The following is the text of closing arguments I prepared at the request of attorney William Bailey, in February of 1991.
This is a small group lesson I wrote for Good Shepherd Community Church Growth Groups. It was designed for use in groups following my message on abortion in the January 18-19, 1997 services. Pastors (or anyone else) are welcome to make use of it. — Randy Alcorn
- Sat, Jan 18, 1997
We who follow Christ sometimes have to face realities that make us uncomfortable—this is one of those times. We must not allow our discomfort to keep us from facing the truth, from coming to terms with God’s Word. So let’s give each other permission to be uncomfortable. The hurt we experience today will be the beginning of healing.
- Sat, Jan 18, 1997
When I was 17, I found myself apart from my family, involved in an unhealthy relationship with a man and pregnant-which was something I didn’t want to think about or deal with.
Years ago I was given an amazing opportunity to address three thousand people, most of them high school students, on the subject of abortion. This happened in a model political convention at Portland’s Memorial Coliseum.
As I have shared before, God answered prayer in dramatic ways. There was significant opposition when I began speaking. (Some students marched in protest and others stood, turned their backs to the platform, and put their fingers in their ears). But as I spoke I could sense God moving and the tide turning. When I finished (I was given an hour and spoke for 45 minutes) I was surrounded by high schoolers with questions.
The first time 7-year-old Emily Bausch met Norma McCorvey, she had no idea she had come face to face with an icon of the pro-abortion movement—”Jane Roe” of Roe v. Wade. To Emily, “Miss Norma” was just another person who needed Jesus.
“I wanted Miss Norma to become a Christian so she wouldn’t go to hell,” Emily told Citizen.
Emily’s mother, Ronda Mackey, is the office manager for Operation Rescue’s (OR) national headquarters in Dallas. Mackey takes daughters Emily and Chelsey, 4, to the office with her.
Note from Randy: The following article is from Feminists for Life (www.feministsforlife.org) I don’t agree with everything in this article (particularly the implicit male-bashing), but it demonstrates that it’s possible to argue against abortion even from a committed feminist perspective.
Most modern feminists have made easy access to abortion the very symbol of liberation for women. The literature of the National Organization for Women repeatedly refers to abortion as the most fundamental right of women—more important even than the right to vote and the right to free speech. NOW has designated the protection of abortion ...
- Sun, Sep 01, 1996
After reading my book ProLife Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments, someone sent me an editorial from Spectrum, the student newspaper of the University of New York at Buffalo. It’s written by student Michelle Goldberg. I’ve had to delete some of the more profane language, but you’ll get the drift. It’s a good reminder of the depth of the evil one’s deception in this arena. Pray for Michelle and many like her.
“Abortion on Demand and Without Apology.” Of all the catchy slogans of the pro-choice movement, this simple yet elegant bumper sticker sums up my position the best.