In recent weeks on the Snapchat social media app, Teen Vogue magazine has promoted content that advises teens on how to get an abortion.
According to eMarketer, an estimated 92% of teenagers ages 12 to 17 use the app.
Screenshots of the entire Snapchat story were shared on Facebook by Laura Klassen, pro-life activist and founder and director of CHOICE42, a Canadian pro-life organization.
“How to Get an Abortion If You’re a Teen” is the name of the social media series based on an article by Nona Willis Aronowitz that was published in the magazine in June.
“Having access to abortion should be your right, regardless of your parents’ beliefs,” Teen Vogue tells young girls. “Unfortunately, not every state legislature agrees so the first step is knowing your state’s rules when it comes to parental consent.”
Currently, 37 states require some form of parental involvement before a minor has an abortion.
“Let’s say your state’s law does require that your parents are involved,” Teen Vogue says. “You know your parents best, and if you feel their reactions might be hostile, you should act accordingly. Regardless, it’s always best to tell your parents as long as you feel safe. No matter what your parents’ abstract views are, they might behave far more tenderly when their own child needs access to abortion care.”
However, if telling a parent isn’t an option, the magazine shares with teens how to terminate a pregnancy without parental approval.
“As Christian parents, if we aren’t willing and able to train up our children, the leftist culture of death is ready and eager to take our place,” wrote Elizabeth Johnston, the “Activist Mommy” who made headlines for a campaign targeting Teen Vogue magazine when it was still in print for publishing articles with disturbing advice for young girls about “sexual health and identity.” The magazine now solely creates digital content.
“Build up and nurture your relationships with your own children,” Johnston continued. “Despite our best intentions in parenting, the day may come when our sons or daughters come to us with the news of an unplanned pregnancy. If it does, we must do as God commands and love them, guide them, and care for them and their precious child.”