Just like every other election cycle, candidates from both parties in 2020 are trying to rally their base on the issue of abortion. The more liberal candidates argue over who supports abortion the most while the conservatives nitpick on exceptions. It matters who is in the White House, the Senate, and the House. It matters who sits on the Supreme Court and in the office of the governors and statehouses.
Yet, as much as laws and elections have power over this volatile issue, the women making the decision to abort or not are at the very heart of the conversation – and it’s often the circumstances around their situation that force their decision. Do they have the correct facts about abortion? Are the policies of their workplace empowering or not? Are they supported by family or their partners?
The conversation on abortion needs to radically shift in order to talk about what matters the most, because it is completely being overlooked to the detriment of women in need.
At this year’s March for Life on Friday, January 24, hundreds of thousands will gather on the National Mall around the theme that being pro-life is being pro-woman. That’s the direction the national conversation on abortion needs to slowly turn towards.
I’ve only been involved in the pro-life movement for 10 years. Before that, I worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years. I’ve seen both sides of the issues and the tactics each uses to try to persuade pregnant women one way or the other. The gap between the pro-life and pro-choice movements is enormous, the chasm deep. Yet I’ve seen what can happen when people of differing views stop yelling at each other and start listening.
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