Surprised by Post-Abortion Gifts?
The above item is an Angry Uterus Heating Pad by Lady Bits Design. I discovered this picture in an article from Teen Vogue entitled, What to Get a Friend Post-Abortion. Whitney Bell, the author, included the following caption:
“Remember that heating pad that I mentioned you’d need??? Well there is literally no cuter way to alleviate cramps than with this bad boy.”
She continues saying,
“If you’ve gone the pill route, you can expect almost 3 solid days of pain. Likely worse than any period symptoms you’ve ever experienced. You’ll love it! It’s like 2 throbbing hot balls of lead are trying to escape your body, all while your stomach contracts over and over again. Huzzahhhhh! This angry uterus heating pad is the most apropos, because trust – without some direct heat, your lady bits will not be pleased.”
Whitney, lastly, adds,
“Oh and she makes a mustached “MAN-struation” version for our trans-friends as well.”
The Washington Post wrote about Whitney’s article under the headline: Teen Vogue’s ‘What to get a friend post-abortion’ article draws outrage.
Outrage is the response to grievous moral evil. Outrage can also be the response to surprising grievous moral evil. You should be concerned if you are outraged in the second sense. Surprise implies being unaware. Are you really unaware that, beneath the alluring bait of our culture’s secular vision, a hook is hidden? For the sake of this blog, I will assume you answered Yes!
For help let’s invoke a puritan for guidance.
Thomas Brooks wrote, Precious Remedies against Satan’s Devices. He taught that Satan’s first device was,
“To present the bait and hide the hook; to present the golden cup, and hide the poison; to present the sweet, the pleasure and the profit that may flow in upon the soul by yielding to sin, and by hiding from the soul the wrath and misery that will certainly follow the committing of sin.”
What bait did you and your little fishies bite?
Whitney Bell bit the bait of absolute freedom of choice.
When I was first married, I drank from the golden cup of ambitious vocational success. It promised to take away my sense of shame. I wanted to stop feeling like a disappointment.
Elsa from the movie frozen took the bait of expressive individualism. She determined no longer to “be the good girl” that her family and society wanted her to be. Instead, she would “let go” and express what she had been holding back inside. Of course, that didn’t turn out too well for anybody, except maybe Olaf.
Let’s close with paraphrased remedies to the bait and hook from the invoked Dr. Brooks:
- Remember that Secularism is a plague. Avoid it like the plague. I immediately think of our use of social media.
- Remember that Secularism looks like chocolate, but it’s bitter baker’s chocolate.
- Remember that Secularism is a cute puppy, but with fleas. Fun fact, female fleas lay 46 eggs a day. That’s 1,380 a month. And, did you know that fleas caused the Bubonic plague. Sin always aims at the height of its kind. Get the point?
P.S. This post was not about abortion. Welcome to the matrix.