Giving birth and raising a child is one of the most life-changing events in a person’s life. From that moment, every future decision parents make affect not only them but their children. Although many consider it a burden, many embrace the opportunity to become parents with joy.
For Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings, winner of three golden medals, her three children:
“have given her a new perspective and passion for life”
But there are organizations such as Planned Parenthood that claim being pregnant and having children hold women back, preventing them from achieving their goals.
According to Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards,
“For 100 years, Planned Parenthood has worked to allow people to live out their dreams. And largely because women can now access birth control and legal abortion, we are half of the college students, we are half of the law and medical students, there are three awesome women on the Supreme Court of the United States, there are 20 women in the United States Senate…”
Apparently, she believes that mothers are unable to become lawyers, doctors, politicians, or anything they want, because having children somehow affects women’s abilities, intellect and other qualities.
President Richards should contact Jennings, and see for herself that a mother can achieve great things. Being pregnant did not stop Kerry Jennings from competing in the Olympics and winning her third medal. In fact she feels “hugely indebted” to her children.
As the President of Live Action Lila Rose mentioned,
Kerri’s message provides our society with a much-needed reminder that our children are not an impediment to women’s success, but rather an inspiration for it.
Read more at Live Action
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