Dear Christian Sisters,
One of my dear friends encouraged me to join a radio conversation in which the host asked callers how they talk to those who are pro-choice.
I realized that my response would make a good blog post, so here is what I said.
I respond to the pro-choice by talking only about the woman, not the killing of babies. I do not say “mother” but instead “woman,” and I do not call the baby a baby but instead “pre-born” because, so far, that term does not make them angry.
I used to be pro-choice, and I’ve had an abortion. I volunteered for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and counter-protested Christians who were picketing an abortion clinic (in the early 1990s). I know how they think because I used to be one of them.
I tell the abortion-minded what abortion does to women. I tell them that I had an abortion. That usually stops all their arguments right there. But I continue to tell them statistics on depression and how even though I wasn’t clinically depressed, I had no joy, that my joy was sucked away with my baby. The word “sucked” emphasizes the horror of abortion.
I am on a quest to teach the pro-life to talk to the abortion-minded so that we can love them over the life line. I was loved over the life line.
I have begun writing the Faces of Abortion Series of books (1st one out soon), which will have many Christian post-abortive women’s stories so that the pro-life movement is equipped to talk to the pro-choice movement.
Being pro-life is being pro-woman. Today was the real women’s march.