To understand the "crisis" that is perceived when a woman/couple become pregnant unexpectedly, it is important to mine the situations, circumstances and emotions that swirl around the panicked moments that feed into a decision to abort. The goal for those of us in the Pro-life movement is to aspire to a future time of making abortion "unthinkable." But to do that, we have to examine the perceived 'truth' of the person in crisis and meet those perceptions with love, compassion, truth and most importantly HOPE!
The vast majority of women do NOT want to abort their children. But for many of us, we could not see a future with that child; and that is the difficult reality that we need to face. Because until we face peoples' perceived "truths," we will not be able to speak to each other from a place of mutual understanding.
We at Arise Daughter do not run from the difficult conversations. We have learned to listen in love and pray into the "hard." And so, we invite you, our grace-filled readers, to listen to our stories of a time in our history when, "abortion was thinkable."
First in our series is an offering from our Artist in Residence, Ms. Roxanne Fields in the forms of painted art, a poem and her video testimony. Speak back to Roxanne in the comments as you are moved to.