Have you seen the movie "Unplanned?"
I would challenge any pro-choice person to watch that movie. Most will dismiss it as fanatical propaganda (which it is not
, but it was certainly portrayed that way by the media and pro-abortion groups) and use that as an excuse to not watch it. But if you are 100% confident in your position, watching this movie shouldn't shake your conviction...
... or might
it? Maybe that is the fear of those in favor of abortion - they may be afraid that if they saw something that made them rethink their position, they might be talked into changing their mind.
As a pro-life advocate, I am 100% willing to watch any pro-abortion movie, story, documentary, whatever. Even though they are the extreme low percentage of abortion circumstances, I welcome
the chance to see the true stories of those who got an abortion after rape or incest pregnancies or high health risk pregnancies. I know that it is a difficult choice and I feel for those who live the awful reality of having to face that choice. I am also 100% confident that seeing such a story would not change my position on the abortion issue. But I am willing to listen
to the story and the aftermath.
I could be (and hope I am) wrong, but I believe that the reverse position is not true. Very few pro-abortion activists would be willing to watch Abby Johnson's story or Norma McCorvey's story. It really is a shame.
Unrelated, but similar -- in my younger days I was very much in favor of the death penalty when I heard about horrific acts that some evil people committed. Until I met Sr. Helen Prejean and heard her talk. And then I watched the movie Dead Man Walking
with Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. Like Unplanned
it portrayed the true story of a real person (Sr. Helen) and her personal experience with a controversial topic.
She allowed me to see the truth that all
people are precious - even the evil ones. All human life is precious from the point of conception to the point of natural death. We are not God. We do not have the right to take any life (self defense excepted).
They are difficult topics, no doubt. There will always be debate. But we don't have to hate each other for having alternate viewpoints. I think that sometimes is even more challenging than the underlying issues.