“We are kidding ourselves if we don’t acknowledge that it does stop a beating heart—however defective, weak or unwanted that heart is. And that’s because the heartbeats I heard that day in the doctor’s office were so rhythmic and insistent, already so full of life.” Ronnie Koenig
This quote comes from a prolife point of view but not so very long ago, Ronnie Koenig believed in abortion wholeheartedly. It was only a chance remark that changed her mind and made her realise that the beating heart we hear on the ultra sound taken in the early stages of pregnancy, mean that there is life behind the beating heart. This seems quite obvious to those of us who have always believed this but, for those that don’t believe we are dealing with a human life in the womb, it can be a long hard road to this realisation.
How can we step outside our comfort zone and reach out to those who disagree with our views, especially when aggression can be mixed in with exchanges? It’s not easy or simple but we need to keep talking about the wider issues instead of letting those who believe in abortion keep the topic narrow. Persevere and keep calm and clear. Giving up is not an option.
When a person’s eyes are opened to the full reality of what abortion means, viewpoints can and will change.
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were
making his appeal through us.” 2 Corinthians 5:20