“Trust Women” Is An Inadequate Response to Abortion

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On Monday, outspoken abortion advocate Amanda Marcotte published a column at Salon. The post encourages people to, when it comes to abortion, “trust women” to make the decisions that are in their own best interests. She says that “women know what they are doing” when it comes to abortion, and we should leave them alone because they alone know how to choose the best course of action for their lives. But is “trust women” a slogan worth embracing? Or are there times when “trust him” or “trust her” really isn’t the best response to a situation. I wrote a column for the Federalist attempting to establish two premises. The first is that there are some times where men and women engage in behaviors that are destructive, and that instead of “trust her” or “trust him”, a personal intervention is the most appropriate response. The second is that sometimes a personal intervention is not enough, and a legal intervention is warranted. Given those two premises, where does abortion fit?

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About Cullen Herout

Cullen is a husband, father, writer, and lover of Truth. He has a Mental Health Practitioner License in the state of Nebraska, and has years of experience working with persons struggling with mental illness and addiction. For the past four years, he has also been involved with Rachel's Vineyard ministry for post-abortive women, serving as the counselor for their weekend retreats. Cullen's work has been featured at The Blaze, Crisis Magazine, The Washington Examiner, The Federalist, LifeSiteNews, Live Action News, Catholic Stand, and more. He has a passion for writing about pro-life issues, Marriage, fatherhood, and building a culture of life. He lives in the midwest with his wife and two sons.