I think if my generation were to think about abortion without the political identity stigma or bias of ideological "educators" and media outlets, if they were to examine the truth with an open mind and an open heart, they would see the only reasoned, studied, empirical, objective truth is that abortion ends a human life. I think if people were to talk about it a little more, if there wasn’t such a taboo on the topic of abortion, people would recognize evil in the lies about abortion. In our present society among my generational peers, it is difficult to point out that the unborn are human beings whose lives must be cherished and preserved.
Being labeled anti-abortion gives people the false sense that you are not only an enemy of women, but an enemy of the complete secular progressive fabric that my generation has come to accept and conform to like a fashion statement, a woven expression of personal identity. Few of us dare to ask, what kind of "feminism" creates a culture where women are taught to reject family structure, taught to deny their fertility, and encouraged to kill their babies? The backlash is desperate because when you pull on one of the threads of this cloth of lies, the whole ideology may unravel.
Despite the resistance I feel from my peers and almost everyone that I know, I have no choice but to speak the obvious truth because the personal human consequence of accepting the lies for the sake of convenience is too horrible for me to contemplate.
Danielle Breen is a 2014 graduate from the College of the Holy Cross, a part-time freelance writer, and a full-time mother. She is author of the blog www.mammarino.com, where she writes about life as a young mother who found herself unexpectedly pregnant her senior year of college.