If our first priority in stopping abortion is NOT in rescuing souls who would otherwise not be able to be saved in order to grant them a chance to come to the knowledge of Christ, our priorities are out of order.
We are not there for the mother first, but for the soul who will never see the face of God if it dies without baptism.
We are not there for sidewalk counseling first, for post abortive women.
We are not there to demonstrate our regret for abortion first, or to say “it hurts women” only.
It is the teaching of the authentic Papal Magisterium that baptism of desire is not open to infants, (Pius XII allocution to Italian midwives) and that abortionists destroy souls (Pope Sixtus V in Effraenatum).
Therefore, we must get our priorities right in the fight. We are trying to give souls a chance at the beatific vision, which they will not have if they die without baptism.
to quote Pope Sixtus V- https://web.archive.org/web/20170202081730/http://iteadjmj.com/aborto/eng-prn.html
“We who are placed by the Lord in the supreme throne of justice, being counseled by a most just reason, are in part renewing old laws and in part extending them in order to restrain with just punishment the monstrous and atrocious brutality of those who have no fear to kill most cruelly fetuses still hiding in the maternal viscera. