Informed Consent Helps Women Choose Life

For You From The Word

Guide me in your truth and teach me.
(Psalm 25:5)

For You To Think About

woman thinkingShockingly, self-described “pro-choice” and “pro-life” Americans have one specific area of common ground. Both favor of requiring informed consent for women who are considering an abortion (86% of pro-choice adults and 87% who are pro-life).

“Informed Consent” laws, also called “Right to Know” laws, vary from state. They stipulate that providers have a legal obligation to offer women information prior to a procedure – information like:

  • Abortion alternatives. Many women are not aware of the many options they can consider.
  • Available public and private assistance. Numerous agencies and private organizations (including Birthmothers ) offer financial, personal, and practical help.
  • The procedure’s medical facts. Many women aren’t aware of the physical and emotional risks that accompany abortion.

As abortion-minded women get informed, many choose life. For instance, eight out of ten pregnancy care centers report that abortion-minded women decide to keep their babies after seeing ultrasound images. So while both sides of the life debate believe strongly in informed consent, our Right to Know laws overwhelmingly help women choose life.

For You To Pray

Lord God,
Help abortion-minded women understand that they have a right to know the facts. Speak to them through the information they receive. Let them make an informed decision for life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen

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