Monday, November 19, 2012

True feminist heroes, just when I need them.

Wow.

Talk about strong women. Talk about authentic feminists.

I wish every one of you could have joined us at this year's Bioethics Defense Fund event, where the "2012 Witnesses for Life" awards went to two professional women who are heroes in our midst: Maricela Moffitt, M.D. and Maureen Condic, Ph.D.

These two courageous women told their separate, disturbing stories of coming up against militant pro-abortion establishments within their medical and scientific communities, each having to pay a steep professional price for speaking the truth and defending human life.

The audience was riveted, shocked, and profoundly inspired by their "profiles in courage", and I was honored simply to occupy the same room with them.

The BDF even came just days after I'd learned of another group of heroic women who were willing to put everything on the line in the service of God, truth, and life: The twelve nurses who risked their careers by saying "NO" when their hospital supervisors attempted to force them to assist with abortions.

Listen to their unbelievable story:



Talk about a "war on women"! Where are all the feminist groups when women like these are bullied and threatened with termination? God bless Alliance Defending Freedom for pro bono representation of the twelve as they faced serious intimidation.

Click their picture below to get even more details of their case:



I don't know about you, but as coercion of conscience becomes more common, I need to hear the stories of those who have faced down the Culture of Death in our own time, who exemplify Jesus' words:

For what shall it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his soul? -- Mark 8:36


The left can have Sandra Fluke and Lena Dunham, and we'll take Dr. Moffitt, Dr. Condic, and these twelve nurses any day of the week.




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14 comments:

  1. So inspiring! Thanks for this story.

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  2. Wow! What an uplifting story of courage!

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  3. God Bless them and their courage that others can get some of their bravery and belief.

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  4. Thankful for these women..gives me some hope.

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  5. Maureen Condic?? Oh, I wish I could have been there! She wrote a fantastic whitepaper called "When Does Human Life Begin?" It's an excellent scientific analysis.

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  6. JoAnna, she is seriously scary brilliant, the kind of woman we want in scientific research. I was shocked to hear her story. So much that she could do for this world, for the human condition (really extraordinary research that would have worldwide implications), but she has been blacklisted due to her scientific stance regarding embryonic stem cell research. It's so political, and truly disheartening. But God has a plan.

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  7. Thanks for reminding those of us flung far and wide that we are not alone, that we have sisters in this battle for life and faith, and that there are amazingly brilliant and courageous women on our side.

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  8. Such a moving story. They give me hope for our future.

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  9. What a beautiful story. Such brave women. Thanks for sharing.... I needed to hear it.

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  10. Three cheers for the nurses who said NO and the pro bono lawyers. What a horrible work situation. Those administrators were nasty.

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  11. Lena, and it's gonna get nastier in this country the more Democrats are in charge. I especially note the Democratic primary in Connecticut, a "Catholic" state: The candidates for US Senate were practically falling all over themselves to be on record for forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions, should they become senator! It was mind-boggling.

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  12. "Where are the feminists?" I don't believe most militant feminists were ever really pro-women to begin with. Their agenda is not to help women in need, but to promote sexual license. That's not to say that a lot of ordinary women aren't deceived by them. The way our country is going, we might all face similar situations to these nurses in the future.
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  13. Thank You for posting this. Their story inspires me to have courage.

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  14. Very inspiring. Although on the other hand, scary that women are up against this nonsense and discrimination.

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