Saturday, April 13, 2013

Using Facebook to Fight Abortion

I don't have a Facebook account... but my husband does and he will occasionally post pro-life articles to his network of secular friends. A few months ago I received this email plea from my best friend from high school:

Can you join Facebook? Please?

 I’m friends with James so I can see when he posts pictures of you and the girls, but I wish he could talk about non-political topics.

I admit, my first reaction, which is the coward in me, thought, "Oh No.. what is my husband posting NOW??? And what will my friends and family think?" But, I know he needs to just keep on posting. And maybe I need to get a facebook account in the near future. You just have to be prepared to take the heat. Sometimes I lack the guts.
In the underground Pro-Life media world right now, people are discussing the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. I am still trying to piece together the full story, but all I know right now is that he is an abortionist/"doctor" in West Philly who plead guilty to third degree murder for killing babies after they were born alive and is now on trial and possibly facing the death penalty. Pretty big news, no? Main Stream media is not covering this. Have you heard any of this on the 10:00 news? Or on talk radio? Or in the newspaper? No, of course not. is an amazing resource for things that are happening that you need to know that nobody wants to talk about. (And it's not always an easy read.)

This comment from "ConservativeAmericanMom" tonight in the comment section, really has me thinking tonight and I wanted to copy and paste it for you:

One important thing to do is to try to change the national opinion about abortion by using social media. "Friend" everyone you know on Facebook and then go to organizations like Lifesite news and other pro-life sites on FB and "like" them. You will then get their "memes" (pictures with messages) that can easily be shared with your FB friends. Then it is so easy: Click share or like on those memes and perhaps write a little message to your friends in your own words . Social media is POWERFUL!!! Whole governments in the Middle East have been overturned because of social media during the Arab Spring.  
It doesn't work if people are too shy to speak out about it, though. I am always shocked when my Christian/ pro-life friends that are on Facebook are quiet about abortion; they share or say NOTHING. Too many people are worried about offending their friends. Give me a break! If your friends can't respect you for speaking up for innocent babies, then let them "unfriend" you for God's sake. Putting messages on FB is the least we can do for these children!
When you share and speak out, you can do it in a calm, kind way. The culture has had too much exposure to the other side for far too long. This is how we can help change minds and hearts.

What about you? Do you have a facebook account? Have you lost friends for speaking up on controversial topics like abortion or anything else?


  1. Yes, join facebook and then friend me and you will piece this evil story together faster than your stomach can handle, I bet. yuck.

  2. I used to think that the pro-abortion movement just didn't really know the truth...that they really did believe a baby was only tissue..but the more I follow the teachings of planned parenthood the more I know that they do know it a baby...but they still kill the baby anyway. I do not know why the culture hates babies so much. I friended a planned parenthood administrator and am shocked at the stuff she likes and supports and promotes. I bet she just ignores and deletes any pro life stuff I would post as "hateful"

  3. I do have FB. I am very active politically and concerning my religion on my page. I have lost several "friends" because of the stand I take. I, however, feel I am accountable to no one but God. If I sit back in my comfortable home and do nothing, God will certainly question me as to why. I am always sad when someone takes me from their friends list, but I will not allow it to stop me from proclaiming my Jesus or my political views. Tell your husband to never back down.


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