- “Who are we to control what a woman does to her body!”
- “If a couple can’t take care of the child they have, why have another?”
- “If you aren’t able to financially care for a child, why have one and provide a less than desirable life later?”
- “It’s not a real life yet!”
- “They weren’t ready for a child yet! They want to enjoy their life first”
- “He left her. She can’t take care of the baby on her own, all alone!”
- Make the
issue personal and start by doing your research. How many abortions have
taken place in your/their own community? How many abortion clinics are in
your surrounding areas? Contact your local pro-life group chapter, visit a national website or start googling to find out the break down of numbers.
- Make things visual. If
your child is still under your roof or you still have sway with them, have
them watch a movie that demonstrates the beginning of life, facts on the
stages for when a baby develops (Try googling Students for Life or Right
to Life, or a TED talk shared to the right here).
- Use Numbers. How many
babies have been aborted since your child was born? Spell it out for them:
if x amount of children were not aborted, which of them would have been
their friends? Their neighbors? How would their presence have helped the
economy by being tax payers or consumers of certain items? What families
would they have?
- Share the facts. When they
tout the idea that abortion is valid, necessary and justified, share
simple casual facts: “Did you know that the majority of women who have had
abortions have emotional and physical problems later? Did you know that
siblings of aborted children suffer? Did you know that a certain
percentage of dads whose children have been aborted … “ and so on. Find
facts via Right to Life or Students for Life websites.
- Offer alternatives. Share
stories of parents who want to adopt as they have not been able to
conceive their own children. Do they know of the Pregnancy Resource center
in their area that has supplies read to help moms in need? Oftentimes
churches might be willing to be a support. Share facts of children and how
they benefit from two parent homes vs one parent homes, if a mom is
considering raising her baby alone.