Pro-life Messaging

Do you meet resistance when you talk about your pro-life beliefs? Do you find it hard to understand why anyone would be in favor of abortion? The truth about abortion seems so obvious, and yet, so many of our family and friends don’t agree with us.

The fact is since the passing of Roe vs. Wade, our American culture has changed considerably, and we must be willing to reframe the debate in order to reach people.

On today’s EquipCast we discuss:

  • The post-abortive culture we find ourselves in
  • How to reach people within this context
  • How to reframe the debate
  • How to build bridges on this very sensitive topic

Statistics Cited

  • In the US, 1 in 4 women age 45 will have had an abortion. – Guttmacher.org
  • Nearly 4 in 10 women who have had an abortion were churchgoers when they ended a pregnancy – Carenet.org
  • 24% of women who get abortions are Catholic – Guttmacher.org
  • From 30 to over 60 percent of women seeking abortions in the United States do so under pressure – LozierInstitute.org 

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Hosts

Jim Jansen – Director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha

Fr. Jeff Lorig – Pastor at St. Joan of Arc and St. Thomas More

Guest

Whitney Bradley – Coach and Communications Specialist (Formerly: Coordinator of the Respect Life Apostolate)

 

2 Responses to “Pro-life Messaging”

It seems very sad and dishonest to talk about abortion and not talk about woman and man when you are speaking on such a precious gift of life designed and made by God as a union of three lives in union with God. Man was created with the gift of participating in the beginning of a new life. Did he begin the abortion before conception by his actions? It seems like more needs to be taught and expected on true loving actions and fake actions be emphasized. It also seems like there is an identity crisis on who we are. It needs to be emphasized that I am a boy/man or I am a girl/woman with each having gifts from God.

This podcast was so right on. Thank you. It was recommended by a fellow sidewalk advocate although I am not Catholic:) The verse from Ephesians 6: 12 that says “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but…against the powers of this dark world”,…has been such a help to me in talking with the clients and abortion staff. What we say and how is so important. The initial goal is to befriend all. Thank you for your insights. On behalf of the unborn and in the name of Jesus, JoLynn

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