Pro-lifers listen up!
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|Wed, 10-29-2003 - 10:33am|
I am pro-life through and through. I do not believe that there is ANY reason to justify the voluntary termination of a child (or fetus what ever PCers choose to call it these days).
However, it bothers me that so many pro-lifers like myself tend to focus on laws for abortions.
The truth is, we are probably never going to make abortion illegal again. We can put restrictions on it and we can even outlaw certain procedures, but the fact remains that abortion is here to stay- a *safe* and legal eyesore on the American family.
Pro-choice advocaters have a stronghold on us in saying that we don't care about women, only the child they are carrying. That's not true and we know it! But how are we showing it?
Picketing abortion centers doesn't prove we care about women. Neither does passing laws resticting abortions.
The only way that we are to change anything is by speaking directly to the only person that matters-- the woman who is in need.
You can do this by showing that woman that even though she MAY have made a mistake, she is still loved and cared for.
The next time that a troubled teen comes to you try directing her to a crisis pregnancy center that offers options other than abortion. We had a wonderful one in my hometown sponsered by Help Minstries. They offered counseling (including post-abortive), help finding adoptive families and physical support. They had rooms full of diapers, clothes, and food. They would even help women to fill out government aid forms and suggest child care centers.
Even if they still decide to have an abortion, you can prove that you care by sticking by their side through the experience. This is especially good if they start to regret the decision they made.
Remember that no one is going to care if abortion is legal if there aren't any women who want one.