In the 90's it was divorce parties and showers...now it's greeting cards for mothers who have had abortions:
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A nonprofit organization has unveiled a series of electronic greeting cards that concerned friends and relatives can send to a woman after she chooses to have an abortion.
Like Exhale's confidential talk line for women who have had abortions, the six e-cards available on the group's Web site were designed to be nonpartisan and encompass the range of someone's potential responses to going through an abortion.
"Women having abortions are calling our line because often they don't have someone to talk to—it's a stigmatized issue," said Aspen Baker, founder and executive director of Oakland-based Exhale.
One card expresses sympathy, offering the gentle reminder that, "As you grieve, remember that you are loved." Another provides encouragement for someone who "did the right thing." Yet another strikes a religious tone with the thought that "God will never leave you or forsake you."
Can we get any more calloused to the poor little ones who are being sacrificed?
A couple of friends and some Web sites have offered the suggestion that we also send some cards to the real victims.
I realize that there are mothers who have been totally taken in by a liberal liturgy that obscures the true nature and sacredness of new life, and I want to always be compassionate and sensitive toward them. But I will reserve the greatest portion of my compassion for a life snuffed out before seeing sunshine, one who will never get the chance to read a greeting card.