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Persuasive Pro-life: Five Good Questions to Ask

In his book, Persuasive Pro-Life, Trent Horn, a noted pro-life apologist, presents many ways to graciously engage others regarding the contentious issue of abortion, with the goal of changing hearts and minds one person at a time.

At one point in his book, Mr. Horn presents five questions to ask friends who do not seem to share your pro-life perspective.  All five questions are meant to steer the conversation away from distracting issues and back to the central question, "What are the unborn?"
  1. "What do you think about late-term abortions?  (If you think they should be illegal, then where would you draw the line?  Why did you pick that stage of development to outlaw abortions?)
  2. "Do you believe men should have the choice to abort their fetuses?" (Do you think men should be charged with the murder of a human being if they kill a pregnant woman's fetus?  Do you think the punishment should change if the fetus is unwanted?)
  3. "What do you think about aborting a fetus simply because she is female?" (Do you think a feminist can support abortion against female fetuses?)
  4. "Would you prefer there were fewer abortions?"  (Why? What is it about abortion that you find unpleasant?)
  5. "Should abortion be legal through all nine months of pregnancy for any reason?" (If not, why not? Where do you think the cutoff should be, and why do you draw the line there?)

Persuasive Pro-Life:  How to Talk About Our Culture's Toughest Issue, Trent Horn, Catholic Answers, Inc., El Cajon, California, 2014.


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