Teen Vogue is now offering teenage girls advice on how to have an abortion behind their parents’ backs.
In an article published last week, Nona Willis Aronowitz responded to a pregnant 16-year-old who wanted to get an abortion without requiring the permission of her pro-life parents.
Aronowitz told the teen that she shouldn’t be ashamed of falling pregnant, despite being only 16-years old.
“It’s only logical that if teens are mature enough to become parents, they are mature enough to decide whether or not they want to give birth,” Aronowitz said. “Having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs.”
Aronowitz went on to outlandishly claim, pro-life folk “often” get abortions for themselves and for their children.
“One thing I’ve learned while researching and reporting on these issues is that supposedly anti-abortion Americans often get abortions,” she said.
“They often help their children procure abortions. You know those activists who stand outside clinics holding signs adorned with Bible verses and pictures of fetuses? Even they sometimes get abortions.”
Aronowitz then offered her young readers’ advice about obtaining an abortion without parental consent, pointing out a legal option in most states that would allow someone under the age of 18 to procure an abortion without parental permission.
Do you fear for your safety if you reveal your pregnancy? Are you worried they might meet you with violence or kick you out of the house? If yes, there is a legal option in 36 states that would let you get an abortion without parental approval called a judicial bypass procedure — an infantilizing holdup to which nobody should have to resort.
She did, however, go on to warn that such judicial bypasses take time, and the longer a mother waits, the bigger the baby grows, the more expensive the abortion will be.
“The sooner you can start this process, the better,” Aronowitz said.
This isn’t the first time Teen Vogue has promoted abortion to young teenage girls. Earlier this year, the magazine published a piece which claimed abortion procedures are safer than giving birth.
“Abortion is actually very safe,” the magazine stated in a piece titled 5 Abortion Myths and the Truth About Them. “In fact, it’s a safer procedure than getting a colonoscopy, and it’s safer than giving birth.”
The publication also linked young readers to a study which claimed the risk of death associated with childbirth is approximately 14 times higher than that with abortions.
What the article fails to mention is that every successful abortion results in someone’s death. Abortion is the act of intentionally ending the life of a living, unique, unborn human being. To suggest that giving birth is more life-threatening than killing your unborn child is to deny the fact that abortion actually ends a human life.
Whether it’s online magazines, film, television, music, or school – the list of those fighting to capture the minds of our children is almost endless. More than ever, parents need to be aware of who’s speaking to their kids and what sort of ideologies they might be embracing as a result.
Our children are impressionable, and it’s our responsibility to impress on them, not only good and godly behaviour, but a good and godly way of thinking, so that they equipped to adequately critique conflicting worldviews. That especially includes those which are falsely presented as a moral good or a “human right.”
The lives of our children, and our grandchildren, depend on it.