WWYD if you overheard a stranger considering abortion?


This is such an interesting and wonderful video (below). And it reminds us indirectly that people who have loving support from the people around them rarely get abortions. Abortions are almost always acts of desperation and perceived hopelessness. And it’s amazing how far a little reassurance of hope and support from other people (even a stranger) can go in this life – no matter what we’re struggling with.

PS – It also makes me proud of my home state.

(h/t to NCRegister)

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Carol June 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

I find it to be a sad commentary that it was a school nurse that encouraged abortion.

Manya June 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Was she encouraging abortion? I thought maybe she was encouraging adoption.

Manya June 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Powerful video…and really encourages me to get involved if ever I overhear such a conversation. Thanks once again Matt!

Kevin in Texas June 14, 2011 at 3:23 am

Thank you, Matthew, for posting that and giving me renewed faith in 1) the program “What Would You Do?” on ABC, and especially on 2) my fellow Christians (here in Texas and elsewhere!) I live just a few miles away from the restaurant where the Dallas version of this experiment was done, and honestly speaking, the results don’t surprise me too much, especially in comparison to the results found in the NJ/NYC version they showed a short clip of in this video. There are much more profound differences than just economic ones between the so-called “Red” and “Blue” states: approaches to community and fellow citizens, religious faith and activities, and deep cultural differences that I think were very well displayed in this video clip. It makes me wonder how many in the “Blue” states may react upon hearing the responses of these women in Dallas!

FWIW, I stopped watching this particular program a couple of years ago because it consistently and without any objectivity or “reality” sets up situations that are deeply contrived and utterly politically correct, always seeming to me to go for the “gotcha” reactions that more conservative and/or faithful Christian witnesses could be expected to give. It never seemed to set up any kind of “gotcha” situations that would possibly expose the flaws in logic and belief held by those of a more progressive and/or secular persuasion. In my opinion, that promotes even more division and misunderstanding than what it purports to aim to capture, i.e., the kindness and compassion of strangers.

Lisa@SoundMindandSpirit June 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thank you for sharing that video. I was amazed by the caring women who stepped in with support for this couple. It is refreshing to see that average people here in TX haven’t changed, despite what the media may try to convince us the world is like. I do think it would have been interesting to see the results if they tried this in the middle of Houston or Dallas and not in a small town. Unfortunately, the results might have been a little more varied, but nothing quite like NJ.

Karissa Vieth July 22, 2011 at 7:20 pm

So inspiring! This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much Texans for supporting life and supporting young parents in crisis situations!

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