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Pro-Life Perspective: “Finding Just the Right Words,” Part One

by | Nov 10, 2011

By Dave Andrusko

NRLC President Carol Tobias

Over the next few days National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective Host Carol Tobias will talk about an immensely important subject: “What do you say to someone who tells you she has had an abortion?” This is hugely significant because, as Mrs. Tobias explains, “Whether it comes from a total stranger or a close acquaintance, it can silence even the most generous, the most articulate pro-lifers if they are not prepared.”

Today, Mrs. Tobias suggests that she and her listeners “go back to basics and, together, try to determine the most effective, compassionate way to respond when a woman suddenly tells you she’s had an abortion.” She reminds us that “Not infrequently, there is the potential for confrontation, not because we seek it, but because of the deep pain and hurt the woman is experiencing.”

I want you to listen at and to pass that link along through your social media. So let me just emphasize, as Mrs. Tobias emphasizes,  that “The gentleness and care with which you respond to her announcement can make all the difference” and that “A major part of our task is preparation.”

Please listen to  “Finding Just the Right Words,” and we’ll talk about Part Two tomorrow.

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