Thursday, December 3, 2009

Prism & Abortion


The latest issue of Prism, the zine from Evangelicals For Social Action has an article that concerns abortion. (go here to download it) Too Fragile To Last, discusses what Rachael MacNair sees as the broken underpinnings of the abortion industry (as opposed to the pro-choice movement).

It is a fascinating read, detailing the possible PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) of those who work in the clinics. MS MacNair describes the acute guilt often carried by the nurses and doctors performing abortion procedures, and she also describes the harrowing experiences of these workers, using their own words. It is actually very moving stuff, which she turns into a call to be open to ministry toward those doing the blood work, arguing that, "many abortion staff people have found the courage and the conviction to leave the industry because abortion opponents offerd them a listening ear and loving attention." Hmmm, minister to them? Love them, for Jesus sake? Not shoot them? What an absolute novel idea!