I was reminded by Abby Johnson this week as we traveled together that it is crucial for us– when in a “war” as we are– to get very familiar and BE very familiar with our opponent. Are you familiar??
I like to think I am fighting this “war” with love, grace, peace, prayer and forgiveness which usually prevents me from writing directly about my “opponent”- the abortion industry– because I know I am not in competition in the end because in the end, God values and loves life.
However, in order to protect and value Life, I have realized that whether I decide to blog and talk about our nations largest abortion provider…I have got to take the time to get to know them pretty well. So, I have started to do my research more.
I decided to share something with you that is not usually recognized by people. Planned Parenthood takes the opportunity to talk about sexual and reproductive health freely online to their readers…they talk about and practice a lot more than just abortion.
So, through my research I learned that Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider has a new blog: http://plannedparenthood.tumblr.com/ and recently posted this blog post on Masturbation and You. Below is the blog post that is posted on their new blog page:
Masturbation and You (and other people)
We’re always really surprised by the massive amount of misinformation floating around about masturbation. Crazy-false urban legends about all the bad stuff that will happen to you if you touch yourself kind of transcend every generation and culture. You’ll go blind, you’ll get acne, you’ll grow hair on the palms of your hands (gross).
And since most adults (and plenty of young people) masturbate, it’s not even like any of this negative propaganda is keeping masturbators down.
Here’s the thing about masturbation: lots of totally smart, savvy folks believe that, for one reason or another, masturbation is dirty, or dangerous, or unhealthy, or otherwise not good. And it’s just plain not true – masturbation has no health risks.
So we’re thinking about starting a collection of the wackiest and most totally untrue myths about masturbation. So far our favorite is the mistaken idea that masturbating too much will somehow “ruin you” for sex. As if learning what you like and how to have an orgasm won’t make you a smarter sexual partner!?! Have any silly masturbation falsehoods to contribute? Reblog and add yours!
In the end, we know that we will win. Abby Johnson reminded me of this– because like she says– We have God on our side….But until we see an end to abortion in our country and our country values life in all it’s forms- We need to know the organization that does not value life, is performing abortions every single day of the year and is the “other option” for men, women and their families. I also believe that as Christians and/or as people of conscience, we should respond and/or share what we are learning with others…not to sway people in a certain way…but to each have our own opportunity to act in the way that we feel best. For me, I am going to start doing a lot more research so that I am informed, I am up to date on what is going on– so that I can be in prayer, share with others and fight the fight to the best of my ability. Our President himself has chosen to be informed, up to date and speak out on his opinions and support of Planned Parenthood…so shouldn’t we be informed, up to date and share our thoughts, our concerns, our truth…etc?
I urge you (and I am speaking to myself here) to do your research. Know what you’re talking about. Know why you believe what you believe. Know whats going on today. Let us know what you find. Talk about it. Don’t be silent.