In an article on Voice of the Family, John Smeaton cited three main strategies that the abortion lobby uses in the public sphere to achieve its goals.
First, manipulation of language: abortion advocates often manipulate language to make their position more palatable. For example, they refer to abortion as “reproductive health care” or “women’s health care” and label abortion advocates as “anti-choice” or “anti-women.” In this way, they hope to influence public opinion in their favor.
Second, control of the media: pro-abortionists often control the media by using sympathetic journalists and media outlets to spread their message. They do this by providing arguments, press releases and other materials to the media and threatening negative publicity if the media does not support their position.
Third, promoting radical feminism: the abortion lobby often promotes radical feminism to advance its cause. They argue that women should have full autonomy over their bodies and that any restriction on abortion is a violation of women’s rights. In this way, they hope to turn the abortion debate into a battle between men and women rather than a question of the morality of abortion.
Overall, the abortion lobby uses these tactics to advance their cause and shift public opinion in their favor. Regardless of where one stands on the various positions, it is important to be aware of these tactics and to consider the arguments on both sides of the abortion debate.