One element's been missing from pro-life apologetics

One element's been missing from pro-life apologetics

One element's been missing from pro-life apologetics

As minority communities suffer the heaviest losses from abortion, a promoter of women's dignity says everyone can take part in the necessary effort of changing minds to protect women and babies.

According to the latest stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the abortion percentage among white women decreased (32.7% in 2020 v. 30.2% in 2021), as did those in the "other" group category (7% in 2020 to 6.5% by 2021).

At the same time, the abortion percentage increased nearly six percent (5.86%) among black women (39.2% in 2020 v. 41.5% in 2021). Likewise, Hispanic women saw an abortion percentage increase of over three percent (3.3%) in 2021, (21.7% in 2020 v. 21.8% in 2021).

Patrina Mosley of Project 21 says the dreams of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, who considered minorities "weeds," are being realized. There are many reasons for that. As Live Action News points out, abortion, which is tethered to eugenics, continues to target communities of color by advocates who often paint the killing of preborn minority children as a solution to poverty, or as a stepping stone out of a life of poverty.

Mosley thinks another part of it is people have been trained to want consequence-free intimacy.

Mosley, Patrina (Project 21) Mosley

"Traditionally, the apologetics of the pro-life movement have centered on the humanity of the unborn — and it should," she writes in a related commentary. "Still, we must also change the culture by making a greater moral appeal to the sacredness of sex."

"At the end of the day, this shows that we cannot just try to change people's minds about abortion," Mosley tells AFN. "We have to start changing people's minds about the sacredness of sex, and that's what we need to get back to in culture — that sex is reserved between one man and one woman in the confines of marriage. That would save us a lot of problems in our culture."

She understands that is a big challenge that will take time and resources.

"It takes a church bringing in discipleship," she submits. "We have to start talking about the heart issues from the pulpit and not just expect these conversations to happen in the home. These women and girls are coming into abortion clinics and pregnancy centers because they're not having that conversation at home."

And in a "sex-crazed" culture, where pornography is normal and sexual abuse is common, she says there also needs to be a change of heart among men.

"We must be relentless in advancing justice for those who are abused and begin to renew the minds of our society to see sex as a sacred act preserved for marriage rather than a commodity," Mosley states.