  5. pauline neterval
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Ok, Bryan. I have gone back and reread the article. WHO would know
    it is written to the feminist movement?? I did not get that point at all from your article. According to the commentary you have received back, I don’t think they did either.
    My opinion stands the same as I wrote above the first time.
    Maybe you need to reread it and see it from my standpoint and how hurtful it may APPEAR to a man.
    I understand what you are trying to tell me. I just think it was very difficult to know the audience you were targeting by what you wrote.

    • Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

      I am sorry you don’t see it that way, i think it is very clear and stand by what I wrote.

    • Brice Griffin
      Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

      Pauline, you have very valid points. Certainly not all men are guilty of pressuring a woman into having an abortion. This particular piece was written in response to some opposition Bryan received from another article, which contained the original quote about enslaving women.

      Certainly we need to acknowledge those men who are also hurting. My eyes were opened to this when I attended a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat last year and there were two male participants, both of whom were clearly hurting as much as the rest of us.

  6. pauline neterval
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    It’s ok. And it’s ok that I didn’t see it that way. I have a passion to write
    and for reading writing. It would be awful if you didn’t receive feedback.
    I am bold enough that I gave you my honest feedback. I didn’t say the
    article was a bad article. I just thought it might be hurtful to a man (one of those who may be struggling in silence… and feeling blamed) and I didn’t
    see who the audience was.
    I am sure, as an author, you get feedback of all different kinds. I’m glad you took the time to listen and respond back 🙂
    As we are sister/brother in Christ, I’m sure we can agree that it is ok to disagree (?) And, both unified to the same cause: LIFE

    • Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

      Absolutely and I welcome all feedback, that is why I approved your comments and let them remain. It is good to be challenged and it helps me to know people are actually reading what I write also.

      If everyone agreed with everything I wrote it would be a boring world. 🙂

  7. pauline neterval
    Posted January 31, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your writings Bryan.
    In Christ, Pauline 🙂

  8. Posted February 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Interestingly enough, I am midway through reading a book called “Unprotected,” by Dr. Miriam Grossman. It’s fascinating, and I am just at the part that talks about the suffering of men from abortion. I never thought that much about it, but apparently some men suffer tremendously. Overall, I would have to say that legalizing abortion in this nation was a travesty and a tragedy. You simply can’t take life without consequences.

  9. Nina
    Posted February 2, 2012 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    Your argument seems to hang on the fact that all women are meant to be mothers.

    I’ve never been too happy with the idea that just because I was born with ovaries that I should want to bring up children. Sure, there are many wonderful things that I will never experience if I never have children but aren’t there also many things I won’t have a chance to experience if I’m too busy wiping snotty noses?

    In our society there seems to be no obligation for men to become fathers but women who don’t want to become mothers are stigmatized.

    I agree that it is terrible to think that any woman is being pressured into an abortion against their better judgement but couldn’t you agree that maybe motherhood isn’t best for everyone?

    • Posted February 2, 2012 at 9:01 am | Permalink

      Nina my argument actually hinges on the fact that every woman who is pregnant IS a mother.

  10. Posted February 2, 2012 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Nicely done! I like to think of Pro-Choice as a moral “blind spot” I will, however, play devils advocate…. Would it be better for men to abandon woman with a baby to raise? That would be true enslavement.

    http://www.2catholicmen.blogspot.com/2012/01/pro-choicethe-moral-blind-spot.html

    • Brice Griffin
      Posted February 2, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

      Ben, in a perfect world, we would teach our sons and daughters that sex is not for recreation, but for procreation. An if a woman is left to give birth alone, adoption is truly a loving and rewarding option. So let’s keep praying for that perfect world. (-;

    • Brice Griffin
      Posted February 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

      Also, being a single parent can be very rewarding! I definitely don’t consider unplanned motherhood to be enslavement!

