By Micaiah Bilger, Education Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
Last week, I watched two new videos about people responding to the topic of abortion.
Though unrelated, both videos had similar content and were released about the same time. One video interviewed women, the other children (in an age-appropriate manner).
In "One Word: Abortion," women were asked to give one-word responses to the term. Their reactions and viewpoints varied from "horrible" to "choice." See video below.
In "Children Asked about Abortion," the children answered questions about how to take care of babies and if it is ok to hurt or kill a baby in its mother's womb. See the video below.
After watching both videos, I noticed how predictable the responses were based on one word -- baby. When the responders mentioned a baby, they consistently rejected abortion. When they spoke of "choice" or "a right," the baby never was mentioned.
And, in a way, they are right. If there's no baby, abortion is simply a medical procedure, a choice. But if there is a baby (and we know there is), abortion is, as one responder put it: "Wrong. I guess I've always just been pro-life. I feel like when people think of pro-choice they just think of the mom and the person, people don't think about the life that's inside of you, or the person that doesn't have a voice."
Too often our society chooses to forget that abortion involves a baby's life as well as a woman's.
Now more than ever, we need to be the voice for the voiceless. We need to remind our society that we can and we must love them both.