Lila Rose: My Church Never Talked About Abortion; Didn’t Want Us to do Presentation

In her book, pro-life leader Lila Rose wrote about the church she attended growing up:

“Like many churches, abortion was almost never talked about at our church even though, at the time, more than a million women were having an abortion each year. The abortion industry’s own surveys show that 70% of American women who had abortions considered themselves Protestant or Catholic…

Despite the prevalence of abortion, even among churchgoers, our pastors never addressed the topic at youth group and would very rarely address it with the larger congregation. Statistically, however, it was inevitable that many women – and men – at my church had been affected by abortion. I decided to call one of my pastors and point-blank ask for permission to give a presentation…

It took a full year of work to finally convince our pastors to allow our pro-life group to come and talk about abortion.

My friends and I had to meet with our pastors multiple times to explain exactly what we planned to do, show each presentation in detail, make some compromises on the material, and more.”

Lila Rose Fighting for Life: Becoming a Force for Change in a Wounded World (Nashville, Tennessee: Nelson Books, 2021) 47 – 48

Source for statistic:

Rachel K Jones, Jacqueline E Darroch, and Stanley K Henshaw “Patterns in the Socioeconomic Characteristics of Women Obtaining Abortions in 2000 – 2001” Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 34 no. 5 (September/October 2002)

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Sarah Terzo is a pro-life writer and blogger. She is on the board of The Consistent Life Network and PLAGAL +

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