Strategy for the Pro-Life Movement?

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Registered: 06-19-2007
Strategy for the Pro-Life Movement?
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Fri, 08-17-2007 - 12:59pm
Abortion has been legal for 35 years at around 6
million a year. That's 200 million abortions or
murders if you like. In all that time you have elected
and re-elected supposedly prolife candidates to office
and protested abortion in every way even murdering
doctors and bombing clinics. You have achieved
nothing. You have not saved a single life from the
abortionists by these methods. Even your completely
Republican supposedly prolife government 2000-2006 did
not enact a single anti-abortion law. You were duped
out of your votes for 35 years; and still are.

Just think, if you, in all these 35 years, had instead
used all your resources, money, time, manpower and
votes to finance, set up and staff a pro-life
clinic/office office beside every Planned Parenthood
office in America and offered your version of
counseling and alternatives etc. to abortion you
probably would have saved millions of lives by now and
many people would appreciate your views and your
cause.

Instead all of those babies were lost and it is partly
your fault because you chose the road of irrational
confrontation contrary to the law of the land. You
have lost every time in court and you have lost the
argument with 200 million women who could see no
alternative with you screaming in their face about
God's law and all your other meaningless crap.

I suggest you start now. Thousands are being aborted
every day and your 35-year losing strategy allows it
to go on.

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Fri, 08-17-2007 - 2:26pm
OK i almost agree except for the part about pro life clinics. I think all the money they would suck up could be better used to reduce the price of birth control, get better sex ed in school, help unwed and low income mothers go to school and help domestic violence victims escape.



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Registered: 12-12-2003
Fri, 08-17-2007 - 3:35pm

< In all that time you have elected
and re-elected supposedly prolife candidates to office>

Are you saying that Clinton, Carter and Ford were PL?

< You have achieved
nothing. You have not saved a single life from the
abortionists by these methods.>

How do you knowt aht not a single woman changed her mind and chose to deliver instead of abort?

Really? http://news.findlaw.com/hdocs/docs/abortion/2003s3.html

< had instead
used all your resources, money, time, manpower and
votes to finance, set up and staff a pro-life
clinic/office office beside every Planned Parenthood
office in America>

That isn't always a possibility.

your fault >

LOL!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-13-2007
Fri, 08-17-2007 - 11:16pm

Wow that was harsh! But as a Christian pro-lifer, I do agree with the main point of your post; that we could accomplish so much more for our cause if we would go about it differently. And you're right; we've actually caused a lot of damage in the name of a good cause.

Sure, we can't put a crisis pregnancy center next to every single abortion clinic, but why not put one up next to every one that we CAN?

Instead of yelling violent accusations with a tone of condemnation, why not speak ONLY messages of hope, possible alternatives, and forgiveness (there are many women who deal with the issue of forgiveness before and after abortions), while also asserting our beliefs in a compassionate manner?

As for Christians, why not put MORE time and effort into prayer for the cause? Personally I believe this is the part of the solution that could be the most effective.

Also, I want to say that God's law is not meaningless crap. And that the pro-life movement has saved MANY babies from people who were leaning towards abortion. Oh, and that by now we should all be aware of the fact that not all pro-lifers defend their cause outside of abortion clinics, and that not all pro-choicers are baby killers. LOL or that all "Christians" necessarily have ANYTHING in common. :)

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Registered: 06-07-2007
Sat, 08-18-2007 - 12:18am
I had to giggle a little at your post. Your idea is a little late for my community, that's exactly what we've done. I'm sure that we're not the only ones. It has been quite effective!
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Registered: 06-07-2007
Sat, 08-18-2007 - 12:27am

Birth control is free in the state of FL, not sure about elsewhere. I agree that sex ed needs to be more aggressively taught from a scientific standpoint in schools. Our pro-life clinic is dedicated to helping families (even if that only means a mother) reach financial stability. This includes schooling, jobs, and even a place to live until they can get on their feet. They even protect women from domestic abuse.

I guess I live in a really GREAT place! I assumed most towns had assistance like this set up.

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Registered: 10-17-2006
Sat, 08-18-2007 - 4:09am

~Abortion has been legal for 35 years at around 6 million a year.~


I didn't realize that the USA had that many a year.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2003
Mon, 08-20-2007 - 8:36am

I don't agree at all. There are huge expanses of this country where abortion may be legal, but it is almost impossible for a woman to find a place to actually get one. I think the pro-life movement has been very successful at stopping abortion.

Even in my overwhelmingly pro-choice community, it wasn't easy to get an appointment for an abortion when I needed one. And when I got to the clinic, the entrance was guarded by 4 huge scary security guards to keep away the yelling protesters. It didn't keep me away, but I bet it scared off some women. Surely that's a victory, right?

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Registered: 07-16-2007
Tue, 08-21-2007 - 3:31pm


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As for Christians, why not put MORE time and effort into prayer for the cause? Personally I believe this is the part of the solution that could be the most effective.>>

I am pro choice. I really think this is a wonderful point of veiw for a pro lifer to have!!! The reason I love it so much is this. Most women who choose abortion are having problems and they most likely need support and help and prayers. It is a hard to choice to make for some and the last thing they need is women screaming profanities at them. Many of them need support!! Shouldn't women be there for each other for support on a topic that only women really know.

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