By Rebekah O’Brien
Editor’s note. This appeared Tuesday at lifesitenews.com.
I had only been working for LifeSiteNews for a few weeks when a friend of mine came for a visit. She’s one of my best friends, and she’s an extraordinary person, full of love and compassion. She is also pro-abortion.
As the social media coordinator, I have the responsibility of finding stories on LifeSiteNews.com and posting them to Facebook and Twitter.
I spend a lot of time reading articles. While my friend was visiting, I was reading an article that contained the illustration displayed here, of a D&E abortion of a 23 week old baby.
My friend looked over my shoulder and gasped.
“What are you LOOKING at?” she asked, horrified.
“That’s an abortion,” I answered plainly.
“But, that’s a baby!” she exclaimed. “That doesn’t happen!”
“That’s a 23 week abortion. That happens quite frequently, actually.”
I tried to remain calm.
She’s not stupid. Really, honestly, she isn’t. She’s actually incredibly intelligent, educated. She has a degree.
I truly believe that my friend has been deceived.
How else could an intelligent, loving individual be completely “pro-choice”?
People are told what they want to hear, that it’s “just a blob of tissue,” or they’re told, “abortion is OK in certain circumstances,” and most importantly, they’re told “abortion is a woman’s right.” But when they are presented with the reality that what they thought was a blob of tissue was actually a baby, a human being, a lot of them change their minds. Yes, a lot.
She just stared at the illustration with pain in her eyes.
“I don’t know if I’m OK with that.” She said with finality.
The reason I am telling you this story is not simply to share the pro-life message.
I am telling you this to explain to you the importance of supporting pro-life organizations and sharing the truth.
It’s one thing to read a story and have your pro-life beliefs affirmed, but it’s another thing entirely to take that information and spread it as far and wide as you possibly can.
And we have seen time and time again that the truth is what changes hearts and mind. …