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Radiating truth

"Radiating truth" Continued...

Issue: "The wonder of life," Jan. 25, 2014

How did mainstream journalists react? I didn’t fit the narrative of your typical mainstream understanding of who was pro-life. Planned Parenthood of course came out swinging. We were two parents working from two little Mac laptops at our kitchen table, but the reaction was venomous. We received an incredibly positive response from the public, and from those who were post-abortive. So we’ll continue to expose Planned Parenthood.

When you hear politicians say, “I’m opposed to abortion except in cases of rape,” do you grit your teeth? I don’t, because most of them have never talked to someone who was born as a result of rape, and they don’t realize what they’re saying. Some will put out that exception simply because it’s convenient. I hope to connect with some of these politicians and share with them the other side of the story. It’s easy when it’s just rhetoric and statistics, but when you have real flesh and blood before you and someone with a story like mine, it transforms hearts. We’ve seen it happen.

Watch Marvin Olasky’s complete interview with Ryan and Bethany Bomberger:

Bethany’s story

Bethany, you had a crisis pregnancy. I grew up in a good Christian home, but in my late 20s I made some very selfish decisions and found myself pregnant, and essentially not involved with the child’s father. All of my colleagues in my very liberal pubic school in inner-city Philadelphia said, “Take care of it this weekend. Just go take care of it. You’re bigger than this.” None of them understood why I chose not to, so it opened up a lot of opportunity for conversation. 

Later, you and Ryan married, and you’ve had three other children. And the Radiance Foundation. We’ve learned that God takes the shame or guilt or confusion and gives you His radiant glory.

You’ve done a lot of research on Planned Parenthood. We highlight the “Negro Project,” which Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger birthed in the 1930s. It wasn’t the “Asian Project” or the “Hispanic Project”: It was the “Negro Project” because in her own words, Margaret Sanger wanted to rid the population of black “undesirables.”

Marvin Olasky
Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD News Group and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.


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