[August 12, 2022] An article by Deanna Falchook takes us on her journey into what she learned about pro-life women after she had an abortion.1 Deanna comments that she was purposefully misled by pro-choice women about abortion and its effect on women.
“Before my abortion, I had a warped preconception about the character of pro-life women. Convinced they were all judgmental, self-righteous, and filled with little concern for my wellbeing, I preferred not to associate with them. I saw them as women who were misinformed, ultra-conservative, groveling at the feet of their husbands, women who had picket signs attached to their uteruses, carried fetal models in their purses at all times, and had no sense of style, including big, Texan hair.”
Deanna says that she wanted nothing to do with them. She tells the story that the stereotype of those pro-life women was a big reason she decided to call herself pro-choice and support abortion. She didn’t want to be part of women who “indoctrinated” women based on restrictive male narratives.
“I became pro-life about five minutes after my baby was painfully sucked out of my body. That was over 20 years ago. I could’ve cared less at that point what the pro-life women looked like, smelled like, or talked like. I just knew that the pro-choice women who looked all cool in their bra-less halters and flat hair ruined my life with their bait-and-switch rhetoric. They baited me into a lie in minimizing the after-effects of the abortion experience, and then when I said, “Hey, what was that?” they grew silent and didn’t look so cool anymore.”
She told no one about her abortion, and she didn’t find healing until years later. She found that it was the pro-life women who came to her aide, not those who identified as pro-choice and supposedly were all for women. The pro-choice women were not there for her. Deanna then describes those women in the pro-life movement who were nothing like the stereotype she had held so tightly. She had believed the propaganda but now sees it as being all wrong.
“Pro-life women don’t live up to the stereotype. They come from everywhere. Some do have big Texan hair, and some have hair that sticks to the side of our faces from the New Orleans humidity (present company guilty). This year alone they have successfully fought to close abortion facilities, change policy, open pregnancy clinics, make pro-life movies, heal women after abortion, find new jobs for abortion workers, cry and pray with women, meet with the U.S. president, educate abortion-minded women, and save the lives of babies.”
Pro-life women numbers are growing. And I, like Deanna, am proud to call myself a pro-life woman.
Good article, makes a lot of sense. Keep writing articles here, ArmyWife.
Liberals don’t care about others. They don’t live for others. They are for themselves and want to also impose their views on you. Stand where you are. Stand with ArmyWife and Gen. Satterfield who are for protecting the unborn and helping women.
Cheers all. Pooch you got it. Same here.
Yep, they DO NOT CARE at all. You are just a blip on the radar for them. They will use you for their benefit and that is all.
“Heal women after abortion.” I agree totally with that sentiment. The so-called pro-choice women don’t give a hoot about you. Always remember that.
Timely article. The abortion debate, actually the legalization or not, of abortion is the next phase of the debate.
I’m not so sure. There is the legal issue of abortion and the morality of abortion. They differ but closely tied. I believe we should be pushing hard on the morality side. Laws follow the moral thinking of our citizens. Just keep that in mind when you talk to a politician or anyone about it.
Excellent point, Willie. Abortion is wrong. Abortion is immoral. That is our message.
Right. Our main effort should be communicating the idea that abortion is immoral and destructive to the mother (and baby).
I see that Gen. Satterfield has been adding a number of articles that reinforce the idea that abortion is wrong. Good that he is standing up for the innocent and unborn. ✔✔✔✔✔
“Pro-life women numbers are growing. And I, like Deanna, am proud to call myself a pro-life woman.” POW! You are spot on with that comment. As it should be.
Hey thanks for the blog post on someone, Deanna Falchook, who figured out that pro-choice women are not really for women at all, they are just for screaming their latest fad and shouting down those of us who actually have morals. Like Janna said below, welcome. I hope you are a regular feature here at his leadership site.
Thumbs up on your comment Emma. 👍
Yes, welcome ArmyWife. Are you married to an Army man?
Right, I hope she tells us about herself.
Yes, I am. I have also served as Senior Advisor to Family Programs.
Hi ArmyWife. Welcome! Are you new here? We welcome all comers to Gen. Satterfield’s website on leadership. Thank you for letting us know about Deanna Falchook.
I’m glad you enjoyed my article. I am not new to this wonderful site just new at submitting an article. I’m honored that he chose to do so.