The pro-choice side is so enticing… and Christians are so easily duped

I just finished listening to the amazing testimony of Abby Johnson, a former director of a Planned Parenthood abortuary but now working for the pro-life cause. A couple of things have struck me from her story.

  1. She explained that she was raised Christian and considered herself pro-life.  Yet, her faith didn’t seem too deeply implanted in her because she admits that she was easily convinced by the pro-choice rhetoric when she first went to a Planned Parenthood clinic. Once they gave her the spiel about wanting to reduce the number of abortions and making sure women didn’t die through illegal abortions, she swallowed it.
  2. Moreover, despite being “pro-life”, she actually had two abortions herself. She describes herself as being almost brain dead as she went through the experiences. She quite easily blocked out the questions and doubts, and just went along with it. She didn’t discuss it with friends or family. She didn’t give it much thought. She just called the abortuary and made an appointment, as if she was going to the hairdresser. Mind you, the second abortion was extremely painful physically and she suffered terribly for 8 weeks after the procedure. But she didn’t give it much thought beforehand.

When I heard these two factoids about her experience, I couldn’t help but think of all the nominal and lukewarm Christians out there. I’m sure that similar experiences have occurred millions of times over during the last 40 years throughout the world. Virtually all Christians call themselves pro-life, but when push comes to shove, many of them would still have an abortion if they had an unexpected pregnancy.

Tragic, but true. That’s the only way we can explain the huge number of abortions we are witnessing in countries with a Christian heritage. In Canada, you’d never, EVER make it to 100,000 abortions per year (about one-third of all pregnancies end in abortion) without having a substantial number of abortions among Christians, which represent some 77% of the population. That’s the reality.

Too many of our brethren are so uneducated about life issues or so lukewarm in their faith that they will not survive the assault of the devil if they are faced with an unplanned pregnancy. That’s why Socon or Bust is so adamant about Christians cleaning up their own act, especially within the Catholic Church. Do the math and you’ll reach the inescapable conclusion that Christians probably supply the majority of customers at abortion facilities. We could make a huge dent in the abortion numbers if we could only convert Christians. Imagine how many lives could be saved.

Aside from basic instruction on biology and the sacredness of life, the most important step in this direction consists in educating people about the sacredness of sex and the insanity of the contraceptive mentality. Abby Johnson mentioned several times that she was contracepting when she got those two unexpected pregnancies that led her to abort. I’m not surprised one iota. When you have the contraceptive mentality, abortion is a very tempting proposition, like an “undo” button for contraceptive failure. Why? Because the person contracepting is not open to conceiving a new life and is more prone to rebelling against God’s will if a pregnancy ensues.  Let bishops with ears to hear listen!

Parents: you need to be extremely vigilant about how you raise your kids. Just like Abby, your kids could also be deceived by the pro-choice propaganda. You need to actively inquire about what your kids are learning at school each day. What classes are they taking? What are they being told? What are their textbooks? What assignments are they asked to do? If you’re on the ball, you’ll have a better chance of intercept any trash they’re being taught and get them back on the rails quickly.

One last thing. Abby gave her personal advice on the best way to do pro-life advocacy: we need a peaceful, prayerful, compassionate and merciful presence outside abortion facilities. We need to be physically present and visible. It makes a difference. She would know. The 40 Days for Life initiative does exactly that. It’s a real blessing for the pro-life movement. I understand that not everybody is comfortable with standing on a sidewalk and praying, but the Gospel is not meant to be comfortable. I used to feel embarrassed by it.  But guess what? I got over it and got used to it. It’s not a big sacrifice in the end. An old Spanish proverb applies well in this case: The shadow of the cross is larger than the cross itself. In other words, your fears irrationally inflate the scale of the sacrifice that is actually required, to the point that you become paralyzed by fear.  Be not afraid.

Abby also specified that there’s no room for anger and hatred on the sidewalk in front of an abortuary. There’s enough anger and hatred in the clinic, she says. What we need is a merciful and compassionate witness. Therein lies the key to converting expecting moms, clinic employees and unsuspecting passers-by who might get zapped by the grace of God.

3 thoughts on “The pro-choice side is so enticing… and Christians are so easily duped

  1. Real science proves unborn babies are living human beings that deserve our protection, not Capital Punishment. Why then are we being taught in our schools that some can decide who lives or who dies?

    Former University indoctrinated Surgeon, Dr. Bernard Nathanson tells us that real-time ultrasound, gives a moving picture of the child in the womb; electronic heart monitoring, detects fetal heartbeats, brainwave monitors measure brain activity, fetoscopy allows a physician to actually eyeball the baby astounded him.

    Such techniques as cordocentesis now allow medical diagnosis,treatment and surgery in utero.

    “There is nothing religious about it I finally came to the conviction that this child was my patient. This was a person! This realization was purely a change of mind as a result of fantastic science and technology.”

    Dr. Nathanson fastenen an ultrasound machine to a woman undergoing an actual abortion, and produced ” SILENT SCREAM”, a film that justly horrified the nation. It showed the fetus trying desperately to move away from the vacuum, and then its body parts were successively sucked off. The film produced a massive campaign of defamation against Dr.Bernard Nathanson from those who make huge sums on money from killing children in the warmth of their mother’s womb’s.

    This only made Bernard more determined, so he decided to show an abortion from inside the womb. He attached a camera to a fetoscope and inserted it during a D&E abortion where the child is cut to pieces by a sharp knife as it desperately tries to escape. The resulting film was “ECLIPSE OF REASON”.
    Why are our Medical Schools and all other education establishments chose to be selectively stupid on these sanctity of life issues? Why do many so-called Christians and so-called Christian leaders?
    Abortion is the murder of babies! Please stop killing them ! Why are you trying to make reason from non-reason? Don’t you know that Politically Correct Relativism is non-sense? Not all views are equally beneficial and healthy.

    Godless people don’t care because most have been Socially Engineered. What the Humanists have done is given the power over life and death to politicians judges, and most everyone whom they have indoctrinated in our education establishments. We are now a Godless Canada. This is certainly not the country our fathers fought for and many died for in the great wars.

    This is what happens when a Civilization changes it’s world view. From a society of co-equals created in the image of God to protect the sanctity of life, to a society where some citizens being more equal than others. In a democracy the citizens are responsible for the laws of the land and the story of Western Civilization is the story of it’s citizens. In 2008 we joined together as a society of concerned citizens and got Parliament to raise the age of consent. It was a hard fought uphill battle and social conservatives like the late Tom Lander convinced others to join us, and we did it. Tom believed that when people were given the scientific and common sense facts, that they would prevent the west from becoming totally pagan.

  2. Pagan Rome was an intensely religious culture, but it’s worldview was false. The late Tom Landers often said that anyone who says he does not have a religion is untruthful, because ones worldview is ones religion.

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