Editor's note: this thoughtful and compassionate post on one of the most disturbing viral videos we've ever seen comes from the outstanding leader of one of our affiliated centers.
It is vital that women and couples making pregnancy decisions know compassion, hope, and help are always available at community-based care centers.
Guest Post by Cynthia Wenz
Salad, wine, lunch discussion on body parts anyone?
Just casual lunch talk, taken out of context, could it be? Of course one must watch the full footage to know. So we did. If you have not, I would encourage you to do the same.
As the head of an organization that ‘seeks first to understand,’ I tried to put myself in their place, to fully understand the motives and claims against Planned Parenthood. While watching the full footage of the lunch meeting, I was overcome with grief, even shock and anger, then in an instant I was deeply moved by gut-wrenching compassion for this doctor, crying out in prayer for the eyes of her heart to be opened.
Dr. Nucatola, do you hear what you are saying? Bite of salad, sip of wine, let's talk about how I switch to breech presentation of the baby to preserve the desired organ, please pass the salt.
In context, out of context, set up or not, clinical/doctor speak or not, there is only one term that comes to mind: inhumane.
I pray for an awakening in our industry and applaud all who give of themselves to support the holistic health of women at risk for unintended pregnancy and abortion. There ARE other options in reproductive health care. In Houston, we are The Source for Women.
Cynthia Wenz is President and CEO of The Source for Women, a Care Net affiliate located in Houston, Texas. She is healed for Life and called to lead leaders in eradicating abortion from the hearts and minds of a generation.
This post is adapted from a post originally appearing on The Cynopsis, Cynthia's blog.