It’s a great time to brush up on your pro-life reasoning

With all the debate over the health care bill, abortion is back in the news.  Many people know it is wrong but don’t know how to present the case for life.  Please spend a little time getting educated and be ready to share the truth in love.  Lives are at stake.

Even if you are firmly pro-choice I urge you to review these resources.  The worst that could happen is that you learn more about your ideological enemy’s arguments.

If you only have time for one web site, go to  They have a thorough, concise and easy to read site that takes you through all the major issues. 

Or go through the slides I use for training volunteers at CareNet.  And learn about what organizations like CareNet do for women in crisis pregnancies.  Or scan my posts in the Pro-life Reasoning category to the left.

Then see this fact based, winsome and reasoned defense of life by Kathy Ireland.  She went from pro-choice to pro-life after examining the scientific evidence.  Don’t just listen to the facts, note her compelling manner.

Then watch the O’Reilly interview with Abby Johnson, the Planned Parenthood Director who quit after participating in an ultrasound and seeing a human being lose its fight for life. 

Or search Stand to Reason for their many outstanding pro-life resources and articles.

Please take the time to get a little better informed.  You don’t have to know everything, but you can learn enough to easily defend the basics of the pro-life view.  Or you’ll at least have some resources to point people to.  And you can at least point out that while abortions may be legal it is a radical change to make pro-lifers fund them with taxes, and that the Democrats have consistently lied on this point.

P.S. Planned Parenthood hides statutory rape.  Why will the health care bill give them even more business?  Why haven’t they been de-funded already?  I’d rather fund ACORN than them.

0 thoughts on “It’s a great time to brush up on your pro-life reasoning”

  1. Neil,

    Wish I’d seen this earlier. On Monday at work (a Boston hospital), my direct superior and another co-worker and I were shooting the breeze about healthcare in general and one of them asked what we thought about the controversy about whether abortions should be covered. Mind you, I’m not particularly political and don’t really follow this stuff, so I didn’t know what she was talking about – so I just said so, qualifying it by “abortion is wrong, 100% of the time, so no health care money should be spent on it.” Co-worker # 1 basically summarized what the issue was about, and I said, “well, it seems to me it shouldn’t even be covered on principle because abortion is an “elective procedure” – it’s NOT “health care”.

    Then, co-worker #2 throws out the typical straw man: “Oh, but what about when the mother’s LIFE is at stake?” I looked at them incredulously. (The kicker here is that both women are uber-devout Roman Catholics, too – I could not make this stuff up). “How often is the mother’s “life” in danger?” “OH, A LOT!” they both chorused, nodding very knowingly. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I was. One of these women had previously made a big deal about calling up a priest she knew for a patient in her community to make sure the Vatican was ok with organ donation.

    But killing babies in the name of “healthcare” is okay. I didn’t even argue with them; I was too pissed and one of them signs my paycheck. Not a good idea to start arguing the politics of abortion with liberals in a Boston hospital. Wish you’d have been there to do it for me (I really couldn’t have, as I was totally unfamiliar with the bill they were talking about).


    1. Hey, at least you made your convictions clear.

      The life of the mother exception occurs 1% or less of the time, and I know of no pro-lifers who object to those abortions. None. The weasel words the pro-choicers like to substitute are “health of the mother,” which with Liberal creativity turns out to be anything at anytime.


      1. It’s also important to note that when those rare situations arrive the doctor’s activity is almost never an actual abortion. Rather, it is some other procedure that has the unfortunate and tragic result of an abortion as an unintended side effect.

        When a woman has an ectopic pregnancy and the fallopian tube is removed, the primary activity is removing the fallopian tube, which has the tragic and unfortunate side effect of ending the pregnancy.


  2. Neil, I’ve spent a good bit of time reading your work, the comments of your commenters, and reading some of the items mentioned (the Chicago gay’s comment about George and Laura and the “thesis” by Michelle Obama. I must say you have courage and you confront some tough issues in a straightforward, intelligent way. Incidentally, it’s probably a good thing that Mrs. Obama did not choose writing or English as a career. And the fact that her presentation was approved by Princeton makes me wonder if that Ivy League’s standards are as high and prestigious as I once felt they were.


  3. Regarding the Kathy Ireland interview with Mike Huckabee: What a phenomenal argument when she addresses the fact that the “clump of cells” doesn’t look like a baby, just like a baby doesn’t look like a teen, just like a teen doesn’t look like a senior. The unborn baby looks exactly the way a human being should look at that stage of development.



  4. A special thanks to Abby Johnson, the ex-director of the Bryan Texas Planned Parenthood office on 29th Street:

    Abby Johnson now encourages thinking and loving individuals to place a special value on others who are (also humans made in the image of God) and in the same stage of development that “They were”!

    The thoughts that dance in the mind of humans, is conceived in their heart and hinges on the pivotal question that ushers in the undeserved “Death penalty” for the unborn; or the joyous excitement, anticipating the soon coming birth of a child.

    The question that answers the complex motive for a person’s actions after conception is “Is the pregnancy and baby wanted or rejected by one or both parents (or families) of the child”?!!!

    And if most women-with-child was loved by the child’s father,
    she would smile and happily say “No abortion” why bother.

    Ask God and the person you mated with to forgive you,
    forgive yourself and live the abundant life.


    Arthur Trafford


  5. Check out my blog. I go step-by-step in a very logical fashion laying out the pro-life thought. Completely logically based without any appeals to religion. As with all blogs, to go in order, start at the bottom and work your way up.


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