Thanks to everyone for their replies. Just to clarify, the woman never ASKED me if I was pro-choice or pro-life. She just explained that their organization originated from a pro-life movement and asked if I was comfortable in that environment. She also said that IF someone would ever come to them looking for options for an unwanted pregnancy they “discourage” anyone from discussing abortion.
Personally, if a friend or family member came to me asking for advice in an unwanted pregnancy, I’d probably encourage them to consier other options first anyway. I think abortion should be your absolute last resort. But again, I wouldn’t degrade anyone making that choice.
On the company’s website, it says NOTHING AT ALL about pro-life/pro-choice or anything. They simply state that they are a low-cost or free childcare option. And my position would be an admin assistant.
So ….. I am actually feeling better about this after reading all of your replies and thinking. If they should invite me in for an interview, I’d probably ask a few more details about this issue, and as long as they weren’t forcing their opinions on me, etc, I would still be interested in the job.
I understand what you’re all saying, and I know where you’re coming from, but the organization is simply a daycare center. There’s NOTHING on their website about pro-life, etc. She just mentioned that they were “born out of a pro-life movement.” Their objective is to provide free or low cost childcare for women in need, and I DO support that mission.
I just mean that while I support the choice to abort a pregnancy, I would personally never make that choice. And I wouldn’t degrade anyone who did make that choice.
She didn’t actually ask me “are you pro-life or pro-choice?” She just stated that their organization was born out of a pro-life movement, and asked if I was comfortable with that. If she did ask me, I know that would be illegal.
They actually don’t say anything at all on their website about this issue. They are simply a daycare center that was “born out of a pro-life” event so …. I guess they just associate with that cause?
Thank you for that perspective – I totally agree and it makes me think of things from a different angle.