Today I learned that Planned Parenthood uses the slogan: "Every child, a wanted child."
Under normal circumstances, I could agree with that. Every child is wanted when you consider the millions of families lined up for adoption, and are caught up in the waiting line.
According to PP, the phrase originated in 1928 Massachusetts, from proponents of birth control. Advocates claimed preventing conception through the available technology was acting responsibly (to which I agree). Eventually, married couples would be granted birth control methods to reduce the number of accidental pregnancies in marriages. And that is where their article ends. (http://ow.ly/2qi1N)
But what do they mean today?
By still using that slogan to include abortion, PP is saying, "every child, a wanted child - so let's identify unwanted children and kill them before they are born."
This. is. infuriating. Can we turn that slogan around?
"every unwanted child, a dead child"
How can anyone try to take the moral high ground on killing children?
According to America's Pregnancy Helpline, "In the USA, there are approximately two million infertile couples waiting to adopt, many times regardless of the child's medical problems such as Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, HIV infection or terminally ill" and only 1 baby for every 36 desiring couples are available.
Every child is a wanted child, and PP's use of that slogan is shameful.