Atheists and Agnostics: Do They Have a Place in the Pro-Life Movement?


Lately I’ve been noticing a new pro-life trend. Quite active on Facebook are groups and individuals who condemn any attempt to convert an abortion advocate without taking a religious approach.

What I can glean of their message from social media and blog posts is that unless you lead with Jesus, you are denying His power to change that person’s mind. In other words, taking any approach other than “here’s what the Bible has to say about abortion” is irreligious folly.

I have several issues with this, but let’s start with my own personal experience.

This Pro-Lifer Has Saved More Than 1,000 Babies From Abortions


John Barros has been ministering to women considering abortions in Florida for years and is credited by local pro-life advocates with saving more than 1,000 babies from abortions.

Now, a new video celebrates his work — and thousands have already watched it and celebrated with them.

Barros does most of his work at the Orlando Women’s Center abortion clinic. it was there, in June, that he helped a woman nine months pregnant who was considering abortion.

A pro-life blog has the rest of the story:

Scared to Say You’re Pro-Life? Here’s How to “Come Out” of the Closet

by Kristen Hatten

“I’m still in the pro-life closet, and I don’t know how to come out!”

I have been told this a surprising number of times, but it never fails to stir my sympathy. I remember coming out.

It’s difficult now to describe the feeling I had then, in the winter of 2006, but I knew in my gut that a lot of things were about to change. As a recent convert, it had never occurred to me how much belief in abortion “rights” was part and parcel with the lifestyle I was leading then. I was in my twenties; I was an actor and writer, a self-described liberal feminist, and most of my friends were pot-smoking punk rockers, artists of various stripes, comics and entertainers, burgeoning intellectuals, and the like. I had a gut feeling my friends and fellows would have a hard time accepting this change of heart.

Twenty weeks pregnant with twins …


Wednesday is late term abortion day at Orlando Women’s Center (the clinic where I had my abortions 12 years ago). When I first started visiting the sidewalks of abortion clinics to pray and minister, I had no idea that late term abortions were even legal. I remember hearing about the Partial Birth Abortion Ban in 2007 and assumed (like most) that this stopped abortions late in a woman’s pregnancy.

Hey Pro-Lifers: To Change Hearts and Minds on Abortion Quit Preaching to the Choir

by Brad Mattes

Let’s be honest. To truly be successful advocates for life, we can’t just spend our time “preaching to the choir.”

We must step outside our comfort zone to reach those who are on the other side. This is no easy task when you’re faced with individuals who hurl obscenities, act combative or are willfully defiant. But if we’re to change hearts and minds, we must first try to understand the motives of those who are for abortion.

Not all pro-abortion advocates are the same, but I believe there are five general traits that exist among this group. They are:

Planned Parenthood Tweets Article Supporting Using Women for Sex


The Planned Parenthood abortion business supports the so-called “BroChoice” campaign and its notion that supporting abortion is a good thing for men to do because it allows them to get out of the responsibility of becoming a parent by pressuring their partner to have an abortion.

The campaign essentially says it’s alright to use women for sex because they can always get an abortion if they get knocked up.

Carrying the Weight of Regret

By Brooke Bowen, A Post Abortive Mother

Often times as I begin to grow older and reflect back on my life, I realize that the sins I have committed myself have cause much more damage to my soul than the sins others have committed against me. I sit daily and reflect on how a split-second decision changed my life forever. I cry and weep and wish with every fiber of my being that I could go back in time and change some of the things that I’ve done in my life. I try my damnedest to go back and right all of the wrongs I’ve ever committed in my life, but there’s one wrong that I can never make right and that kills me inside.

How is abortion pro-family or pro-child?

by Cassy Fiano

It would be interesting to find out if abortion advocates actually believe the drivel they spew, or if they’re just spouting off one-liners in an attempt to make themselves look less ghoulish. This question comes to mind when reading a new article posted at RH Reality Check written by Sarah Erdreich.

