Sometimes those of us who are committed to the pro-life movement can be under the assumption that those who share the same beliefs also have at least a similar level of awareness when it comes to the horrific fallout from legalized abortion. However, that’s not necessarily the case.
This was made abundantly clear to both me and my husband a few months ago, as he was involved in a prayer vigil taking place outside of the abortion clinics in Detroit. After the prayer vigil concluded, the group went to a local parish for fellowship and refreshments. My husband struck up a conversation with a woman he had seen praying many times outside the same facility. They were discussing the then-upcoming presidential election and the impact the results could have on pro-life efforts, especially regarding Supreme Court justices. When my husband referenced the fact that the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions gave us legalized abortion through nine months, the woman practically gasped and then stood there stunned. She told my husband she had no idea and up until their brief exchange had always believed abortion was only legal in the first trimester of pregnancy. Now, mind you, this was someone obviously committed to the pro-life cause. There was a similar shocked reaction by many following the final presidential debate where the candidates were questioned and had to either defend or denounce late-term abortions. It was an “aha moment” for many, and some polls showed the debate discussion had an impact on their final decision as a voter.
These examples can serve as stark reminders. Even though we may be in the same choir, the choir still needs a lot of fine tuning. Continue Reading at OSV Newsweekly.