By Reverend Katherine Marple
Janet Benshoof, President of the Global Justice Center, believes that abortion will cure what Boko Haram is doing to women and girls. In a recent NYT Letter to the Editor, she says:
“Former Captives in Nigeria Tell of Mass Rapes” does not mention how the United States’ anti-abortion policy is determining the fate of female victims. Largely because of the abortion ban attached to American foreign aid, Nigerian women and girls raped and forcibly impregnated by Boko Haram militants will be denied lifesaving abortions.”How incredibly ridiculous to even think that America is the world’s abortion authority in any situation, conflict or war. There is nothing ‘life saving’ about abortion considering it does kill an innocent child. But let’s take out the fact that abortion is CLEARLY wrong in EVERY situation and see how idealists like Benshoof believes America and Americans should be their abortionists:
“It is shocking to think that the United States will compel these survivors — and many others who suffer similar fates in places like Syria and Iraq — to bear the children of those who rape them.”
First of all, there is nothing compelling here. It is not up to the United States to be the #1 Boko Haram abortion provider.