According to Erdreich,abortion is a wonderful thing that is good for not only women, but for children and families as well. This kind of argument clearly requires some impressive mental gymnastics.

Late Term Abortion & Fetal Pain

A recent national poll by The Polling Company found that, after being informed that there is scientific evidence that unborn children are capable of feeling pain at least by 20 weeks, 64% would support a law banning abortion after 20 weeks, unless the mother’s life was in danger.   Only 30% said they would oppose such a law. Polling from Texas also shows support for the legislation.

The bill relies on the science of fetal pain to establish a Constitutional reason for Congress to ban abortions late in pregnancy.

The Moral and Intellectual Bankruptcy of the Pro-Abortion Movement

by Michael Brown

In the wake of a rising tide of pro-life sentiments and sensibilities in America, the utter bankruptcy of the pro-abortion position is being revealed, especially in its more militant forms.

The pro-abortion side is now faced with:

• The beautiful reality of 3D and 4D ultrasounds, making clear that the fetus in the womb is really a carefully formed, developing baby. It is now impossible to deny that the little one seen with such clarity on the screen is a human life that is about to be snuffed out.

We Know They Are Killing Children—All of Us Know

by John Piper

One biblical principle of justice is that the more knowledge we have that our action is wrong, the more guilty we are, and the more deserving of punishment (Luke 12:47–48). The point of this blog post is that we know what we are doing — all America knows. We are killing children. Pro-choice and Pro-life people both know this.

But before I show that, let’s clarify what the Supreme Court did forty years ago today. In Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court in effect made abortion on demand untouchable by law. The way this was done was with two steps.

Routine Infanticide: Lila Rose and Live Action Expose the Abortion Industry’s Darkest Secret


By Doug Bean

Kermit Gosnell isn’t an isolated case. The latest undercover investigation by Lila Rose’s pro-life group, Live Action, makes that perfectly and painfully clear.

According to his employees’ testimony, this Philadelphia abortionist delivered hundreds of late-term babies and then killed them by snipping their spinal cords. But months before Gosnell’s trial ended in May with his conviction on three counts of first-degree murder in the brutal deaths of newborn children outside the womb, involuntary manslaughter of a patient, violation of Pennsylvania’s 24-week abortion limit, and hundreds of other crimes, Live Action sent investigators into late-term abortion facilities. This was the organization’s eighth undercover investigation of the abortion industry.

40 The Film


40 is a documentary film that takes on the heated issue of abortion in our nation that refuses to go away. To coincide with the recent 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pro-Life Champions, Spirit Juice Studios and Movie to Movement are working on this film which is scheduled to be released in late summer of 2013. 40which began production at the 2012 March for Life in Washington D.C., presents the issue of abortion as the most important human rights issue of our time.

It’s okay to be pro-life without exception!

by Rebecca Downs

While I have only recently been able to admit, and proudly, that I am pro-life without exception, I think in my heart I have always felt this way. The pro-life position was an automatic position to me and so when I first had a conversation about abortion when I was 12 with my grandfather, also pro-life, and then a debate with friends who did not feel the same way, I really spoke from the heart. What about the hard-cases though? While I didn’t think abortion was acceptable even in cases of rape or incest, I felt somewhat uncomfortable arguing about it. But then I noticed that others were brave enough to argue that even though a child may be conceived out of a horrific situation such as rape or incest, that child is no less deserving of the right to life.

‘Pro-choice’ political science professor: ‘I think we are going to see Roe overturned’


An academic observer believes the U.S. Supreme Court will seriously revise, or even repeal, Roe v. Wade within the next two years because the American people do not believe viability is the only criterion that should limit when a woman can procure an abortion.

American University political science professor Karen O’Connor, who supports abortion-on-demand,told ABC News, “I think we are going to see Roe overturned.”

“I’m thinking 2015,” she added.

O’Connor said the number of cases “pending in the circuit court” makes it more likely the justices will take up a challenge to Roe. “I would say the year after next is going to be a blockbuster year for the court,” she said.