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.