Must Women Make War?

Reading about Kate O'Beirne's death in a memorial by Hadley Arkes, I came across her description of the abortion right as a sort of act of "war" in the struggle for equality: 

"Feminist fundamentalism holds that the battle of the sexes can’t be won unless women make war on the tiniest enemies of their independence."

What do you think?  Do women need abortion to assert their equality?  Could a path to equal recognition and equal treatment without killing be possible?  (See the "Erase" sign in our Stop and Think Exhibit for a visual representation of this question.  Warning: Graphic)  Does abortion constitute the making of war on unborn humans, the "enemies of independence"?  Or, is Kate O'Beirne misleading her reader with overblown rhetoric?   

VIDEO: "I've Started to Change My View"

Sarah, talking to CSU students during her 2017 JFA mission trip experience (Watch her share about one outreach conversation in the video, below.)

Sarah, talking to CSU students during her 2017 JFA mission trip experience (Watch her share about one outreach conversation in the video, below.)

Sarah volunteered with JFA as a mission trip participant in 2017.  During her training experience, she took part in seminars and a two-day outreach event at Colorado State University (CSU).  In this video, Sarah shares about one encouraging conversation in which she clearly saw that thoughtful dialogue about abortion "really does change people's minds."

Recent and Upcoming Events - Please Pray

Please pray with us that God will cause hearts and minds to change as a result of conversations created by our staff, volunteers, and audience members:

JFA volunteer Laura Haschke shares the JFA Exhibit Brochure with a student at the University of Kansas (KU).  To see more JFA event photos, click here.

JFA volunteer Laura Haschke shares the JFA Exhibit Brochure with a student at the University of Kansas (KU).  To see more JFA event photos, click here.

Austin, TX:  8/20,23 — Interactive Workshops — Hyde Park Baptist (Jeremy Gorr, Jon Wagner)

Wichita, KS:  8/23,24 — Poll Table Outreach — Wichita State University

West Lafayette, IN:  9/4 — Interactive Workshop — St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

West Lafayette, IN:  9/5,6 — Large Exhibit Outreach Event — Purdue University

Lawrence, KS:  9/24 — Interactive Seminar — St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center

Chanhassen, MN:  9/30 — Interactive Workshop — St. Hubert Catholic Church

Minneapolis, MN:  10/2,3 — Kiosk Outreach Event — University of Minnesota

Austin, TX:  10/14 — Interactive Seminar — For the City Center

List of All Recent and Upcoming Events 

Photos from Recent Events

 

Featured Resource - "Why I Love Siberians"

In his letter this month entitled "Why I Love Siberians," JFA’s Director, Steve Wagner, shares three things that you can use to prepare for conversations:  (1) In the third paragraph, he summarizes the case for the pro-life position in a memorable way.  (2) He then shares an analogy that builds common ground about the difficulty of seeing early embryos as valuable, but also challenges listeners to let facts determine how they act towards the embryo.  (3) Finally, he gives some perspective on how to judge whether or not a conversation is worthwhile.

Featured Conversation Starter - "Not alive. Not human. Not biology?"

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Share Joanna Bai’s recent post, “Not alive.  Not human.  Not biology?” to start a conversation about abortion in a natural way with a friend.  In the post Joanna isolates a short clip from Stephanie Gray’s recent talk at Google headquarters (the talk has more than 106,000 views on YouTube) and then asks three questions to encourage discussion about whether or not the unborn is alive and human...and whether or not these questions matter.