Why ProChoice is Marketing Genius

The term “pro-choice” is a sticking point for pro-life Christians. Why? Because abortion advocates refer to themselves as “pro-choice” when they are clearly “pro-abortion.”

Hooking together the two positive, uplifting words “pro” and “choice” makes ending a human life sound hopeful, even inspirational. Using the “pro-choice” term in conversation, education, and news stories gives “pro choice” proponents a huge advantage. Reality is, the unborn child is not given a “choice” between living or dying.” Only dying.

Just 17 out of 50 U.S. states mandate that individual mothers be given counseling before an abortion, and those that do focus on (a) the possible link between abortion and breast cancer: 5 states, (b) whether the fetus will feel pain: 12 states, and (c) longterm mental health issues: 8 states. None of these either mention advice or provide resources for getting help to continue with the pregnancy.

In Ohio, abortion is referred to as Health Care. All abortions must be provided by a licensed physician and, if at viability (determined by the the State to be 20 weeks) a second doctor must also be present. In addition to surgical abortion, Ohio also provides the abortion pill. Public funding of abortion in Ohio is limited to life endangerment, rape and incest. The average cost of an abortion in Ohio ranges from $650 to $1,400 based on weeks of gestation, and in almost all cases, private insurance coverage can be used.

Have you noticed that pro-abortion proponents don’t use the term baby? Rather, this tiny living creation of God, this brand new soul made in His image, is called by the Latin name for unborn child: fetus. This removes, yet again, any reference to killing babies.

If the pro-choice/pro-abortion argument interests you, and if you seek a dialogue guide for “how to discuss abortion without invoking religion,” we recommend an article of the same name written by Robert Burke and available here

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The Three T’s of Philanthropy

Philanthropy is the desire to promote the welfare of others, as expressed by the donation of money. While “charity” solves short term problems of the needy, “philanthropy” solves long term needs. A popular acronym is “The Three Big T’s of Philanthropy” — Time, Talent, and Treasure. 

The 3 T’s promote the spiritual well-being of the individual giver and the financial and human needs of the poor.

The word steward first appeared in language during the Middle Ages as a “job description” — a steward, or manager, of a large household. Over time, it was used more broadly to describe management of others and activities outside the home, in business, courts of law, and organizations. Nowadays… 

A good steward builds good relationships with others in order to earn their loyalty.

You may recall the biblical story of the “good steward” in Mathew’s Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30). The story teaches us that to those who are entrusted with much, whether it be money, assets or non-financial riches, much is expected.

Stewardship has become more than the time, talent, and treasure of an individual, and today includes all of life: mind, body, and spirit, material possessions, friendships, relationships, and attitude about our ourselves and our place in the world and the responsibility this entails.

The acclaimed author C.S. Lewis once said: “I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.”

How can the Stewardship Foundation help you practice the “Three T’s of Philanthropy” to build a better world while at the same time building a safer financial future for you and your heirs? We advise; you choose. Call (614) 800-7985 for a conversation.