So my wife and I were driving thru whiteville NC today and saw a group of church goers holding a anti-abortion demo on the side of the highway.
We drove thru the center of town and was like wuts up with all those peeps ?First thought is it was supporting a local dog shelter because I saw adoption lingo but realised it was a anti-abortion thing and was like oh god .......The only person we knew who had an abortion was a teen age white girl whose divorced parents were very religious, go figure right? That began a discussion with me and my wife as to how abortion began to be wide spread.In the year 2009 there was like 26000 in our state, a reddish state with a church on each corner and it occurred to us the evangelicals were the ones that caused the issue in the first place.Our state being very puritanical for most of its existence which encouraged wide spread use of shame is what caused girls to seek a fix for their unwanted pregnancies.It wasn't just the normal shame there was wide spread use of threats and intimidation a girl would have to endure if she got pregnant out of wedlock and her survival in the community would depend on her not getting pregnant .Im not saying they would kill her but defiantly shun her. Years and years ago it was very common for her to lose her position of employment if she had a accidental pregnancy.There is a long list of practices that people employed to control young girls and very few of those were centered around love ,compassion ,and understanding.The evangelicals should realize that they are reaping what they sowed and take proactive love based approaches to decrease the abortion rates,and stop trying to legislate morality. sorry just a little rant from a father of 4 girls.