Udonis Haslem and Faith Rein
The pro-abort camp has sunk to a new low in its well-orchestrated effort to eliminate the “stigma” of abortion. A story in the Sept. 1 print edition of the New York Times “Weddings/Celebrations” section included information about the couple’s abortion in 2002, when they were deeply in love but too deeply involved in their respective athletic careers to let their child live.
Udonis Haslem, now of the NBA’s Miami Heat, and Faith Rein, became a couple in May 2001. A year later, she became pregnant. She was a junior at college, he was a senior.
From the story:
“Despite the pregnancy, she was busy with track meets and helping him complete homework. The timing was bad.
“ ‘I am not a huge fan of abortion, but we both had sports careers, plus we could not financially handle a baby,’ said Haslem, noting how he struggled with supporting Kedonis, the son he had in high school, who is now 14 and lives with his mother.”
This next part will really tug at your heart strings. It’s Ms. Rein’s turn to speak.
“ ‘Udonis appreciated that I was willing to have an abortion,’ Ms. Rein said. “I found him caring, supportive, nurturing and all over me to be sure I was OK. I saw another side of him during that difficult time and fell deeply in love. He had a big heart and was the whole package.’ “
I am always amazed by how low we can sink as a society. Now a man can show his big heart by sticking around after an abortion? It’s true, that doesn’t happen much; usually the man has hightailed it while his girlfriend is still recovering in a bloody recliner in the back room of the “safe and legal” abortion mill. But honestly, should his willingness not to bolt be the measure of a man?
Pro-aborts are ecstatic that the Times included the murder of the couple’s first child in their wedding announcement (they now have two living children together). From ThinkProgress.com: “The New York Times’ decision to include those details in a column in its prominent wedding section is a small step toward dispelling the persistent abortion stigma that’s deeply ingrained in our society.”
Jezebel.com says the story shows that abortion is “a decision to be considered or ignored or made or nearly made by people based on their own priorities and not some imaginary standard of adulthood made by a pious, anti-choice finger-waggers (sic).”
The Frisky, Salon, basically all the abortion-loving media sites commended the couple and the Times for courage and commitment to choice.
But here’s another example of a media site willing to tell the truth, and I think it is much more accurate in showing exactly who is empowered by legal abortion. This post at ReturnofKings.com, written by “Bacon,” is titled “How To Convince a Girl to Get an Abortion.” It details how to talk a girlfriend or “long-term booty call” into aborting her child, and also gives advice for coercing into abortion “girls where minimal emotions were involved in the sexual relationship.”
This advice is for the girlfriend: “… Explain if she has the abortion now, you will be able to plan your lives together so that everything is perfect. Then, after she agrees and has the abortion, dump her.”
And this is for the hook-up: “ … Explain to her in no uncertain terms that you will not be a father to this child…. To instill the seriousness of your message, add that you will refuse any efforts in the future to include you in the child’s life.”
This is reality for the majority of women who make the irrevocable choice to abort: A dead child and an ex-boyfriend.
It’s not the stigma of abortion that’s the problem. Abortion is the problem.
To experience what it’s really like to have an abortion, read the stories of dozens of women who are quoted in my book, “Recall Abortion.” Go to RecallAbortion.com to order.