The following article originally appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the MCFL News magazine, a perk of membership mailed out quarterly to all members.
Many people are concerned to find their children defending the pro-abortion position because of the situation of the mothers. Of course we are concerned about helping the mothers – after all, there are many more pregnancy resource centers in the state and country than there are abortion facilities.
How to explain this support for abortion? Hard as it is to believe, many people honestly do not realize that we are dealing with a baby human being when we discuss abortion. Consider the education young people are receiving. The schools rarely teach pre-natal development. The media certainly dehumanizes the unborn baby. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has changed its literature for pregnant mothers, now using only “fetus”.
After hearing an MCFL presentation on pre-natal development, the students and many adults say the information is brand new to them and has completely changed their minds. There are many curricula, being used mostly in religious settings, which talk about the sanctity of life. They do not first explain what this life is. If the children do not know there is a baby, exhortations to protect it have no meaning for them.
This is the why the MCFL Speakers’ Bureau, led by Linda Thayer, has been so successful and has contributed greatly to the decline in abortions in the state. Our speakers present the biological facts of prenatal development. They show the beautiful, actual pictures of unborn babies. The students leaving these presentations draw their own conclusions, which become a part of them, that these little ones must be protected. If the MCFL speakers could speak to every student in the state, that would be the beginning of the end of abortion. For more information on hosting a speaker, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.