“The only way that you get an Abraham Lincoln is if you’re willing to be Frederick Douglass,” explains Roland Warren, President and CEO of Care Net. It seems there’s a tale of two convictions in the abortion debate. One side seems to have deep convictions and deep commitments to those convictions. The other side seems to lack a commitment to their convictions. As we approach a significant election, Roland Warren and co-host Vincent DiCaro, Care Net’s Chief Outreach Officer, discuss the complexities of the pro-life and pro-choice debates post-Roe v. Wade.

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Here are three pivotal points from Roland and Vince’s discussion. You’ll need to listen to the full CareCast episode to hear the full details.

1. The Persistence of the Pro-Choice Stance

Despite the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the pro-choice movement remains unwavering in its stance for “bodily autonomy” from conception to birth.

2. The Pro-Life Dilemma

The pro-life movement faces an internal struggle of conviction versus compromise. Warren draws a parallel to historical anti-slavery movements, saying, “The only way you get an Abraham Lincoln is if you’re willing to be Frederick Douglass.”

3. The Importance of Knowing the Limits of Politics

Warren and DiCaro stress discerning between political and moral advocacy within the pro-life movement.

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