Conversations about abortion rarely go well – most people who are talking about abortion usually disagree. So this article is helpful for when you do have a conversation: Why Your Friends Are “Pro-Choice” (And What To Do About It)
Scott Klusendorf responds to this often used statement:
“I’m against abortion and will never have one. If one of my friends gets pregnant and wants an abortion, I will do everything I can to talk her out of it. But I don’t want the government involved in taking away a woman’s choice. I guess that’s why I’m against abortion and am pro-choice.”
Scott suggests we respond with a simple question and you’ll have to read the article to get it.
Before you read this insightful article about the following recent quote from Barbara Walters on the VIEW, try and recognize the progression of thought regarding abortion. We should know that “The View” is a mirror / forerunner of culture reality.
“I think that in order to even think about having an abortion, to give up a child that is obviously unwanted, that’s why you’re doing it, it is such a tremendous decision, it’s involved with so much fear of what you’re doing, and guilt.
Then to have to go and be forced to hear, to see the fetus, to hear the heartbeat, to put more guilt on you, I think is heartbreaking.”
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Ross Douthat makes the connection between the abortion of girls and the wretched result of sex trafficking: 160 Million and Counting.
From CCEF – David Powlison
Here is a story of a young woman who moved from being a director of a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, to being actively pro-life. This is what caused her change:
After watching an ultrasound abortion that left her deeply agitated, Johnson took an unexpected turn when she left her job as director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, in October 2009. She immediately joined forces with Coalition for Life, whose members she had watch protest the clinic during the eight years she worked and volunteered there.
Since she has seen the inside of both the pro-life and pro-choice movements, she has a little bit of advice. It’s worth reading.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this article from the LA Times. It outlines how Lila Rose is exposing the tactics of some Planned Parenthood employees. Lila pretends to be a 13 or 14 year old girl, goes to Planned Parenthood for an abortion, and pretends that her boyfriend is 31. She’s used this tactic 6 or 8 times, and then posts a video of the encounter (see it after the break).
Jesus Creed linked to this article and asks, “Would you abort a fetus because it wasn’t yours?” You have to read the article to get the full nature of the ethical problems associated, but it starts with a hospital doing an IVF but accidentally implanting the wrong embryo. What happens after that is a mess.