Lila Rose, founder and president of Live Action, was recently part of an intense debate on the Dr. Drew show in which a panel discussed the issues surrounding a 26-year-old woman who is threatening to abort her seven-week-old preborn child unless she raises $1 million dollars online in 72 hours. The anonymous woman posted her challenge on ProLifeAntiWoman.com, insisting that if her fundraising efforts failed, this would prove that pro-lifers don’t care about the preborn but about “controlling the lives and choices of women.”
The discussion touched on a number of topics including when life begins, women’s privacy rights, and the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. In the company of strong and opinionated guests, Lila was firm in her beliefs and clear in her stand for life, remarking that many women today feel pressured to abort. She also declared that a woman’s privacy rights end where another person’s right to life begins.
Interestingly, Dr. Drew shared that he has spoken with women who have suffered emotional consequences after having an abortion – despite the fact that abortion-supporting groups in the medical community dismiss that reality.
As Dr. Drew said, these issues – like the 600,000 frozen embryos in the U.S and our responsibility to them – can’t be solved in a single discussion. Nevertheless, it’s good to bring attention to them and like Lila, take a stand for what is just and true.