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Be There For Abortion-Minded Women

Abortion is totally unacceptable, and your instinct might be to talk about everything wrong with it, but that’s often not the best approach. Instead, focus on the person standing in front of you and the challenges she’s facing. She’s probably afraid. Listen to her and try to understand her concerns first. Then prove to her through your kindness that you’re ready to support her through pregnancy. Be familiar with local life-affirming resources so you’re ready to thoroughly help her.

Although we don’t support abortion, we must support both pregnant women and post-abortive women. One way to support a pregnant woman is to persuade her to reject abortion. Tragically, though, sometimes our efforts fail. If she does get an abortion, we want her to feel safe talking to us again about abortion and her experience. Don’t turn your back on friends who have had abortions. Love them. Help them recognize the true nature of abortion. Help them heal.

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Person 1: I’m pregnant and I’m scared. Person 2 (our hero): It’s okay to feel scared, but everything will be okay. We’ll figure this out together. I’ll be here for you through everything. There’s no hurry, so let’s take this one step at a time.Person 1 (our hero): I hope you never have an unplanned pregnancy, but in case you do or one of your friends does, please know that I’ll be here with love and support. I’m ready to help you through a pregnancy. Person 2: [says nothing]Person 1: I don’t regret my abortion. Person 2 (our hero): I’m glad you’re okay. If you’re willing to share, I’d be interested to hear what led you to seek an abortion.Person 1: Pro-lifers’ real goal is to control women’s sex lives. Person 2 (our hero): I’m sorry you’ve had bad experiences with pro-lifers. I want to help pregnant moms and their kids no matter how the pregnancies started.
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