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Meet pro-abortion violence and vandalism with prayer and hope

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Some abortion supporters have recently demonstrated their true colours by resorting to violence and vandalism. Their efforts to impede the life-affirming mission of pregnancy help centres and medical clinics, which consistently and selflessly serve and offer free assistance to women in unexpected pregnancies, demonstrate the extent to which they are willing to promote what they consider to be a woman’s “choice.”

I was deeply saddened to learn that a local pregnancy centre, which has been serving women for 37 years, was recently vandalised by pro-abortion activists. The violence perpetrated by these individuals serves to illustrate their profound indifference to the fundamental right of women to choose. Their actions demonstrate a clear opposition to women’s autonomy and the right to make decisions about their own bodies and lives. Pro-abortion demonstrators in a nearby city even defaced some of the signs that pro-life counter-demonstrators had brought to an abortion rally.

The recent news of the violent attacks on pregnancy centres across the country, perpetrated by abortion supporters, has prompted a visceral reaction in me, given that I have also witnessed similar incidents occurring in a local pregnancy centre. This incident evoked a personal response.

Those in the federal government with responsibility for accountability in this area appear to be indifferent to the incidents of violence and threats against life-affirming pregnancy centres, which have increased significantly since the egregious leak of the Supreme Court Dobbs case draft majority opinion, which signalled a possible overturn of Roe v. Wade. The refusal to denounce this kind of violence is an example of the violent abortion ideology and thinking that is present in the wider context. It is disheartening to observe the extent to which they appear to be unaware of this. Rather, they endorse and facilitate the violence through their passivity.

The termination of pregnancy is a form of violence against the unborn child, as it results in the termination of the life of an innocent, helpless human being. Those who advocate for abortion are now openly and illegally engaging in violence outside the womb by viciously attacking and vandalizing the centers of grace that provide free pregnancy help and resources to women in need.

In a recent conversation with a woman who had contacted the Abortion Pill Rescue hotline in an attempt to reverse her chemical abortion, the woman revealed how she experienced a profound sense of disconnection after taking the abortion pill. She expressed her hope that it was not too late to save her unborn child.

The term “disconnect” is an apt description of the discrepancy between the reality of the effects of abortion on women and their children and the representations put forth by abortion supporters.

A client who had undergone an abortion pill reversal recently informed me that she considered the initial abortion pill to be a significant error in judgement. Her voice conveyed a strong desire to preserve the life of her unborn child.

This is a point that abortion activists either fail to comprehend, attempt to downplay, or refuse to acknowledge: a significant number of women who have undergone abortions express deep regret and feel little sense of empowerment as a result of their decision. Rather, these women are plagued by a sense of profound distress about the decision they made, a decision that abortion proponents frequently portray as a form of empowerment.

Those who advocate for abortion rights demonstrate a profound lack of understanding of the complexities of the issue when they fail to acknowledge the reality that some of the very women they claim to “help” are, in fact, not assisted by abortion.

Those of us engaged in the field of pregnancy assistance are aware of the veracity of the information we disseminate. Furthermore, it is imperative that we continue to challenge the falsehoods with the factual evidence that abortion causes significant distress and regret, which can persist throughout a woman’s lifetime.

A friend of mine recently made a remark that those who continue to support the termination of unborn lives are engaging in self-judgment. This is indeed the case. However, the veracity of this assertion also prompted me to consider that those who advocate for and campaign in favour of abortion may benefit from our prayers.

It is challenging to pray for those who have harmed us, yet it is an essential act of spiritual practice. It is our duty to do so. As we have been shown grace and mercy by God, we must extend the same to others.

It is imperative that we engage in prayer for those who actively participate in, lobby for, or defend the violent act of abortion, the ending of innocent human life in the womb. “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).

It is imperative that we engage in prayer for all those who have perpetrated acts of violence against pregnancy resource centres, which serve as beacons of light and hope to women in their communities facing unplanned pregnancies. These acts include firebombing, smashing windows and doors, spraying graffiti paint, and other forms of damage. “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21).

It is imperative that we pray for the eyes of abortion supporters to be opened and their hearts to be convicted of the truth, so that they will repent of affirming this evil and be saved. “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked; rather, I desire that they repent and live” (Ezekiel 33:11).

The vandalism of my local pregnancy centre was a deeply disheartening and distressing experience. However, it served to reinforce my resolve to advocate for the rights of the unborn and to support their mothers in making life-affirming choices for their pregnancies.

In recent times, I have perceived a passage from Scripture about love in a novel perspective. It is my intention to leave this as encouragement to all of us who dedicate our lives to helping others choose life. In this regard, I would like to cite the following passage from Scripture: “Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” It is evident that love is a protective force, a trust-based entity, an optimistic outlook, and a persevering quality. These characteristics are exemplified in 1 Corinthians 13:6-7.

Regardless of the circumstances that may arise, may we, as members of the pregnancy help movement, continue to strive to safeguard mothers and their children from abortion and to love them in the manner exemplified by Jesus Christ.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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