While I tried to make this clear in my talk this week – and I do the same when talking to people one on one – the issue of abortion is not just a logical refutation. There a millions of women who have had an abortion and many of them are going through a lot of pain, remorse, and solitude afterwards.
Maybe some don’t feel anything – or maybe some are hostile to people who are opposed to abortion.
In any case, it is important to reach out to others who have had an abortion or who have thought about having or who are supporting abortion with Christian charity (love). The Pro-Life cause is not about winning debates or arguments but is rather about imaging the God we worship so that they can find the peace only God can give.
And don’t forget, the same is true on any issue – be it regarding the Eucharist, Confession, or Purgatory. St. Peter tells us to be ready to give a reason for our hope but to do so with gentleness and reverence.