"DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS;
ONLY LIGHT CAN DO THAT.
HATE CANNOT DRIVE OUT HATE;
ONLY LOVE CAN DO THAT."
- DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Post-abortive women have a 30% higher risk of generalized Anxiety Disorder
Over 64% of post-abortive women claim to have been coerced by someone to get an abortion
79% of post-abortive women report that they were not informed of available alternatives
How should ministers speak about abortion? Many non-church-goers feel ministers speaking about abortion is a hateful and judgmental action. They would assume the minister would be shaming those who have had abortions and telling them that they are going to Hell. They see radical extremists yelling at women outside abortion clinics that they are going to hell and that they are awful people for going throgh with the abortion. That is what many non-church-goers think pro-life ministers do.They are wrong!
There are, undoubtedly, some ministers who do act that way and say those things, but they are not following Christ's teachings. Christ found a way to address any sin and any issue in a loving forgiving way. Ministers can address the issue through a loving Biblical view, sharing the truth about abortion, but also affirming Christ’s forgiveness for all sin.
The fact is, the majority of women who get abortions are victims themselves. They are lied to by the abortion providers about their babies. They are told there will be no lasting side effects. There are hundreds of thousands of stories of post-abortive women who have admitted that they were lied to about their child's humanity and were told that there were no lasing side effects. They soon came to find out that abortion often brings about emotional, physical, and spiritual pain.
Because these women are victims of lies and mistreatment and are also in pain, they must be treated with love and compassion. When they are treated with love and compassion, they are open to counseling and help. This is when the healing power of Christ begins.