"Eyewitnesses" Continued...

Issue: "Pro-baby," Jan. 30, 2010

As more pro-lifers see the value of pro-life centers for their side, pro-abortion lawmakers and activists are taking note. Pro-life lawmakers are promoting laws that require ultrasounds before abortions, and their opponents are pushing back. Pro-abortion lawmakers are actively targeting pregnancy centers-see p. 57 for a Baltimore City Council action-and accusing them of providing misleading information.

But at least one person helped at Midtown Pregnancy Support Center doesn't see it that way. Kan points out a collage of babies and children, hung on the wall of the storage room where the center keeps bins of baby clothes, labeled according to size. One of the cards reads, "Many Thanks to You."

Kan knows the eloquent arguments of abortion supporters-arguments about unwanted babies, quality of life, and a woman's right to choose-and says, "We idolize people-pleasing, the concept of being accepted by others, not rocking the boat. But ultimately I think it's so offensive to God to be fearful." With both Christian and non-Christian friends he plans to have the kind of difficult conversation that first led him to look at the facts for himself.

He also plans to attend baby showers, boring events for most 28-year-old men but "exciting" when they take place for babies he has helped to save.

Other Roe v. Wade articles in this issue:

A pro-baby wave | Optimistic signs point to a changing abortion debate | Marvin Olasky
Learning to wait | Denied federal funds, abstinence educators plan next moves | William McCleery
'Look after orphans' | Twenty ways to become an adoption-friendly church | Paul Golden
Chemical reaction | The drug RU486 gives women the option of abortion in privacy | Alisa Harris
Finding searchers | Pregnancy centers buy Google real estate to reach abortion-minded women | Emily Belz
Higher learning? | Catholic colleges have become training ground for pro-abortion politicians | Anne Hendershott
Life changes | Anti-CPC forces alter their tactics and auditors eye Planned Parenthood | Alisa Harris
Called to a cause | The pro-life movement won over Marjorie Dannenfelser, and now she's working to help it win over Congress | Marvin Olasky
'It all clicked together' | How one Christian volunteer found herself in the right place at the right time at a crisis pregnancy center in Texas | Susan Olasky
The telltale protests | The abortion issue did not die after Roe v. Wade | Andrée Seu

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