From Protester to Peacemaker: A Day in the Life of a (Former) Sidewalk Counselor

I knew what abortion was. More than a few people had tried to convince me to have one when I got pregnant at sixteen. I knew what it was. But I didn’t KNOW what it was. [Read more…]

Bringing Common Sense to the Abortion Debate

I’ve been involved with the abortion issue since the early 1980s and my views have changed over the years. They changed because I spoke respectfully with people and listened to what they had to say. [Read more…]

No One Else Is Entitled to Our Bodies

In China, millions of women have been forced to have abortions, whether they wanted them or not. Because their government felt entitled to women’s bodies. In many nations throughout the world, female genital mutilation is commonly practiced. Because their communities feel entitled to women’s bodies. In the US between 1900 and the 1970s between 100,000 [Read More…]

Why I’m a Christian Who (Still) Supports Planned Parenthood

Last week an undercover video was released purporting to show that Planned Parenthood is in the business of selling fetal body parts. The video reinvigorated the anti-abortion movement and renewed calls to defund Planned Parenthood. [Read more…]

To Pro-Lifers Who Believe Adoption is Always the Answer

These matters are never simple, never cut-and-dried. You cannot, you must not, ever assume that you understand more than you could possibly know. The only person in a position to understand everything about a pregnancy is the woman who is pregnant. So it must be she who has the final say about that pregnancy. [Read more…]

An Open Letter to Pro-Lifers

I could tell you I was raped. (I wasn’t.) I could tell you I am a victim of incest. (I’m not.) I could tell you my life would be in danger if I got pregnant. (Partly true, but for this discussion, let’s say not.) I could tell you I’m mentally challenged or ill. (I don’t [Read More…]


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