I’ve been getting more letters like this one lately:
I found a place where I fit! I didn’t know anything about you until I read an article in a Vancouver paper. I was thrilled to find out that there is a group of people out there who are trying to make their voice known in the abortion debate. Like many women, I too was indoctrinated by ProChoice/Women’s Rights during highschool. I am hopeful that your movement can and will touch the lives of women out there who think that being pro-choice means that you must be religious or anti-feminist. Such a dated point of view.
Thank you to our readers, both new and old. The more of us there are saying that abortion is not a right–the more it will take hold in the mind’s of undecided women.
Advocating for abortion does not make you an advocate for women. Since I believe this is the last leg that abortion rests on–this idea that by offering abortion we are doing women a big favour–when that falls, so will the abortion-friendly status quo.
I am reminded of the advice of a communications guru on getting unpopular messages across: first be able to prove your point (know your stuff), then say it in the face of challenge, say it in the face of outrage, say it in the face of ridicule. Then say it again. Then find another way to say it.
Which many of you are already doing… so well done and keep up the good work. And thank you for your letters.by