“How Can I Convince My Friend to Choose Life?” (The Patrick Madrid Show)

If your friend told you that she planned to abort her child, what would you do? How would you respond?

Patrick offers a heartwarming mix of wisdom, compassion, and actionable advice to a caller named Sophie from Maine. Sophie finds herself in a challenging position as her friend, who is not Catholic and 17 weeks pregnant, contemplates abortion after prenatal testing suggested a possibility of trisomy in her baby. Sophie, standing firm in her beliefs, struggles with how to support her friend without compromising her own values.

Patrick applauds Sophie’s bravery and integrity in approaching such a delicate situation with love and truth. He emphasizes the importance of continuous support for her friend, suggesting that she could play a significant role in her friend’s life and potentially in the life of her friend’s child. Patrick recommends sharing powerful, heart-touching videos from Virtue Media, a pro-life organization that creates emotionally compelling commercials aimed at promoting life through storytelling rather than rhetoric. These videos, like the one featuring a father at a bus stop experiencing the vanishing of his daughter due to abortion, directly appeal to the heart, going beyond the usual debates surrounding the pro-life stance. He also recommends that Sophie check out the great work that Live Action is doing.

Patrick addresses Sophie’s concerns about further testing, such as amniocentesis, that her friend is considering. He provides a nuanced understanding of the moral implications, assuring Sophie that her advice, given without full awareness of these implications, does not constitute a sin. He encourages open conversation and seeking advice from trusted individuals like her mother, while still keeping in mind the importance of privacy and sensitivity.

You can check out the whole hour here!

Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.