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New TV Show Teaches Pro-Lifers to Answer Tough Questions

by | Oct 7, 2015

By Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Olivia Gans Turner

Olivia Gans Turner

One of the first things I did when I began working in the pro-life movement was to attend a National Right to Life Convention.

The workshop “When They Say, You Say” was highly recommended, and I quickly found out why.

Presenters Olivia Gans Turner and Mary Spaulding Balch walked us through the most difficult questions that pro-lifers face and taught us how to respond logically, tactfully and compassionately. Turner and Balch addressed questions like “How many children have you adopted?” and “Won’t ending abortion lead to child abuse?” and “What about back alley abortions?”

I left the workshop with an 18-page handout and pages of notes. Throughout my first year here, I read, re-read and memorized that handout. I carried it with me whenever I did presentations or interviews. It’s now in a folder at my desk, tattered and faded from use.

It helped me to think through the tough questions and understand how to articulate my position. And now I often share bits and pieces of it when I give talks.

NRLC recently developed the workshop into a TV miniseries. “When They Say, You Say” is a five-part series that is airing on EWTN all this week. The show will be on at 6:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. EST. Find details here.

I’d highly encourage people to watch the show. “When They Say, You Say” was such a valuable resource for me. I hope it will be for you, too.

Categories: Pro-Lifers