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I want to know what You believe

By Meagan Nijenhuis

“I want to know what YOU believe.” That’s what Henry told me at Florida Atlantic University last month during GAP. He had taken a pamphlet as he had passed by the display earlier that morning. As I opened my mouth to respond, he interjected. He knew what the pamphlet said. He’d read the entire thing. So he didn’t want a scripted talk. He didn’t want me to rehash the words inside the pamphlet. He wanted to know—what did I actually believe?

How GAP changed my life

By Geralynn Vis

We need to act

By Irene De Souza

For those of us who work in the pro-life movement sometimes it is hard not to lose hope and get discouraged. Since the R v. Morgentaler decision in 1988, Canada has had absolutely no restrictions on abortion and members of my generation have never known a life without abortion free on demand throughout all stages of pregnancy. When looking at the state of our country it’s hard to imagine trying to reverse history, to go back to when abortion was unthinkable, to an abortion free Canada. 

Can the cognitive dissonance get any worse?

By Pieter Bos

Every once in a while I have a conversation with an abortion supporter that absolutely blows my mind. It’s when people completely understand that the pre-born child in the womb is in fact a pre-born child in the womb, but for some reason they simply cannot make the connection to abortion. I had one such frustrating conversation while I was at Florida International University on our latest GAP trip.

Why do pro-lifers change so much?

By Alex VandeBruinhorst

What made him change so much? She’s a totally different person, now that she’s back from the internship…Do they brainwash them?

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Most of us now active in the pro-life movement have been asked or heard these questions asked about us at one time or another. Usually out of genuine concern or puzzlement, but also occasionally in an accusing fashion. Whatever the case, they are understandable questions.

It’s been about 5 years since I was convicted to action, so I guess I don’t have that outsider’s perspective anymore, though I once did. However, I can see that from an outsider’s perspective, at times, it must seem odd.

Unity: Our best shot at fortification

By Gerrit Van Dorland

Losing siblings to abortion

By Janelle Van Hierden

Imagine knowing you were unwanted. The realization that you were one of the lucky ones. That somehow you didn’t deserve to be alive. Imagine looking at the body of a tiny, torn-up baby and knowing that this is how your three siblings were brutally murdered. Knowing that this was what everyone thought was best for you; that the only reason you made it out alive is because you were kept a secret. Because your mom hid you until you were too old to be brutally decapitated, dismembered, and disembowelled. This is what my friend, Ethan, realized. What he thought about almost every single day.

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Outreach and Slacktivism

By Caroline Slingerland

Doing pro-life work is hard.  I’m not going to lie.  I often feel tired and discouraged, and I often wonder what I’m doing.  I don’t like to step outside of my comfort zone and confront people with a truth that I know is going to make them uncomfortable, upset, and often even angry.  And what’s even harder for me to deal with is people who know what abortion does to a pre-born child, recognize that it’s wrong, and yet think that their involvement in this battle is unnecessary.

Campus Conversations

By Paola Aguilar

One year ago, I volunteered for the first time in the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) in Florida. I remember saying to some of the volunteers and staff, “One mind changed on abortion will make the trip worth it.” I had never seen the impact that abortion images had on changing people’s hearts and minds on abortion. With conversation after conversation, I witnessed university students change their minds because of the images and because they could not believe that abortion looked like that. Now, a year later, I was standing in front of the GAP display waiting for students to pass by and engage them on discussion about abortion.

It was the end of the morning when I took a pamphlet and offered it to Erica, a student at the University of North Florida. “What do you think about abortion?” I asked her.

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Cardboard Coffins

By Jonathon Van Maren

After a long week doing campus outreach, this morning bright and early our team headed to one of Orlando’s most notorious abortion clinics, the Women’s Center. Our friend John Barros was waiting for us. He’s been walking the sidewalk in front of the clinic for six years, six days a week. Every month, around thirty women and girls respond to his pleading and change their mind. Thirty babies in the womb veer away from death at the very last moment.

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