A group of people were holding signs that had the words: "Smile, Your Mom Chose Life", as I was driving home today.
My first thought was, "yeah, but my mom was 30 and married!". And, why is there no mention of the dad choosing life? Why are the men off the hook?
In hopes of not getting into a political discussion over the merits of being pro-life or pro-choice, I have a question for everyone:
We all ultimately have the same goal of preventing abortions: Do you think pro-lifers and pro-choicers will ever be on the same page in order to accomplish this goal in an effective way?
Imagine if we all put our efforts in this together---putting religion and politics aside---and really looking at what is the MOST EFFECTIVE WAY to prevent abortions. Imagine if we were successful! Everyone would be happy: the women (and men!) who would not have an unwanted pregnancy, the pro-life and pro-choice camps would also be happy.
I can't help but think of the pro-life people, standing in the rain and cold today by an abortion clinic, holding signs, are not having a few thoughts of doubt (am I really making a difference? these women are already in trouble; what about the thousands of other women that I could help before this happens to them...), similar to the pro-choice people, standing in the rain and cold, handing out condoms or brochures (am I really making a difference? is there a better way?).
So, I challenge anyone who would like to respond, to:
a) Write in such a way in your article, that we have to actually guess if you are pro-choice or pro-life (it's difficult!)
b) Be creative! How can these two seemingly opposite viewpoints come together to do some good and be EFFECTIVE and SUCCESSFUL?!
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