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Reversal of "Abortion Pill" Mifepristone (RU-486)

Is it possible to reverse or block mifepristone or Mifeprex once a woman takes it for an abortion? My friend recently went to a clinic for an abortion and she was given a prescription for this drug. I talked with her this morning and she told me she had just taken the drug, but she said she thinks she might have made a terrible mistake and she now regrets her choice to abort her baby.

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Abortion and "Health of the Mother"

Is it possible to be consistently pro-life while still making an exception for abortion in cases when the life of the mother is at risk? What's your perspective on this difficult ethical question?

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Referrals for Post-Abortion Ministries and Training

Can you recommend materials or organizations that reach out to women who are struggling with the effects of Post-Abortion Impact? I have a strong desire to help women who are dealing with this issue.

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Post-Abortive Woman Supports Abortion

Why don't you think abortion should be available for women who need it? I've had an abortion in the past, so I know firsthand how painful and difficult it can be. In spite of this, I remain convinced that it should be legal. What's your response to that?

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Pro-Life Perspective on War

Is it possible to be pro-life and pro-war at the same time? I'm a Christian and a strong pro-lifer, and I've wrestled with this issue many times in my mind over the past several years. The biblical commandment is clear: "Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13). As I see it, killing is killing, no matter what the context. What difference does it make whether a child is destroyed on the table of an abortion clinic or as the result of a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan? How can I, as a disciple of Jesus, possibly lend my support in either case?

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Pro-Life Perspective on the Death Penalty

How do I reconcile my pro-life beliefs with capital punishment? I'm extremely committed to upholding the sanctity of human life. As a result, I've been active for years in the pro-life movement, defending the rights of the unborn and speaking out against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. The other day, however, a friend caught me up short by asking me if I believe that capital punishment is biblically justified. I had to say yes. To this my friend responded, "How is capital punishment different from euthanasia? If we have the right to take a human life in the one instance, why not in the other?" I'm ashamed to say I couldn't answer. Do you have a response?

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Open and Closed Adoption

In an adoption situation, what are the pros and cons of preserving and maintaining the child's relationship with his or her birth mother? My spouse and I are seriously considering adopting a child, but we haven't yet decided whether to make it an "open" or a "closed" arrangement. What would you recommend?

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Wants to Advocate for Sanctity of Human Life

How can I become more actively involved in promoting a broader awareness of the sanctity of human life? I have a strong desire to take a stand in defense of innocent preborn children. Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Criminalizing Abortion and Practical Application of Law

Would it really be a good idea to make abortion illegal? Don't get me wrong. I'm a committed Christian and a convinced pro-lifer. I don't just want to make abortion rare- if possible, I'd like to eliminate it altogether. But I'm also confused about the way we're trying to do this in the pro-life community. If we do make abortion illegal, what does that mean for women who seek abortions? Do we want to lock them up in jail? That doesn't sound right to me. Besides, I tend to agree with those who argue that you "can't legislate morality." What do you think?

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Contraception and the "Culture of Death"

Is there a connection between birth control and abortion? My wife and I would like to have a family someday, but for a number of reasons we don't feel ready yet. During our two years of marriage we've sought the Lord's guidance and have never questioned our decision to postpone childbearing through the responsible use of birth control during this early season of our marriage. But the other day we read an article on a pro-life website that made a very convincing case for the idea that contraception and abortion are just two different aspects of a single phenomenon. The writer said that both express an "anti-life mindset." He also seemed to be arguing that the one leads to the other, and that if you practice birth control, you're promoting a "culture of death." This really threw us into a tailspin. Now we don't know what to think.

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Interracial or Intercultural Adoption

Would you advise us to adopt a child from another country or a different ethnic group? My spouse and I are concerned about the plight of orphans and seriously interested in helping a youngster who needs a home, but we're unsure about the potential risks and challenges associated with interracial or intercultural adoption. Can you offer any advice?

