A defense of the prolife position on abortion, the "three approaches" refers to the three sections of the book that correspond to three angles to the abortion debate that Kreeft offers the reader: (1) the impersonal (philosophical arguments for the pro-life position), (2) the personal (the motives of pro-lifers), and (3) the interpersonal (a fictional dialogue between a pro-lifer and pro-choicer
that brings out the first two approaches).
Perhaps pro-lifers are presently more vocal than pro-choicers
simply because the current laws are generally not supportive of their views.
But judging by what happens, the unstated goal is apparently to anger, offend, and incite violence --then use the ensuing publicity to make pro-choicers
often support their position by noting the consequences of restrictive abortion laws.
In the debate over partial-birth abortion, almost no reporters interviewed abortion providers themselves and so missed the story that the procedure is far more common than pro-choicers
had portrayed it.
, fearing the apparent consequences of conceding that fetuses are people like us, usually want us to think of them as globs of tissue.
In some states, activity is minimal or non-existent on all fronts; in other states, pro-choicers
mount multiple challenges to the public education status quo.
Despite severe criticism from both her former colleagues on the right and her new allies among pro-choicers
, her Republicans for Choice has raised more money--over a million dollars--and garnered more publicity than all the other pro-choice Republican groups put together (Washington Post, April 4, D-1).
I had been told that pro-life supporters were being harassed by pro-choicers
and I went out to see for myself," he recalled.
Pro-life voters are simply a source of funds to be pillaged by the party every election, just as pro-choicers
are reliably exploited by the Democrats.
And speaking of fictional depictions of bitter antagonisms, the best I've seen on the struggle between pro-choicers
and pro-lifers is a movie from 1996 called Citizen Ruth, which stars that marvelous actress Laura Dern and is also, by the way, very, very funny.
offer statistics on the significant relief that many women report after their abortions, but they don't often address the women who also have negative reactions.