Source: Life Site News
Author: Tina Whittington
The photos plastered everywhere in the media from the Hobby Lobby case over the summer were of young women celebrating the decision. It was quite the coup for the pro-life movement, who for decades have been portrayed as groups of older men and women, usually white, and never compassionate. Pro-choicers have shown pro-lifers yelling at women going into abortion clinics, taking pictures of the cars of patients, and engaging in all kinds of other cringe-inducing behavior.
So it’s really no wonder that pro-choicers don’t want to engage in discussions with pro-lifers and automatically write them off. But what if the pro-life movement got a makeover? What if they really were portrayed as compassionate – caring about both the woman and her unborn child?
Students for Life of America is seeking to change this stereotype. For the past several weeks they have been touring college campuses all across the country with a display called the We Care Tour. It seeks to bring awareness to sexual assault that happens all the time on college campuses and let victims know that there is help and where to get it. And because sexual assault does happen so often, pregnancies inevitably result. Therefore, the tour also addresses how to talk about abortion in cases of rape in a compassionate and non-Todd Akin kind of way.
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