Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Changing Your Mind about Abortion

Sometimes the bravest thing to do is change your mind.

For those pro-choice women considering changing their minds about abortion in light of the new video documentation, please read the following article, written by a PhD and former pro-abortion advocate.

I Thought Planned Parenthood Supported Family Values

Over our summer road trip the kids and I listened to The Screwtape Letters by Oxford professor C.S. Lewis. I was reminded of that shrewd tempter Screwtape's gleeful reporting that, while in former days men and women would change the course of their lives based on one solid, consistent line of reasoning about an issue....in modern days that kind of noble behavior -- the behavior of following truth even when it means change -- need not concern tempters.

(And if you balk about facing religious people, know that no honest Christian can look down in pride on those who have found they are wrong. All Christians have altered the course of their life based on a change of heart and mind.)

Sometimes a change of mind and heart is an integral part of your own story, your own personal narrative of who you are -- You-Now grows out of You-Then. Sometimes "Then" is "just yesterday" or even "just this morning."

"Just yesterday, I believed...But today I realize..."

Will you change your mind?

“The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern."

[From the Preface] ― C.S. LewisThe Screwtape Letters

1 comment:

Scott Redd said...

Thank you, Anne, for this post. I remember that quote from Lewis, reminding that dark acts are often down in well-lit places, that evil is done over arugula, and butchery between glasses of beaujolais. The visual impact of the videos make it hard for the polite society to turn away and stifle the memory by labeling it a medical procedure.