What Would You Say to Shannon?


a10-1Cities4Life wants to provide web-based, sidewalk counseling tips and training through the “What Would You Say?” posts. Not only is this good practice for thinking on your feet during everyday encounters you might have with people who oppose your worldview, but it is also good training for those who want to do Frontline Ministry outside of abortion mills. And remember, Scripture addresses the root of these issues. Let’s look at a common scenario together and some ways to address this common objection.

What Would You to say to Shannon?

You are ministering outside the abortion mill and you get the opportunity to speak with a young lady who is coming to abort her child. She shares with you that she is just not ready to be a mother and that is why she is choosing abortion. Prayerfully and compassionately, here are some things that we can share and ask Shannon to get her to reconsider her decision.

“What you’re feeling is not unusual. It is okay to feel inadequate and unprepared to be a mother. All parents feel that same anxiety to some degree or another.”

“Regardless of how you feel, does that justify the murder of your own flesh and blood?”

“You are already a mother. If you choose to abort, you will be the mother of a dead baby as opposed to a living baby.”

“Once you go through with the abortion, it can not be undone. Will you be able to look yourself in the mirror everyday knowing what you’ve done?”

“We have resources and agencies that can help support you throughout this pregnancy and afterwards. Will you let us help you?”

“Have you considered giving your child up for adoption? Even though you may not feel ready for parenthood, there are many families out there who are and who are unable to have children of their own. Have you thought of how much a blessing it would be to bless another family with this precious life?”

“You should cponsider getting an ultrasound on our mobile ultrasound unit. It’s free and that may help to change your heart once you see your little baby alive in your belly.”

“Abortion is not the answer to the fears and anxiety that you are experiencing. Jesus Christ is. Let me tell you what He did on your behalf on the Cross and how much He loves you.”

Share Your Thoughts

So, what would you say to Shannon? If you have other thoughts or responses that you would pose to Shannon or if you have been in a similar situation, feel free to contribute by posting in the comments section. We desire that these tips be used to help all of us in this endeavor to save lives and to spread the truth of the Gospel.

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