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How to Adopt through the Foster Care System

Can you provide my spouse and me with any guidance or suggest any resources as we consider adopting a child through the foster care system?

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Focus on the Family's Orphan Care Initiative

Can you tell me more about your adoption-related outreach? I've heard that Focus on the Family has become actively involved in promoting adoption and ministering to the needs of orphans.

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International Adoptions

Can you help me understand the ins and outs of adopting a child from another country - possibly one of the developing nations? How does the international adoption process work? I'm concerned about the plight of orphans around the world, and I've been considering the option of adopting a child from outside the United States. Do you have any advice or suggestions?

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Single Adult Considering Adoption

Should I, as an unmarried adult, be thinking seriously about adopting a child? How does your ministry feel about single-parent adoption? I'm a single adult who is deeply concerned about the plight of orphans in this country and around the world, and I'd like to do my part by adopting a child who needs a home.

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How to Fight Human Trafficking

How can I get involved with the effort to protect and rescue the innocent victims of sexual exploitation? Recently I read an article about "human trafficking" and "sexual slavery" right here in our own community! I knew that things like this were happening in third world countries but had no idea that they were also going on here at home. Can you give me any further information about this?

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Aging Loved Ones and Physician-Assisted Suicide

What can I do to discourage my terminally ill father from seeking out a doctor to help him end his life? He's dying of cancer, and though his condition isn't dire yet, he's extremely depressed and has been talking about physician-assisted suicide. How can I show him that he has purpose and hope despite his illness?

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Physician-Assisted Suicide

Shouldn't people who are facing a painful and certain death be allowed to end their lives on their own terms? I've never really given the idea much thought before now, but there's a physician-assisted suicide measure before my state, and I'm thinking that supporting it would be the compassionate thing to do. After all, why should those who are suffering from a terminal illness without any hope for a cure or a decent quality of life be kept alive against their will?

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Understanding a Post-Abortal Friend

Why is my friend unwilling to talk about her abortion? It's obvious that she's in bad shape emotionally, and I'd like to reach out and help her if I could. Unfortunately, every time I try to broach the subject she immediately clams up and won't say a word about it. Do you have any insights into what she might be thinking?

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Reasons to Choose Life When Facing a Crisis Pregnancy

Can you explain why a girl like myself, who is facing an unplanned pregnancy and isn't in the least ready to become a mother, shouldn't have an abortion? This is the last thing I was expecting at this point in my life, and I have no desire whatsoever to carry this baby to term.

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Scriptural Basis for Defending Human Life

Where does the Bible speak about the "sanctity of human life?" I've noticed that the more widely a phrase or slogan gets thrown around, the fuzzier its meaning seems to become. This one is a good example. I'm forever hearing Christians talk about "the sanctity of human life"-in church, on Christian radio and television, and in fund-raising letters from non-profit ministries. In spite of this, I'm not sure I understand exactly what it refers to or where it comes from. Is there a biblical basis for this idea?

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Wants Referral to Local PRC

I'm pregnant and I don't know what to do. Can you direct me to a local Pregnancy Resource Center or some other source of help?

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Man Overcoming Abortion Guilt Wants to Help Others

What can I do to help other men discover freedom from the emotional and psychological aftermath of being involved in an abortion? Some time ago I pressured a girlfriend to have an abortion, and she gave in. I struggled with guilt, shame, and remorse for a long time after that, but I'm happy to say that in Jesus Christ I have experienced the joy of being released from that burden and forgiven for my past mistakes. How can I help others make the same discovery?

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Post-Abortive Woman Wants to Help Others Overcome Guilt

What can I do to help other women discover freedom from the emotional and psychological aftermath of an abortion? I know firsthand how devastating and debilitating it can be to wrestle with post-abortive guilt, but I'm happy to say that in Jesus Christ I have experienced the joy of being released from that burden and forgiven for my past mistakes. How can I minister to those who are still struggling?

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