This week, Cardinal Dolan reaffirmed his pledge to help support pregnant women, so they never feel they need an abortion. Speaking from Sisters of Life, a convent which serves as a home for women and their children in New York, Dolan told women experiencing unplanned pregnancies that he and the Sisters would be “honored” to serve them. “We are enthusiastically committed — and have been for half a century — to providing women with a warm, embracing, life-giving alternative,” he said during a press conference. “We’re afraid that some women are getting the impression that there’s no help out there — that abortion is the only choice that she has.”
But for abortion activists, this heartfelt and compassionate offer of aid meant nothing.
Abortion activists frequently slam pro-lifers for only caring about women when they’re pregnant, and abandoning them the moment the baby is born. Yet when someone like Cardinal Dolan offers material support, these same abortion activists sneer at him for it. Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN and abortionist — and CNN “expert” — reacted with a classless remark to a tweet from Dolan highlighting the press conference.
Any pregnant woman can come to the @NY_Arch, and we will do all in our power to assist you, so that you never feel that you have no alternative except an abortion. We are here to help. pic.twitter.com/k38eLYnTbX
— Cardinal Dolan (@CardinalDolan) February 18, 2019
Gunter didn’t applaud Dolan for putting his money where his mouth is. Instead, she derided him, with a mocking tweet in response.
So you are an amateur gynecologist? https://t.co/4d1I0FPdqh
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) February 20, 2019
The convent Cardinal Dolan was speaking from, Sisters for Life, offers a home for women and their babies who don’t have one. They provide new mothers with food, diapers, strollers, and other practical needs. Many other pregnancy resource centers and maternity homes, both Catholic and secular, provide similar resources. Yet abortion advocates ignore this, continuing to insist that pro-lifers have no interest in helping pregnant women beyond forcing them to keep babies they don’t want.
It’s also interesting that Gunter responded by mockingly asking if Dolan was an amateur OB/GYN, as if only doctors are qualified to help pregnant women. Why is this interesting? Because in New York and California (and possibly coming soon in Illinois), non-physicians can legally commit abortions, something that the abortion industry has long been agitating for. Abortion advocates often argue that abortion shouldn’t be limited to just physicians, and that other health care providers should legally be allowed to commit them too — and yet, apparently the bar for helping women if it means choosing life instead of abortion is that the person providing resources must be a qualified gynecologist. The hypocrisy is astounding.
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Gunter’s tweet serves as yet another reminder that for the abortion industry, the goal isn’t to do everything possible to help pregnant women. It’s about agenda over aid, abortion over life, no matter what the woman herself might want. Helping a woman feel empowered to raise her baby is a threat to the abortion industry, because if women no longer “need” abortion, then the industry no longer has a reason to exist.
Abortion activists may masquerade as pro-woman warriors, but the reality is, the only thing they’re fighting for is death.
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