It has failed utterly to make a difference in this nation’s abortion policy. So, on the one hand, is it really newsworthy that the pro-life movement is still banging its head against the wall?. . .
That said, there is a different reason why I do not participate in the annual March. I think it probably alienates the very people we should be trying to reach: women facing crisis pregnancies. The rhetoric on the signs tend to equate abortion with murder which may be objectively true but also lacks the empathy with the desperate circumstance of many women that is the necessary precursor to an effective evangelization of the Gospel of Life. And, finally, the March perpetuates the false belief that if Roe were overturned the abortion rate would plummet. In fact, most states would codify Roe. A legal strategy must be replaced by a cultural strategy if we are to make a real dent in the abortion rate in this country.
Oh, and what's that 'cultural strategy'?
*sigh* More Crisis Pregnancy Centres. Thousands more.
There are tens of thousands of parishes in America. Each one of them must become a sympathetic crisis pregnancy center, a place of sanctuary and solidarity for women who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy and few practical options for raising the child as they would want. The vast array of social services and hospitals that the Church dispenses must be put at the disposal of women in this situation.
A vast array of services, eh? Well, that's something practical at least.
Unlike BLOB BLOGGING WHINER moaning about the lack of
[The Democrats in the US] talked amongst themselves. They were creative. They produce art and other cultural products.
We have pro-lifers have no culture.
On the other hand, as everyone knows, we on the left have a culture of death and a lot more fun it is too.