Cities4Life wants to provide web-based, sidewalk counseling tips and training through the “What Would You Say?” posts. Not only is this good practice for thinking on your feet during everyday encounters you might have with people who oppose your worldview, but it is also good training for those who want to do Frontline Ministry outside of abortion mills. And remember, Scripture addresses the root of these issues. Let’s look at a common scenario together and some ways to address this common objection.
What Would You to say to Michelle?
You are ministering outside the abortion mill and you get the opportunity to speak with a young lady who is coming to abort her child. She shares with you that deep down she does not want to go through with the abortion but her boyfriend/husband is pressuring her to terminate the pregnancy. If she does not, he has threatened to end the relationship. Prayerfully and compassionately, here are some things that we can share and ask Michelle to get her to reconsider her decision.
“It sounds like you know what the right thing is to do here. You know in your heart that abortion is murder. God has given you maternal instincts to know that you should protect your baby. Listen to God’s Word and obey your conscience to make the right decision today.”
“That must be hard to be a position where you could lose the person you love, but does that justify the murder of your own flesh and blood?”
“Are you confident that your relationship will stay intact if you go through with the abortion? Statistics show that as many as 80% of couples who have an abortion during their relationship, eventually break up.”
“Are you sure that this is a relationship that you should even be in? If he truly loved you, he would be willing to do whatever it took to support you through this pregnancy – not threaten to leave you. This does not sound like the unconditional love that it takes to make a relationship succeed or that is healthy.”
“Once you go through with the abortion, it can not be undone. Will you be able to look yourself in the mirror everyday knowing what you’ve done?”
“Have you considered that abortion is not what will ‘save’ your relationship, but rather biblical counseling and guidance? We can help you get the help you need in your relationship, so that you can have a strong, healthy God-centered marriage.”
“You should talk to your boyfriend/spouse about you getting an ultrasound on our mobile ultrasound unit. It’s free and that may help to change his heart and mind once he actually sees his little baby alive in your belly.”
“The love and acceptance that you are seeking in this relationship can not be found there. Until we come to understand the love of Jesus Christ and what He did on our behalf on the Cross, we cannot recognize true, sacrificial love in a mate.”
Share Your Thoughts
So, what would you say to Michelle? If you have other thoughts or responses that you would pose to Michelle or if you have been in a similar situation, feel free to contribute by posting in the comments section. We desire that these tips be used to help all of us in this endeavor to save lives and to spread the truth of the Gospel.