I was pro-choice as a teenager without a clue as to what went on in the womb. Had someone at my high school shared with me the facts about fetal development, I would have likely become pro-life then and there.
Some will argue, even when faced with the realities of biology and fetal development, that the killing and dismemberment of fetal children is still somehow necessary. But I hope that most, when faced with the facts, would pause and re-evaluate the pro-choice position.
Like this woman did:
My first tipoff that something was wrong in the pro-choice movement was when I realized that there was a great fear of information…
I found some images and descriptions of fetal development, and was amazed by how much I hadn’t known. For all the time I’d spent talking about abortion rights, I’d never bothered to learn the details about what, exactly, happens within a woman’s womb when she’s pregnant, and no one had encouraged me to do so. I had never heard that fetuses have arms and legs and tastebuds at eight weeks gestation, or that they began practicing breathing at 11 weeks. I paused and thought about that for a long time. It didn’t make me question my pro-choice stance, but for the first time I could understand how someone could be uncomfortable with abortion.
The biggest thing I noticed, however, was that pro-life sites had this information in abundance. The pro-lifers encouraged women to educate themselves about the details of pregnancy, suggested that they view ultrasounds to know what was happening within their bodies, and offered resources to educate women about all aspects of the female reproductive system.
On the pro-choice side, it was a totally different story.
Read the rest here.
h/t Big Blue Waveby