Dustin Siggins recently posted something titled "Time To Change Pro-Life Tactics?" where he lists things that he would change in the approach that pro-lifers take in America. He says that it is all about "converting a culture that is largely indifferent regarding abortion". Here are a few excerpts from his article with a few of my comments:
- Stop using Biblical arguments to debate abortion.
It is wonderful to be motivated by faith and words from the bible but it is not always profitable to quote scripture to people who do not embrace our values.
- Do a better job of educating people about responsible sexual activity prior to becoming pregnant and having an abortion.
Not sure that people really need more information - even teens understand.
I might suggest that the abundance of abortion facilities that are used for after-the-fact birth control contributes to irresponsible behaviors.
- Indiscriminately throwing up images of dead babies and similar tactics as employed by Randall Terry will cause most people to simply turn and look in the other direction.
Sadly religious hate speech and outrageous imagery seems to have an audience and folks often gravitate to the incendiary words of religious leaders.
- Stop making abortion about women vs. children. Both are victims when it comes to abortion.
Often, in the case of incest and rape, women are victims. Yet, more often than not, abortions are done for the convenience of the mother with little regard for the baby.