From the Houston Chronk:
For decades, abortion opponents have lobbied for legislation, protested outside of Capitol buildings and marched in mass through the streets of Washington D.C., but the faces of today’s movement say it’s time to focus on people, not politics.
“For so long it was about Roe v. Wade and ‘we have to change the legislation,’ ” said Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who became an anti-abortion activist more than a year ago. “Now people are seeing that we should switch the dynamic and maybe we should look at these women and the workers, and help them.”
Texas Christian groups, such as the Coalition for Life and 40 Days for Life, which Johnson is involved with, emphasize connecting with women considering abortion and reaching out to them with compassion.
Ministries and crisis pregnancy centers present the issue in first-person ways, like the Source for Women of Houston, which brought in Tim Tebow to speak at a fund raiser in April, and Austin-based Heroic Media, which sponsored a talk by Sarah Palin at Houston’s First Baptist in October.
“People have a deep religious conviction about this issue, but not all religions and not all Christians follow the dogma of the Catholic Church,” said Blake Rocap, of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. “The moral high ground isn’t prescribing to a woman what she should do with her body, but letting her make that choice for herself.”
What? Women are people?
Keep talking like that and you won’t get your invitation to Joe the Rat’s next altar-boy-banging shindig.
Tom Lothamer, executive director of Baptists for Life, said he’d like to see churches – especially Baptists and evangelicals – provide basic needs and offer spiritual counseling to pregnant women.
Read: More womb control.
Meanwhile, in the comments section of that piece, the ghost of Bill Hicks appeared:
I say pro-lifers should have to provide the funds for raising the unwanted children.