  11. Posted February 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Truer words were never written. Succinct, well written. A standing “O” for this one, Bryan

  12. Jules Ginsparg
    Posted February 3, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    You people make me sick. Despite the fact that religion has caused innumerable deaths over the years, held back scientific advances that could have saved millions of lives, you consider destroying a few cells “murder”. When a women is raped, she is traumatized, and all that she would want to do is get rid of the baby; however, your insane friends are standing in front of the clinic, claiming that this baby is “a gift from god”. It is quite possibly the stupidest thing I have ever seen to claim that “abortion enslaves women” when it is THEIR choice, and if the don’t get one, THEIR life will be ruined. Really, get a grip. The only reason you all believe this nonsense is because you were raised to do so. Open your eyes for once.

  13. Diogo Siqueira
    Posted February 4, 2012 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Beautiful article!
    Bryan, may I have your permission to translate it into Portuguese and send it to my contact list?

  14. Posted February 17, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Hello:
    I read this interesting article and I want to translate it to spanish and publish it on colombiaprovida.blogspot.com. I think it summarizes wisely why abortion is another kind of oppression against women. So, May I take, translate and publish it in spanish???

    I hope I could do it. Greetings from Colombia, South America.

  15. Maya
    Posted March 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Nina was right. Actually, your argument does hinge on the concept that the only value to being a woman is to be a mother. This implied several times in the article, and even once in the comments. Women are not the capacity of their reproductive capabilities.

    • Valerie
      Posted September 7, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

      Maya, however what you fail to realize is if they are already pregnant they are ALREADY a mother. It’s too late to “not be a mother” once you are pregnant. Abortion only makes the woman a mother of a dead baby.

  16. Mary Martinson
    Posted September 9, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m not here to debate abortion, you will not change my opinion and I will not change yours. I am however commenting on how overwhelmingly sexist this article is. Yes we ladies are all delicate flowers so easily manipulated by evil men’s whims and have no minds of our own! And you like to stereotype feminists as anti-men, this is pretty sexist towards men right here.

    Of course you assume all women wish to be mothers and wish to carry pregnancies. If you reduce motherhood to simply the mere act of carrying a pregnancy you’re insulting all the hard work true mothers do every day. Further if you reduce sex to conception then you in turn reduce love into a biological act strictly for reproduction.

    Is it a Christ-like act to so openly lie? Having children at a young age without a supportive partner WILL hold them back in life. This is a statistical fact. Yes, there are exceptions to the rule but there is no magic wand that un-makes this fact.

    Abortion is an ancient practice that is indeed natural as long as pregnancies are unwanted and women are of sound mind to make that determination and have for thousands of years. While there are bonding hormones of late pregnancy and birth, the valuation of a pregnancy is a CHOICE, not a completely automatic biological response.

    You further insult all women AND men by implying that we’re all victims of evil men who push us into abortion. Believe it or not, we’re intelligent people equal to men who are capable of making decisions on our own. For all those fathers and grandfathers you defame there were granddaughters and daughters who WANTED abortion, imagine that! We have brains and are capable of making decisions to ourselves, we are not automatically programmed baby machines, wow!

    With my abortion, I found the doctor, made the appointment, the moment the test turned positive and simply told my boyfriend to drive me. We had made the decision as to what we would do if a pregnancy occurred (my IUD failed) when we began our relationship, we are both childfree but at the time no one would sterilize either of us because we were so young. We went on with our planned trip the next day and never looked back except for occasions like this because of our belief in personal liberties. Shockingly enough to you ProLifers he was supportive, loving and caring, and we have been together 7 years now.

    Now, I’m sure you’re going to throw in some prattle about abortion even though I said above I’m not looking to argue that fact but to point out your sexism against men and women. But just to cut you off at the pass, I don’t feel abortion is murder, the bible doesn’t even give the fetus the same value (See Exodus 21:22 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition). Regardless by your belief system my six week fetus is in heaven without ever having known any true pain, and it never had the opportunity to become a non believer and go to hell, so I fail to see the problem. 😉

    Regardless, women ARE capable of making decisions on their own and do every day. What angers you, is indeed that we do make decisions about our sexuality and body with your, a male’s, approval.

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