For an organization that’s more akin to preventing parenthood Planned Parenthood sure has given birth to the mother of all irony on Facebook recently.
The screenshots below are everything that is right and wrong with social media. When I first saw a screenshot of this on Tumblr I thought it was fake…IT HAD TO BE FAKE.
If you go to the link you’ll see the volume of literal insanity is absolutely maddening.
A lot of intelligent people have pointed out the sheer irony of this post. I would say just go ahead and check it for yourself, but…
Planned Parenthood is looking to…”humanize”…the responses by getting rid of the…”antis.”
There are a lot of good ones, but I’ll just post the very best one I found…
While the conservatives commenting on this were pointing out the irony the liberals in support of this steaming pile of hell-diarrhea were busy just being ironic:
Yes, pro-life “protesters” are now equal to the likes of ISIS, according to people who love infanticide merchants. Madness.
In reading these comments, which tragically are legion in this post, I was reminded of something C.S. Lewis once wrote (emphasis added is mine):
“No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is. After all, you find out the strength of the German army by fighting against it, not by giving in. You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness — they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because He was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means — the only complete realist.”
While I was in my first couple of years in college I totally bought in being pro-choice for a couple of reasons:
- It was fashionable among my peers.
- I accepted the rationale that poor women or women who “weren’t ready” were doing the fetus they were aborting a favor.
I’m not sure which of those I’m ashamed of more. I remember “coming out” to my conservative (and Catholic) parents and seeing my mom nearly in tears to hear the bilious words spew from my mouth. I don’t remember when it happened or what caused it, but something snapped in me that made me remember a fetus is human life, and that extinguishing it was murder. It was like a light turned on in my dark little mind, and I shed myself of the pro-choice mantle.
I don’t know, and wont presume in the slightest, that Planned Parenthood’s defenders are bad people, the point of sharing the C.S. Lewis quote was to point out they clearly don’t comprehend how bad and evil their support for Planned Parenthood and abortion truly is.
I didn’t, until I did.