By Fr. Mark Hodges
Life Site News
Sixteen-year-old Autumn of Students for Life wants young girls to know that abortion shouldn't be viewed as frivolously as it is portrayed in a recent magazine article.
Autumn hosted a video in response to an article in Teen Vogue entitled "What to give a friend post-abortion."
"Since I'm a teen, this is directed toward me and I would like to respond," Autumn said.
"The point of the (Teen Vogue magazine) article is to make the situation as light-hearted and nonchalant as possible, in order to convince girls my age that abortion is no big deal," Autumn explained.
She said that saying abortion is not a big deal is "simply feeding us a lie."
"Abortion is a big deal. Abortion is scary," she said. "No one skips into that room as if they're having their hair highlighted or their nails painted."Autumn critiqued the article's whole idea as misguided. "None of these gifts would make me feel better, and if they did make me feel better, that would mean I need serious counseling," she said.
The Students for Life leader considered the national girls' magazine article to be completely reprehensible. "Teen Vogue, you should be held accountable for this disgusting and disrespectful article. You trivialize an issue that leaves millions of women struggling every day," she charged.