I'm currently reading 'Making Abortion Rare: A Healing Strategy for a Divided Nation', by David C. Reardon. I haven't finished it yet, so I can't write a full review about the book right now, but I already feel it's worth reading. Now, I'm not saying I agree with every word written there, so keep that in mind. But I do feel this book provides some important strategies that can be used by someone who is pro-life and wants to take action.
The author believes that by better understanding of post-abortion issues and the horrible impact abortion has on women, we will be able to prove abortion is unsafe and does women more harm than good, even in the common 'it's for everyone's best' and 'you have no choice' situations. We can also emphasize it's us, the pro-life folk, who are really concerned about women. It's us, not the 'pro-choice' crown, who are compassionate and care about women's best interests.
As a child who was originally 'unplanned' and 'unwanted', but grew up to be a very much loved, happy and productive adult, I can tell you that I'm against abortions with every cell of my being. And I believe campaigning and making women feel guilty is not enough. I think that without unconditional love for every woman and unborn child, and without making sure everyone knows we are acting to help women, not 'ruin their lives because of guilt over abortions', we won't get very far.
The pro-choice movement claims to be 'pro-woman', but it's a huge, downright lie. Abortionists offer a quick 'solution' – and ruin women's lives. It's the pro-life movement that is pro-woman, but sometimes we're just not very good at showing it.
"Nothing we can say on behalf of the unborn will sway them from this position. Their concern is focused totally on the woman. Therefore, the only way to reach them is for us, too, to focus on the woman… at that point the middle majority will begin to ask themselves: "If abortion is causing women so much suffering, what are we doing this for?!" It is then that their moral ambivalence about abortion will swing the scales against the abortion industry. It is then that we will be able to protect both women and their unborn children."
If you want to read this book, you can receive it for free if you go to www.afterabortion.org and click on the 'Free Book' link on the sidebar.