I’ve been going through this website for a while now. The basic idea is to give up some trivial, bullshit thing (usually junk food) “until abortion ends,” as if your sacrifice of Taco Bell is so meaningful it will touch the heart of a scared college student or single mother of three who can’t…
As a pro-lifer, I think this is kind of silly and harmful to the cause. As a religious person, I kind of see where they’re coming from.
While sacrifice techniques like this are not for everyone, I can imagine that giving up something you really are addicted to (probably not anything listed here, besides tobacco) means you spend a lot more time thinking about the cause and motivation of your sudden abstinence. And in cases like this, I’d bet thinking about abortion more gets these people more… pumped (?) to fight it.
Overall, though, I feel like more religious affiliation to the pro-life movement will be a negative. Secular science and reasoning, like the overwhelming fact that life begins at conception, will be the most powerful force for a continuing pro-life movement.
This is just a religious person’s take on it, since you asked.
That makes more sense.
Still think this’ll probably go the same way most abstinence pledges do, though. (No disrespect to those who do want to wait, even if I think the reasoning is usually bullshit, but studies show purity pledges don’t have an effect on the timing of sex.)