Winning the War

Winning the War
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Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Thursday, May 5th. Audio included below.

With the recent leak of Justice Alito’s draft opinion indicating the Supreme Court may be poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the abortion issue has come sharply back into focus. It’s a difficult issue – as Justice Alito rightly notes – it’s a profound moral question.

I am firmly and wholly in the Pro-Life Camp – but I wasn’t always. What changed my heart and mind on the issue wasn’t being yelled at and bullied – it was people sincerely and patiently taking the time to discuss it with me. And it didn’t happen overnight, but it did happen, and for that — and those people who took that time and effort — I am eternally grateful.

It’s true – there are some people who simply aren’t persuadable, but there are many who are. In the end, you have to decide whether you want to win a fight? Or win people to your point of view. It’s winning a battle versus winning the war. If the ultimate goal is to save the lives of the unborn, we have to win the war and that requires winning hearts and minds.

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