... as the press is reporting a leaked legislation draft from the SCOTUS, which purportedly overturns Roe Vs. Wade and leaves the abortion legislation in states' hands ...
Then please personally support these mothers and children - financially, emotionally, and helping to provide affordable child care so they can work, and allow flex time and extra sick days for their children.
Don't just write a check to a far away charity or church to some nameless recipients, or expect the government to provide - support them personally - as well as vote to support child care legislation and labor protections such as flex time, child sick days, etc.
Also, please hold the fathers accountable - both behaviorally and financially.
Because regardless of their situation and circumstances, the very last things that these mothers will need are your judgment, your assumptions, your scarlet lettering or stoning, and your shaming for "sin."
What these women will need most from you now is - mercy.
And if you can't find the mercy within yourself for women trying to raise these children - and you feel nothing but disdain and desire to punish these women for their choices or situation - then you need to rethink your true motivation for supporting the overturn of Roe Vs. Wade.
Ask yourself honestly ...
"Is this truly about the sanctity of life - OR - is this about continuing to punish women for sin and my need to instruct women how to behave like I think they should?"
I don't know what we're going to do about risk of mother's life due to health condition or severely malformed fetuses - which happens more often than you think - I guess they're expected to travel to a state that allows them?
I also don't know what we're going to do about unsafe back-alley abortions for women who can't.
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