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You're not a Christian. Very few people are. You follow your own ideals and pick places where the bible aligns with them. That's what 99% of "Christians" do. It just so happens that OP's mom's views align with more archaic parts of the bible, and that turns her into an asshole sometimes.
#39 Because people like you, if you are truly faithful, are the exceptions to the rule. Religion generally makes the world a worse place and has done for a long time, and churches (and believers) who don't usually are ignoring or setting aside many of the scriptures their religion uses in order to be like that. So good for you for being a reasonable person, but experience shows it tends to be in spite of religion, not because of it.
It's not the actual religion that is bad. Religion is a good way for people to feel good about themselves and do things for others. Religion only is bad when people try to push their views on to other people who want no part of it or blow things out of proportion and act ridiculous because someone isn't following what they believe to be "righteous"
#69 No, it's religion. Religion usually involves dogma and people are encouraged to take things on faith, even when there is no evidence or even strong evidence to the contrary. It encourages absolute thinking and discourages (or even forbids) doubt or questioning of the religion. Good religious people are often good despite their faith rather than because of it. As a person who is ex-religious, I saw this in many people, including myself.
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At least she stands for the unborn's rights in a non-violent way. Gotta give her credit for doing what she believes in a non-confrontational manner.
regardless of your opinion toward abortion, planned parenthood is so much than a facility that provides it. it's a wonderful organization that offers affordable reproductive care and council to many who need it. admittedly, I'm pro choice myself but I still think I would support it no matter what
Too bad the thumbs-down option goes away when someone's comment is buried. And it can't be said enough: Planned Parenthood does more than just abortions. Like ensuring women have access to contraceptives so it's less likely they'll need an abortion. OP, thank you for the good work you and others in Planned Parenthood facilities across the country do.
#4 I'd only give her credit if she prayed for her daughter on her own time, & actually discussed it with her daughter while she's there. Passive aggressively "praying until she leaves the room" means she is ignoring anything her daughter says & praying more for show than actual prayer, which is petty, insulting, & doesn't accomplish anything useful. #35 I'm on the app & I still have the thumbs-down option.
PP has also been caught on video countless times lying to women seeking abortions about the procedure and the developmental stage of the baby in question. And whenever another video surfaces, the supposed "women's rights" crowd rushes to PP's defense. It really gals me that people who claim to be about women's choices will defend an organization that lies to them. How can women make informed decisions when they're being lied to? PP also misrepresents how much of its operation consists of performing abortion. They claim that abortion is only 3% of what they do, yet abortion is the organisation's number one source of revenue. Every time PP hands out a condom, they count it as a service. Likewise, if you go to PP and get a physical exam, a pregnancy test, and an abortion, they count it as three separate services, even though the physical exam and pregnancy test were performed to confirm the need for an abortion. PP is also the largest provider of abortions in the US. There's also a whole lot of highly questionable things that go on with PP and its government funding and donations to political parties and politicians. And I haven't even touched its roots in eugenics. If you're okay with abortion, fine, that's up to you. But please don't think that PP is some sort of godsend for women. It's a pretty sleazy organization, and there are a lot of other organizations that provide the exact same services without all the lies questionable political entanglements.
While that may suck for you, I couldn't help but chuckle a little at the thought of someone doing that. Honestly if I were you I'd do little things to mess with her like leave pamphlet and other things around since she wants to be petty
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I hate people who think like that, it's the mothers choice what she ultimately does with HER body. It's insane to think that something only a handful of cells big has a life and soul
#48 Is having an abortion really that different from denying a patient dying of kidney failure one of your own kidneys? In either instance, somone is going to draw the short straw. True, someone else could come along and donate, but it's not guaranteed. Many patients die waiting for organ donors. And yet, there's no protest group trying to force people to donate their organs.
It's also not your body that dies when denying an organ to a patient who needs it. You're still making a choice, considered selfish by outsiders, that results in someone else's life or development ending. But you cannot be forced to donate because of bodily autonomy. A fetus falls under this as well. Even dead bodies can't be forced to donate, unless they gave consent before their death. By denying pregnant women the right to abort, you are: 1. Granting unborn fetuses more rights to other people's bodies than anyone who is already born. 2. Giving pregnant women less rights to their own bodies than corpses.
Is there any possibility a long, honest talk about what Planned Parenthood does (way more than providing abortion, I assume), why you chose to work with them, and how your job is genuinely helping people would do any good, or is she too convinced of her own opinion for that? Ok I guess the praying-until-you-leave-the-room-thing already suggests a no to that question, but maybe she'll become a bit more reasonable once she's gotten over the initial shock... Good luck OP, must be tough when your mother has such radically different views.
Could it be worth talking to her pastor about how she is acting (after speaking to her first though)? Most Christians preach love and kindness even if some don't agree with things like abortions. Or could one of your colleagues talk to your mother? Might she be more willing to listen or at least act less passive aggressive with another person?
She hates abortion more than she loves pregnant women and actual babies because Planned Parenthood helps them FAR more than they conduct abortions. You shouldn't get neonatal care and information, because someone in another facility entirely conducts an abortion to save a woman's life. Such religious love.