Answers to Pro-Choice Talking Points & Arguments

Answers to Pro-Choice Talking Points & Arguments

Pro-choice talking points and arguments are extensive, using many “what if’s”, careful semantics, and repetition to promote the acceptance of abortion. Even if we are not convinced to accept abortion, they will settle for our apathy. The pro-life message is simple. The unborn child is a human being, a human person, whose life should be protected. Pro-lifers can be prepared to see through the talking points and answer the arguments with gentleness and respect. Our job is to win hearts for life. We are all familiar with a talking point, especially in this highly political season. It is a succinct statement designed to support persuasively one side taken on an issue. The goal is to achieve a sympathetic response. The typical purpose is to propagandize by using the technique of argumentum ad nauseum (continual repetition until accepted as fact). Last month, in Be Informed, we looked at Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) – its size, organization, and goals. It’s new 25 year plan, Vision 2025, includes 10 goals, one of which refers to abortion (code name reproductive freedom). It states, “Planned Parenthood will secure passage of laws and policies, including state and federal constitutional amendments that guarantee reproductive freedom for all.” We know that Planned Parenthood is increasing abortion in facilities, already the largest abortion provider in the U.S. This legal and political goal requires support from judges, politicians, and the public. Talking points are used by its advocates to convince people by argumentum ad nauseum that their worldview is true and their methods are admirable. They are contending with the pro-life community for the hearts and minds...