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There's a Body Inside My Body
Tired of hearing, "my body, my choice" pretty much everywhere? So are we. It's time we updated this phrase to reflect reality.
In our latest video, CHOICE42 director, Laura Klassen announces her pregnancy and takes the opportunity to point out how scientifically incorrect the catchy phrase is.
"My body does not have two heads, four arms, or twenty toes," says Klassen in the video. "If I were to get an abortion, I wouldn't be aborting my own body, I'd be aborting the body inside my body."
Off screen, Klassen explains why she wanted to make the edgy video.
"People love to use, 'my body, my choice' as the ultimate excuse for abortion, but no, it's not your body being aborted," she says. "'My body, my choice' is out of date and it's just wrong. It completely ignores the other body involved in a woman's pregnancy: her innocent baby's body. People use the word 'choice' to gloss over the fact that a human being is killed in an abortion."
The video goes on to suggest that "instead of 'my body, my choice', what we should be saying is, 'our bodies, my choice.'"
"When you're pregnant and working in the pro-life movement, the reality of abortion hits you really hard," says Klassen. "You know that the baby inside you is a tiny human being. My baby will get his/her chance at life because of my choice, but so many other babies won't because their mothers won't choose life for them."
The one-minute video ends with, "so there you go. Our bodies, my choice. It might not sound as nice, but at least it's accurate."
"I'm sure the video will anger a lot of people," Klassen admits. "No one who is pro-abortion likes to be faced with the reality of what abortion really is."
"I think 'our bodies, my choice' is the accurate way to describe what happens in an abortion," concludes Klassen. "Though legally it's a woman's choice, she's choosing for two. She's deciding the path her own life will take, but she's also deciding whether or not her pre-born child will even get his/her chance at life."
National Pro-Life T-Shirt Day Was Awesome!
We put together some of our fav pics from the day. Thank you to all who participated by being a walking ad for LIFE! #NPLTD17
These 2 cuties were rocking their pro-life tees!
Huge shout-out to the Burlock fam! All 5 sported our CHOOSE LOVE tees!
"💜Pro-Life family.💜 Nothing is more important than LIFE and protecting it." - Patti
Our girl Megan wearing her shirt at work.
"Choose LOVE, Choose LIFE! CHOICE42 Happy #NationalProLifeTShirtDay! Couldn't be happier to wear my tshirt proudly today at work! ❤ #makeachoiceyoucanBOTHLIVEwith A life is a life no matter how small- Dr Seuss
Facing an unplanned pregnancy?! You are NOT alone! There is help! There is support! & most importantly there is LOVE!! Please visit www.choice42.com" - Megan
Angela rocking her tee in Alberta!
Our CHOICE42 Team was representing in Ontario!
"mommin' is the toughest, yet most rewarding emotional rollercoaster you can imagine! as a mom, i am stretched thin and in so many different directions all at once, but the deep love i have for my kids is what gives me purpose to start again each day! circumstances may have brought you to a place where you find yourself pregnant, but don't feel emotionally or physically able to be a mom. it's ok to be scared! it's normal to be uncertain! if you are overwhelmed or alone, i urge you to seek a safe haven @choicefortwo there are so many options for you and your precious baby! i urge you to choose love... i urge you to choose LIFE 💛 let's speak up, Canada, for those who don't yet have a voice! #npltd17" - Sonja
Thanks again to all who participated! It was great to have people all across the country taking a stand for LIFE!
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Give me a chance, Mommy. I'm still here.