In the early days of the war, the abortion lobby generally
considered the pro-life movement to be little more
than a nuisance that would be gone in a year or two.
Instead, it has survived for more than 40 years against a coalition of forces that would have quickly overwhelmed most other socio-political movements. Today, by the abortion lobby’s own admission, their movement is shrinking, despondent and rapidly aging while ours is growing, energized and getting younger.
This recognition is having a
debilitating effect on our enemies.
In public, they now come across as angry and bitter people who are out of ideas and out of gas. At Life Dynamics, our infiltration and sting operations routinely cause us to interact with people who work at abortion clinics and it is increasingly obvious that their morale is in a free fall.
It is important to understand, however, that this is not being driven solely by their perception that they are losing. It is also the result of a particular kind of uncertainty that is unique to the abortion industry.
For those who work at abortion clinics and see the remains of the tiny human beings killed there, there is no room for uncertainty or ambiguity. In order to do what they do, they have to be totally and unconditionally convinced that their actions are morally defensible; and a growing number of them no longer are. When the public is watching and the cameras are rolling, they may still regurgitate the party line, but the self-delusion they have always relied upon to get them through the day is being increasingly replaced by self-doubt.
“He does a lot of huge abortions. A lot of the times, we would bring the big fetus that were over age, we would re-open the bag and just look at it and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s so big!'” – Clinic Worker in the video above.
Over the years of dealing with these people, we have been surprised to learn how much they pay attention to the moral arguments made by the pro-life movement.
In fact, I have often suspected that they pay more attention to them, and are perhaps more influenced by them, than is the general public. When we talk about the horrors of abortion, the American people can choose to dismiss it as the exaggerations of people with an agenda, but that is not as easy for clinic workers who are forced to see the reality of abortion with their own eyes.
This is just one more reason why we should never dilute the rhetoric we use to defend the unborn. In this war, words are weapons and every word we utter that helps to destroy the morale or conviction of abortion clinic workers, becomes a component in the destruction of the entire abortion industry. This is something we discuss more in episode 61 of our Pro-Life America podcast.
Within the pro-life movement, there have always been those who fear that the pro-abortion forces are so enormous and so entrenched they may be unstoppable. That analysis is incorrect. Those of us in the pro-life movement full-time, get a view of the battle that other people simply can’t get. In the book Siege, Mark Crutcher brings those perspectives to every pro-lifer while giving his ideas for how we proceed going forward. Even beyond what has been in this article, the abortion lobby has deep-rooted problems that they have shown little ability to resolve.
If that were not the case, given their cultural, political, media and financial advantages, they would have overwhelmed us decades ago. But that never happened. Even when they built up a two-to-one lead in public opinion polls, we took their best shots and remained standing. Now, the momentum has shifted to our side and presented us with offensive opportunities that never existed before.
This is not to suggest that the abortion lobby could not still win. They could. After all, they are starting to feel cornered and that is when any animal is the most dangerous. But it is undeniable that they are in a considerably weaker position today than they have been in since the war began. It is also clear that they know it.
Read Siege to learn more about the crucial things that happen in this conflict that go completely unnoticed.