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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Abortion Fundraiser Claims Killing Babies is “An Issue of Love, Compassion”

Texas Right to Life

The anti-Life news site Rewire recently featured an op-ed by Yamani Hernandez, an abortion fundraiser for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF). The radical abortion group raises money to pay for the elective abortions of women who cannot afford them. Hernandez claims that NNAF receives calls from more than 100,000 people each year requesting assistance in paying for elective abortions. In her opinion piece, Hernandez attempts to show how focusing on making abortions affordable for every pregnant mother is not a callous economic argument but an expression of love and compassion.

The author shares the harrowing story of a 14-year-old girl pregnant with her second child. In a situation of desperate poverty and apparent neglect, the underaged girl allegedly paid her friends to beat her in an attempt to cause a miscarriage. 

 According to Hernandez, the girl could not afford an elective abortion, and she would lose her housing if her family learned of the pregnancy. To make matters worse, Hernandez says the father of the young girl’s child was an adult. Instead of addressing the crime and abuse in this tragic story, Hernandez sees this as proof that abortion is necessary.

Although Hernandez and her anti-Life group see themselves as addressing “systems of oppression,” the unfortunate reality is that they are part of a lucrative, profit-driven abortion industry that represents a system of deadly oppression. During every abortion, a child dies, a mother loses her child, and the abortion industry profits. 

If the 14-year-old girl in Hernandez’s story received money from the NNAF, how would that help her? She would still be in a situation of instability and abuse in which her friends and family would rather she suffer brutal violence than receive adequate resources to welcome a child and complete her education. The abortion industry would send the girl, like so many victims before her, back to the arms of her abuser, most likely with no questions asked.

Hernandez’s anecdote highlights how NNAF and other abortion fundraising organizations fail to help abused underage girls. These are extreme and, thankfully, the minority of abortion cases. Nonetheless, many women who turn to abortion are experiencing coercion, whether from a partner, family, friends, or employers. 

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