Last week, secular leftist domestic terrorists fire-bombed the offices of a pro-life group. Let’s see the news story, then we’ll look at an article to prepare you to make the case for the right to life of unborn babies. And I’ll give some tips for being able to discuss these points without being fire-bombed. I have something for regular people, and something stronger if you work in a professional environment.
The New York Post reports:
Fire broke out at the office of an anti-abortion group in Wisconsin on Sunday, and cops say they suspect arson.
The blaze at Madison’s Wisconsin Family Action — a political-action committee that according to its Web site works to “advance Judeo-Christian principles” — started around 6 a.m. when flames were noticed in its office, police told Madison.com.
A wall on the building of the organization also had been spray-painted with the message, “if abortions aren’t safe, then you aren’t either,” authorities said.
[…]Police also said a Molotov cocktail that had not been lit was found inside the building.
People on the secular left seem to be very comfortable using threats and violence to get their way. And I guess if you value recreational sex without consequences so much that you’re willing to use violence against unborn babies, then anything is possible.
Life News had more to report:
Abortion activists planned to “raise hell” at churches across the country on Mother’s Day with protests and, some fear, violence as outrage grows in response to a leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturns Roe v. Wade.
Pro-life pregnancy centers and pro-life advocates already have been the targets of vandalism, violence and harassment this week in response to the news.
[…]Ruth Sent Us, a pro-abortion group that allegedly posted the addresses of the Supreme Court justices online publicly to encourage harassment, is calling for protests outside Catholic churches this Sunday, Mother’s Day.
How do you respond to someone who is willing to use violence in order to punish people who stand up for tiny little babies? Well, That’s what the second half of the post is about. Many independent voters support Democrats in elections, not because they are morally evil, but because they are just lacking in information. And I’m going to give you the information you need to change their minds.
Here’s a good article written by pro-life apologist, Scott Klusendorf.
He lists 10 points:
- Pro-life advocates present a formal case for their position.
- A pro-life advocate can defend that syllogism in 1 minute or less.
- That abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being is conceded by many who perform and defend the practice.
- The Bible is pro-life even if the word “abortion” does not appear.
- The Bible’s alleged silence on abortion does not mean that its authors condoned the practice.
- Preaching on abortion is not a distraction from the Great Commission responsibilities of the local church, but integral to it.
- The pro-life position does not rely on personal perspectives.
- Pro-life Christians tell a better equality story.
- Abortion-victim photography changes the narrative.
- The remedy for post-abortion guilt is not avoidance. It’s forgiveness.
Let’s look at number 2:
“I am pro-life because the science of embryology establishes that from the earliest stages of development, you were a distinct, living, and whole human being. You didn’t come from an embryo; you once were an embryo. True, you were immature and had yet to visibly develop, but the kind of thing you were was not in question. And there is no essential difference between the embryo you once were and the adult you are today that justifies killing you at that earlier stage of development. Differences of size, development, environment, and dependency are not good reasons for killing you then but not now.”
I like this, because this feels to me like arguing for the origin of the universe, or the cosmic fine-tuning, or biological information in the origin of life, or the sudden origin of body plans in the Cambrian fossils. I love when I can argue from science. Science is strength in a debate. Science works, and that’s what we should be relying on.
Abortion isn’t a political issue. It is a science issue. We aren’t discussing politics. We aren’t discussing feelings. We aren’t discussing personal experiences. We aren’t discussing your pastor. We aren’t discussing your parents. We aren’t discussing your church. We are discussing scientific evidence. I’m not interested in your feelings. I’m not interested in the community that gives you social approval. I’m interested in facts. Have you got any facts? I have scientific facts. I want to live my life in a way that respects science. I don’t form my worldview on the basis of what feels good, or what makes people like me. That’s for children.
Don’t get fire-bombed by secular left domestic terrorists
If you are having conversations within earshot of domestic terrorists, e.g. – Democrats, antifa, secular leftists, etc. – then you can just say that this is what a pro-lifer said to you. The important thing is to get the arguments out there. Just tell them that your friend Wintery told you why you should be pro-life, and gave you the Klusendorf article. Get the evidence out there, but take no position. That still does the work of persuading people.
Also, if you are in a professional environment, I found this PDF by Dr. Maureen Condic very useful. That’s a peer-reviewed article with footnotes, useful for grad school or white collar offices. Just leave the article on your desk, and say Wintery e-mailed it to you. If you just want quotes piled on top of quotes from science textbooks, print out this PDF. It’s filled with quotations from embryology textbook, all confirming the full humanity of the embryo.
We have elections in November. We can’t allow the political party of selfishness and sexual anarchy to win those elections. Now is the time to debate. It’s not good for our character to do harm to little living creatures with human DNA. We are better than that.