Bowl-a-Thon Raises Money for 14-Year-Old's Abortion

bowlingThe National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) recently held a Bowl-a-Thon and raised over $400,000 for abortions. On its website, it highlighted the story of 14-year-old Darcy, who was given a “second chance” when she terminated her child’s life pregnancy with money provided by the group’s “George Tiller Memorial Fund.”

Reminder: George Tiller was the late-term abortion provider that was murdered by nut-job anarchist Scott Roeder in 2009.

Darcy didn’t want to tell her mom, but lives in a state with parental consent laws, so she did. The abortion was going to cost more than the rent, so they turned to NNAF to cover the cost. Darcy says, “Getting my abortion means I’m going to get a second chance. And I want to make it count.”

My heart breaks for this girl. Abortion doesn’t erase bad decisions; it just rips a hole in your heart and tears at your soul. It’s the dirty little secret that no one wants to talk about: You have to grieve the loss of your child and your own hand in it while pretending to the world (and yourself) that you’re empowered.

Abortion ends a life. How does that make anything better?

Statistics say that Darcy won’t take advantage of this “second chance” but will likely be back at the clinic for another abortion. Half of all abortions are performed on women that have had at least one previously. She’s also four times more likely to use drugs than if she’d carried her baby to term.

A teen pregnancy is not easy to deal with, but it can provide an incredible opportunity to show love and support to a young girl, and give her the chance to discover that she is capable of great things. Real empowerment doesn’t come by trying to pretend that a life never existed; it comes from giving the priceless gift of a child to someone that has waited years for one.

A girl that gives her baby up for adoption has a reason to live, to apply herself to her studies and make something of her life. Handing over her child to someone else to raise will likely be the most difficult thing she ever does in her life, but she will always have the deep satisfaction of knowing she gave the greatest gift that can be given – life.

Young ladies like Darcy should be rallied around, encouraged, protected, and celebrated for taking a crappy situation and making it into a beautiful celebration of life. Abortion doesn’t fix anything. It’s not a reset button. Life doesn’t have a reset button.

 

Image via jonnykeelty/Flickr

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bills... billsfan1104

The people of this kids state wanted parental consent. What this abortion advocate adid was go against the state and parents wishes. How sad that someone other than the parents can take a CHILD and get a medical surgical procedure done, without them knowing. Its not sad, its scary.

Catwo... Catwoman728

@DritaF Thank you for making a good choice for your son. I am sure he is an amazing boy/man (not sure how old he is) and I am sure he is grateful to you for choosing life. Somewhere out there is his future bride, who, like me, is grateful to both the birth mom and the adoptive mom.

Mandago Mandago

What are you talking about, Billsfan? The article clearly says she got her mother's consent.

Cynthia Parten

This article was crap. Where on earth did you get the statistics that half of all girls who get an abortion will get another one?? I was a counselor at an abortion clinic for three and a half years and that statistic is CRAP!!! Yes of course, there are girls who get more than one abortion. But those are not in the majority by a long shot. MOST women only get one. When I was at the clinic, I also was in charge of getting funding for women who could not afford the procedure, of which there were many. I had the pleasure of working with NNAF on MANY occasions and I am so glad they were able to raise so much money. There are not that many agencies out there with enough funds to help cover most of the abortion procedure cost. You have no idea how many thirteen, fourteen and fifteen year old girls came on our clinic. These are girls making the best decision possible for them. These girls are the only ones who have to live with their decision, not some crappy blogger from some random website she doesn't even care about. Get off your high horse.

Colette Brossette

Thanks for informing me this organization existed. I am going to donate to them today. The only decent thing you have ever done. You are a horrible person.

curio... curious1145

She's a horrible person because she's pro-life???????? I guess it's only okay for you, Colette, to be pro-choice and have your opinion.

KathyTh. KathyTh.

Jenny, I just don't get it.  You want fewer abortions, but fewer women on public assistance and less sex ed in our schools.  You simply don't make sense.  It's like the Republicans who want all of the services they take for granted (roads, fire protection, police, etc.) and yet they want to pay less in taxes.  Follow the outcomes to their logical conclusion and you'll see in both cases, you can't have it both ways.

marabie marabie

Not every person is the same if more people focused on the ethical side of abortions maybe there would be more rationality to it.. why is abortion wrong? why do you believe it is wrong? because you believe that tchild has a right to life right? what about that 14 year old does she have less of a right than the fetus? quit making assumptions about the lives of other people and regardless if your circumstances were similar chances are your mental capabilities (ability to handle trauma, stress, ect) are different.

Ksmomy Ksmomy

WOW talk about an anti-abortion view point. This "article"/ blog or whatever is what I'd call bull crap!! I don't even know what else to say. I had an abortion because I knew I had to. I never regretted my decision. I know that is not the norm for woman who make this choice. I don't drink or do drugs. However I do know a few women who have given their children up for adoption and live in a nightmare of looking in every child's face that is of the same age and of wondering if that child is well cared for, and worrying about getting a knock on their door and being asked, "didn't you love me? Wasn't I good enough for u to keep me?"

D.j. Lord

anyone wanna bet darcy gets pregnant again before the end of high school?....come on..anyone....second chance my a$$....im pro choice but even i aint buying that

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