Have you been given this scenario to justify abortion before? “What about a baby whose mother is addicted to crack cocaine and will be born with an addiction to crack? Would you rather that baby suffer horribly and have a terrible life?” How do you respond? Usually, I reply with something like the following:
December 1, 2017
Earlier this week, I headed out with some of the volunteers from a local pro-life community group to participate in the group’s first high-school “Choice” Chain. It was the first time this particular school had been confronted with a “Choice” Chain display, and the reaction, as always, was mixed. A crowd of students quickly gathered around our signs, and while some students were angry, many had serious questions they wanted to ask. “What about rape?” one girl asked me. “That’s right!” another student exclaimed.
November 29, 2017
“What do you think about abortion?” I asked a student at Mount Royal University, who was right around my age. “I would have an abortion,” she told me. It was not just a stubborn pro-choice response, as that statement often is. She was firm in her tone, but not harsh, and though she was holding herself together, I could see the tears she held in her blue eyes.
November 27, 2017
“You’re wrong.” The student I was speaking to looked at me calmly and confidently. “Life doesn’t begin at fertilization,” he continued. “Life begins when there’s brain activity. You’re dead when your brain stops; you’re alive when your brain starts.” In attempting to make the case that a certain level of cognitive function is necessary to grant human rights, this young man had made a pro-life case to himself. I didn’t need to convince him; I only needed to help him delve a little deeper into the premise he had just presented.
November 23, 2017
Our friends over at the pro-life political organization Right Now have released their suggested ballot rankings for the Saskatchewan Leadership Race (to replace outgoing leader Brad Wall), and much to the chagrin of the media, multiple candidates have stepped forward to affirm that they are pro-life and indicated their support for common-sense pro-life legislation. Despite decades of abortion rights activists insisting that the abortion debate is closed, it would seem that such declarations were wishful thinking.
November 20, 2017
One of the most important things you can do to help end the killing is know the answers to important questions. The pro-choice movement has cleverly cloaked the reality of abortion with pleasant words such as “choice”, and as a result, being pro-choice in many ways has become synonymous with being compassionate. Knowing the best way to convey the pro-life position can give you the confidence you need to stand up for your pro-life convictions whenever the opportunity arrises.
November 17, 2017
Recently one of my boys got something that he's been hoping to have for a long time: a fidget spinner. While I wasn't willing to buy one of these gadgets when they were all the rage, I could understand his excitement about finally owning one. All the more exhilarating was showing it off when we visited another family, especially when my friend commented that her son had been wanting one for a long time. As we left their house that afternoon, my son quickly handed the fidget spinner to his younger friend. "You can have it," he said. My mother heart swelled at his generosity.
November 14, 2017
The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform is pleased to announce the release of communications director Jonathon Van Maren’s Seeing Is Believing: Why Our Culture Must Face the Victims of Abortion from Life Cycle Books.
November 13, 2017
While doing pro-life outreach, we are usually reaching out to the people walking by us, trying to engage them in conversation. We stand in one place, holding onto our signs and making eye-contact with passers-by. However, one person on the team is responsible for safety, watching out for potential trouble, and holding onto a video camera in order to document any issues that come up.
November 10, 2017
In late October, I was doing a campus “Choice” Chain with my local community group. I asked a student named Arjun what he thought about abortion, and he told me that he was pro-choice. “Where I come from in India, there are a lot of children who are homeless and living on the street,” he told me with a troubled look. “Sometimes I think, wouldn’t abortion have been better?