LifeSiteNews 12 August 2013
Let’s be honest. To truly be successful advocates for life, we can’t just spend our time “preaching to the choir.” We must step outside our comfort zone to reach those who are on the other side. This is no easy task when you’re faced with individuals who hurl obscenities, act combative or are willfully defiant. But if we’re to change hearts and minds, we must first try to understand the motives of those who are for abortion.
Not all pro-abortion advocates are the same, but I believe there are five general traits that exist among this group. They are:
Disconnected: They resort to a narrow viewpoint that this is only an issue of women’s rights, rather than facing the reality that there is another life at hand.
Deceived: Through misguided intentions, they believe that they’re truly helping women.
Disassociated: This represents those who say, “I wouldn’t do it, but it’s not my place to make the decision for someone else.”
Denial: Out of selfishness, some deny responsibility and believe in sex without consequences, including pregnancy.
Dehumanizing: This is an attempt to reject the humanity of the unborn child by not considering him or her to be a person.
What’s common throughout these characteristics is that the perspective is narrow—they lack the vision to see the entire picture. And that’s the key. Advocates of abortion want to stay focused only on their limited talking points. When a person’s eyes are opened to the full reality of what abortion means, viewpoints can and will change. To learn how this transition succeeds, let’s take a look at some true stories of individuals who were once in favor of abortion.