Understanding the Pro-Abortion Mindset

As we engage in the building within Colorado of a culture of life in a post-Roe America, we will be well served to have some understanding of the mindset of those people who are opposed to life.

Testimony from those representing the pro-abortion group “We Testify” provides helpful, though disturbing, clues to the pro-abortion mindset.

Sarah Lopez, a so-called “abortion storyteller” from this group, recently testified to Congress that: “My abortion was the best decision I ever made. It was an act of self-love.”

She doesn’t seem to comprehend the implications of her statement, but others have commented on such implications, concluding it is selfish and wondering how her logic might be applied in other situations.

Renee Bracey Sherman, the executive director of the group, has testified that “I owe my life to an abortion” in which her mother chose her but aborted an older sibling.

In attempting to communicate that abortion protects children from suffering, Sherman notes: “Once these children are born, immigrant children are caged apart from their families…Trans children are turned into political fodder, young students are murdered in their schools, and black and brown parents live in anxiety about the day their children encounter the police. These issues are not separate from abortion. They are the realities we consider when weighing whether we want to bring another life into this country.”

In other words, she is making the case that killing children somehow protects them!

In order to have any chance at communication with pro-abortion people entertaining these mindsets, we will have to assume that they actually believe what they say they believe, no matter how insane it seems to us, and then try to get them to explain themselves to us with the hope that they, through their own words, would come to understand the truth of the situation. One would like to think that we could just point out the fallacies in their logic, but experience has demonstrated that this direct approach rarely works, and usually makes the discussion worse if not cutting it off altogether.

It will be difficult work for sure, requiring much patience, but I think such techniques will be indispensable if we are to turn the tide of the culture of death in Colorado.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.