(This post is not meant to offend anyone, and was merely written as a conversation-starter and a guide to those who struggle with explaining their views when someone asks why you’re pro-life. If you are someone who does not like reading about abortions or slight political commentary on a blog post, please click away and come visit me next week! Otherwise, I welcome any comments and thoughts you might have, I only ask that you please be respectful. 🙂 I think we can all agree these tough conversations are supposed to be talked about, so let’s do this.)
This past Friday, DC’s March for Life took place. I decided to write this post because there’s so many people who are pro-life, but who have no idea how to talk about it.I decided to write this post because there's so many people who are pro-life, but who have no idea how to talk about it. Click To Tweet
It’s easy for society to call us (pro-lifers) all sorts of names and come up with arguments that just fall apart, but it’s hard for us to talk about why we don’t agree with society. Although we have valid beliefs and points, sometimes we find ourselves at a loss for words.
In fact, that’s where the Holy Spirit comes in. And today, I’m trusting that He’s going to guide me through this blog post, and help me give some concrete advice to the rest of you.
I know just how hard it is when someone questions why you’re pro-life. But… you shouldn’t let that fear stop you. Equip yourself with confidence and a few solid responses, and that’s all you need. So, to get you started; here’s a guide on what to say when someone asks why you’re pro-life.Equip yourself with confidence and a few solid responses, and that's all you need. Click To Tweet
You’re pro-life because…you believe there are other options, and that you’ve been lead to believe there are none.
Something I hear so much is that abortion is the only option many mothers have. Sometimes it’s because there aren’t enough services to help the mother or the baby, and it’s better to just abort. Other times, it’s because even if the baby is born, it’ll live a life of sadness and poverty.
First of all, I take that as these people are saying they’d rather the baby have no choice in their life (by dying) than give the baby a fighting chance. If they’re looking for the lesser of the two evils, they’ve chosen incorrectly.
Secondly, it is a huge misconception and lie that there are no services for expecting mothers. I promise you that if you find yourself in any local church, you’ll change your mind. They offer many services to help women in this tough situation, and even if they don’t, they can help connect you with someone who does. In fact, here’s a few: click here.
Third, unwanted babies is not the real issue here. Yes, you hear people all the times talking about poverty (which is a huge issue). However, even if we aborted every unwanted baby, it would never mean we’d end poverty. There will always be tough circumstances in life, and we should be fighting to fix those, not fix the number of babies being born.
You’re pro-life because…you believe that “thing” you’re carrying in your stomach-it’s a human being.
People can call that “thing” whatever they want, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a person, with a soul. We’re not just pretending to imagine that there’s a human being growing inside somebody–there actually is one.
By the time an abortion can normally be preformed, the baby already has a beating heart (18 days after conception), detectable brain waves (6 weeks after conception) and all body systems (8 weeks after conception). Most abortions cannot be performed until at least 6-9 weeks after conception.
Plus, he/she is insanely vulnerable. Why? Think about it: they’re helpless. Although they are alive, they can do nothing yet to defend themselves. They are completely subjected to their mother’s care. How could we ever turn around and take advantage of that trust?
And that, I believe, is the strongest point you can make. How can we throw away a beautiful creation that God has put inside of us? Sure, it might be the harder decision to keep the baby, but life was never guaranteed to be easy.
You’re pro-life because…you believe we have no right to decide what happens to another human.
Y’all, that life growing inside of you is not your own.
Yes, women can do as they wish with their bodies (although that’s something I’d like to touch on another day), but a baby is not part of a woman’s body. It’s another human altogether. That baby has a heartbeat. And brain activity. And, most importantly, their own soul.
It’s the exact same concept as if we wanted to end the life of a random person on the street. Most of us would shudder at the thought of killing someone else, because we know it’s wrong. So, why is aborting a baby any different?
It may not be illegal, but that doesn’t mean it’s not wrong.
Your thoughts aren’t ever going to be perfect, but it’s so important that you talk about these issues, no matter what you think. Have the tough conversations, and don’t accuse. I hope these points can help you to start a conversation with someone in the future.
Comment below and let me know why you’re pro-life!