Our weekly #Activate vlog series uses clips from Educe® online courses to illuminate the truth behind the cultural battles of today (and tomorrow) and move Christians from education to action in their communities, churches, and circles of influence.
Yesterday, Jane Doe, a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico, aborted her 15-week-old child after a very public and contentious court battle. Yesterday, Jane Doe became the newest abortion-rights icon. Championed by the ACLU and transformed into a poster child by NARAL and many others, Jane is now historic. She’s a hashtag movement, a meme, a political vehicle for the latest battle cry: “Bodily autonomy is an international human right.” But behind all the distasteful celebrations and rhetorical arguments, there was no real justice or compassion for Jane, and certainly not for her child. Because, to the abortion industry, the value of these two human beings lies only in their usefulness in advancing abortion.
Throughout history, advocates have repeatedly used, twisted, and even fabricated tragic situations to embed death further into American law and culture. Yesterday, it was Jane Doe. Four decades ago, it was Norma McCorvey (Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade), Sandra Cano (Mary Doe of Doe v. Bolton), and a woman named Rosie Jimenez, whose appointed legacy is “the Hyde Amendment’s first victim.”
As you watch this week’s course excerpt, which uncovers the truth behind Rosie’s iconic story, consider:
- How were both Rosie and Jane Doe used to champion abortion as a “right” for women in poverty?
- What impact has storytelling had in advocating for death as a solution in cases of poverty, human suffering, and now, illegal immigration?
- How can those who advocate for life reach out, serve, and support women like Jane Doe who are victims of the abortion industry’s usury?
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