Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Creative Minority Report: "Why Pro-Lifers Will Win"

Matthew Archbold, writing at Creative Minority Report, lists "a few reasons pro-lifers will win...eventually":
1) Pro-aborts can't call themselves what they are. They call themselves pro-choice. It's a not-so-subtle nomenclature shift meant to appeal to freedom-loving Americans. But in the end, I believe, if your rallying cry is a lie your supporters are going to figure it out after a while. They're not pro-choice. They're pro-abortion. But they can't admit to that. If you have to lie about what you're for, you're going to lose...eventually.

2) Improvements in science continues to enhance our knowledge of what's going on in the womb, putting pro-aborts on the side of being "anti-science." When Roe first became the law of the land pro-aborts argued that the baby wasn't a baby at all but just a clump of cells. Most people know that's not true anymore. People have seen 3-D Ultrasounds. People have seen the photo of the baby reaching out during an in-utero surgery. The numbers of the ignorant are dwindling and that aids our cause.




At 7/30/2008 8:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are so likely to win that we couldn't managed to get Obama and McCain to lead the crusade toward saving the unborn.

At 7/30/2008 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try that again...

We are so likely to win that we managed to get Obama and McCain to lead the crusade twoard saving the unborn!

At 7/30/2008 9:07 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

"... eventually."


At 7/30/2008 11:07 AM, Anonymous Bender said...

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Disasterously wrong.

Pro-lifers are NOT going to win. Present-day pro-choicers are going to win -- but they will win it for the pro-life side.

To get into this whole idea and talk of pro-lifers defeating pro-choicers/pro-aborts is a guaranteed losing strategy. Such talk implicitly adopts a static, set-in-concrete, us-against-them worldview.

The problem is that there are more of them than there are of us - even with us having babies. There are more of them, and they have more power and resources. As such, pro-lifers will never defeat the pro-choicers/pro-aborts.

The only way to win is, not to defeat them, but to convert them -- and there is a BIG difference between the two. The war will be won for the pro-life side only by present-day pro-choicers being converted over to our side, i.e. by becoming pro-life. The war will be won for the pro-life side only when present-day pro-choicers demand an end to abortion, etc. It is only when THEY demand it, not when we demand it, but only when present-day pro-choicers demand an end, will abortion, etc. stop.

And one day they will. But not when we continue to think of their views as forever set in stone (even the views of someone like Obama). But not when the strategy is not to convert them, but to beat them down and defeat them. That only strengthens their resolve and ensures our own defeat.

At 7/30/2008 11:17 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...


You are quite correct. But I don't think your assessment is inconsistent with what Matthew has written.

3 of the 4 reasons Matthew provides are basically ones that note the "pro-choice" position is becoming less and less persuasive. Which, in turn, will cause many current "pro-choicers" to reassess their views and, please God, convert on the issue.


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