This is another one of those stories I saved as a draft nearly two years ago and never got around to posting. But since Planned Parenthood is such a hot news topic these days, this seems like a good time to share!
This is akin to all those Facebook posts saying “Click LIKE on this picture to send a prayer for the [insert city name here] shooting victims!” Clicking a Facebook button hasn’t done anything to help anyone, ever. If you want to help, send money or volunteer. Same goes for abortion: if you feel so strongly about it, don’t download an app that “prays” for you. You’re actually doing double nothing there — it’s the ultimate in feelgood non-action. Don’t be so gullible/lazy.
One of the sad byproducts of the media conspiracy to ignore this week’s pro-life conference in Washington was that we almost missed this new iPhone app for baby-savin’. If only we’d seen it on Wednesday, we could’ve told you how much it sucked sooner.
I’ll admit, the peer pressure was killing me. What does it do, you ask? What doesn’t it do! “Download the Online for Life App to receive real-time alerts on women seeking abortions in your area. Invite your friends to join you in prayer and share the good news when a woman chooses life.” Sounds Big Brother creepy, no? Actually, as my wife and I learned, it doesn’t do a lot.
Predictably, the above story was the target of much snark. Here’s my favorite exchange: