ever written to a pro-abortion politician about the right to life, you've probably
received a form letter that utilizes one of several worn-out arguments. Let's
review how we answer them.
respect your views, but I have to represent all the people."
Our response: That's what we're trying to say to you. If you neglect the unborn,
you are not representing all the people. Roe vs. Wade excludes them from protection;
we demand that they be included. A public servant cannot legitimately ignore an
entire segment of the public that is being destroyed.
personally opposed to abortion, but can't impose my views on others."
Our response: This is not a matter of views, but of violence. The law is supposed
to protect human life despite the views of those who would destroy it.
government should not be involved in such a personal decision as abortion."
Our response: The government got "too involved" in abortion when it
claimed to have the authority to deprive some human beings of their right to life.
The Declaration of Independence asserts that government exists to secure the rights
already bestowed by the Creator. Moreover, when somebody's "choice"
destroys somebody else's life, that choice is no longer merely a personal, private
"Legislators should not be practicing
medicine." Our response: We're not asking you to practice
medicine, but to prevent the abuse of medicine. The practice of medicine is regulated
by all kinds of laws that protect the lives of patients. All we ask is that the
unborn be included in that protection.
is the law of the land." Our response: The "law
of the land" can be changed, just as it was changed regarding slavery and
segregation. Leadership means seeing the injustices that others miss, and inspiring
people to utilize the methods the law permits to make necessary changes.
support women's rights and health." Our response: That is
precisely why you should examine the evidence, which is more plentiful than ever,
that abortion is destructive of women's health, and listen to the growing voices
of those who have been harmed by abortion. That is also why you should examine
how the abortion industry, through unregulated and dangerous clinics, continues
to deceive and exploit women.
does not involve any decision-making about abortion." Our
response: Your position on abortion says a lot about your character and worldview.
If you cannot stand up for the smallest of children, how will you stand up for
the rest of us?
"Let's just agree to disagree."
Our response: We have the greatest respect for those who disagree with us. But
when victims are oppressed, we don't sit back and "agree to disagree"
wit the oppressor. Rather, we intervene to save the victim. Abortion is not about
beliefs; it's about bloodshed. Those who need protection need it despite the disagreement
Finally, always use the best response to all the arguments: