Lesson 1 – The history of abortion in America

Lesson 1 – The history of abortion in America

What is this course all about?

Care Net has put together an easy way for you to be confident in your ability to defend the unborn and compassionately engage our culture about abortion – this free online course!

With more than 40 years of serving women and men at pregnancy centers across North America, the experts at Care Net have carefully put together this course to: 

  • arm you with trusted facts on abortion and the industry
  • equip you to confidently and lovingly stand for the unborn

Abortion must come to an end, but the first step to making this happen is for pro-life advocates to learn how to confidently and effectively communicate the reality of abortion. (note: this is not a comprehensive training for pregnancy center professionals — for such training, click HERE. If you are a church seeking to implement the full Making Life Disciples program you can purchase that training HERE.)

Lesson One Stars here:

The History of Abortion in America. Since the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, abortion has been one of America’s most fiercely debated issues. 

Despite the constant political and social debate, few Americans know how we got to the place where close to one million unborn children are aborted each year in our country. For millions, Roe has always been law. If we are ever going to be able to overturn Roe v Wade in hearts, we must first learn what led to the infamous decision and what will happen if it’s reversed. 

Today we will hear from the former VP and General Counsel for Americans United for Life, Jeanneane Maxon. She will share with us the legal and cultural forces that brought about Roe v. Wade and the historical impact of that decision. She will also explain what would happen if the Court overturned Roe. Download and print this worksheet for use with the lesson. 

Preview of the Next Lesson

It can be easy to focus so much on the immediate physical consequences of abortion that we lose sight of the spiritual impact the procedure has on women and men. Be sure to join me next time to learn about the spiritual consequences of abortion. 

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