Living Waters has marked the second Wednesday of every month as “180 Day.” The purpose of “180 Day” is to keep up the the pro-life momentum of “180”-related online and real-world activities. I was thinking of doing a post along the lines of “180 reasons not to have an abortion.” Then I found Serena Gaefke’s “101 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion: A Girl’s Guide to Informed Choices.” This downloadable e-book includes personal stories and information gleaned from both pro-choice and pro-life sites. Her book is well-documented as you will see by the 53-page bibliography – the result of four years of research!
Gaefke says: “No matter what side of the abortion issue you stand, shouldn’t your choice or the choice of someone you love be informed? We are so big on ‘choice’ that we forget that if a choice is made while information is lacking it is likely to be a choice that will be regretted. But what if Planned Parenthood doesn’t give you all this information? What I’ve tried to do is to look at the things you normally wouldn’t consider when all that comes to mind is that abortion is the quick fix you need. I’ve come up with a full 101 reasons as to why, possibly, abortion may not be the best of choices.”
Gaefke chose the internet as the best forum to reach her target audience: young, pregnant women. The author says, “I have chosen to publish this for free in order to benefit the most women possible and hopefully fulfill one of my dreams of making a difference.” So what can a woman do when she finds out that she is unexpectedly pregnant and her world is thrown into chaos? Hopefully a good friend will tell her about www.101girlsguide.com. Best of all, her informed choice will come at no cost to her.
Download “101 Reasons Not to Have an Abortion: A Girl’s Guide to Informed Choices” (e-book PDF format), or for more information visit www.101girlsguide.com. (You can also purchase a printed softcover copy at the website.)
Are you pro-life or pro-choice? Are you sure? Watch the 33-minute video below: