The Numbers Don’t Add Up
Sometimes the numbers just don’t add up.
Cindy O’Brien Allentown Coordinator of the Campaign for Abortion-Free Cities wrote an Op-Ed in yesterday’s paper. Cindy began, “A baby girl was born in Allentown a few days ago. Her birth was noteworthy because she was saved from abortion through the friendship, care, and support that her mother received from a small band of pro-life advocates.”
“We opened a maternity home this month in Allentown that will house up to ten expectant mothers between the ages of 18 and 21. Mothers will be able to live at the home for a year after their babies are born.”
That’s wonderful, Cindy. Your organization is doing God’s work. But the numbers just don’t add up. More than 32,000 abortions were performed in Pennsylvania last year which is nearly one hundred per day. Allentown certainly had its fair share of them. There had to be more than ten unplanned pregnancies in Allentown in a week let alone a year.
If those unplanned pregnancies happen to a girl under 18 or over 21, I guess that they are out of luck.
Cindy continued, “What we are doing here won’t change if Roe v. Wade is overturned. We may get more clients (How about one hundred more per day?), but we will continue to offer free and confidential educational and other services.”
Those “free and confidential services” are all well and good, but unless you are one of the ten “winners” getting free housing for you and your baby, you have a very tough time ahead.
If these pro-life advocates are so fired-up about eliminating abortion, let them develop a plan to care for those babies after they are born. The Campaign for Abortion-Free Cities has the right idea but is not nearly big enough to handle the problem.
By Ed Dufton