Our recent election has shown, sadly, that Americans are willing to embrace liberal social policies that have replaced fathers and intact families with abortion and poverty.
With all of the accolades that President Obama receives for his own fatherhood, his policies and unapologetic promotion of Planned Parenthood are diametrically opposed to healthy families and communities.
The most pro-abortion President in American history ironically declares in his 2012 National Adoption Month Proclamation that we’re “a Nation that believes all children deserve the chance to reach their full potential.” Nice sentiment, but he’s left out 1.21 million children killed by abortion on a yearly basis. Tragically, he's become the Activist-in-Chief who proudly shills for the nation’s largest abortion chain, which annually deprives over 329,000 children of reaching any kind of potential.
Planned Parenthood, not so ironically, doesn’t promote parenthood. In fact, one simply has to read their latest Annual Report to see that the words “mom”, “mother”, “dad” or “father” never appear in the document. “Abortion”, however, appears 35 times. Planned Parenthood does not encourage healthy intact families because that demographic doesn’t provide a multi-million dollar revenue stream for the abortion business. Big Abortion doesn’t support the one institution that strengthens every community—marriage. (Well, wait. Yes, they do. They promote one form of marriage—gay marriage.)
And they certainly don’t offer adoption as a “choice”. In fact, they demonize adoption. Planned Parenthood declares: “The psychological responses to abortion are far less serious than those experienced by women bringing their unwanted pregnancy to term and relinquishing the child for adoption."
Is it any wonder that the abortion giant in its latest reported year only made 841 adoption referrals but performed 329,445 abortions? That’s 392 abortions for every ONE adoption referral.
Planned Parenthood is religiously devoted to the warped worldview that an unintended pregnancy equates to an unwanted and unloved child.
National Adoption Month and National Adoption Day (Saturday, November 17th) remind us that, as a nation, we have a long way to go in doing all we can do to assure that our children, especially the “unplanned”, can reach their God-given potential. Part of what we have to do is reinforce the beauty of adoption, whether newborn or through fostercare, in the hearts and minds of the American public.
Turn the unplanned into a loving plan. This is the new tagline to a moving new ad campaign The Radiance Foundation created for Bethany Christian Services (the world’s largest adoption organization) and Real Options pregnancy medical clinics. (On November 26th, The Radiance Foundation will launch AdoptedAndLoved.com which will feature these ads and video vignettes of those rarely heard from in discussions about adoption—adoptees.)
We cherish birthmoms who courageously and lovingly make a plan for adoption for their child. This new series of (licensable) ads reflects this compassion while promoting to expectant mothers (and fathers) how adoption unleashes purpose. Jonny Moses is featured in one of these ads, called “Meet Jonny Moses”. He is just one of many adoptees in our country who is able to live out his potential. Through “open” adoption, Jonny has a wonderful loving relationship with both his adoptive family and his birth family. Often times, birth parents wonder about the fate of the child they’ve placed for adoption. “Open” adoption allows an ongoing connection to one’s child and a healthy relationship that is defined by the birth parent(s) and the adoptive family.
It’s a win-win situation.
So many children are dying at the hands of abortionists as their mothers are denied, most times, of ever being presented the loving option of adoption. Abortion clinics have no vested interest in saving the life of the child, but pregnancy care centers do. Real Options pregnancy medical clinics hope to change the paradigm of what’s happening in the abortion industry’s War on Women and Their Unborn Children by providing full adoption resources within their medical centers.
As an adoptee and adoptive father, I will always fight for the least of these and create media content that helps save beautiful possibility. Unique and irreplaceable potential is crushed in Planned Parenthood abortion clinics about 1,000 times a day. My adopted son could have been one of them. But his birth mom turned the unplanned into a loving plan. And now, he’s loved like crazy. It’s hard to imagine that he might never have been because of the “crime” of being “unplanned”.
We have four more years of the tragic exaltation of abortion and Planned Parenthood by our nation’s leader (unless he allows God to do some divine surgery on his heart). Our recent Presidential vote can’t be changed, but the way each of us decide to value human life can change any day of the year.
Ryan Bomberger is an Emmy® Award-winning Creative Director who is passionate about illuminating truth. His personal site centers on content that is fearless, factual and freeing (www.SoOutLoud.com). He is a national public speaker and co-founder (along with his amazing wife, Bethany) of The Radiance Foundation.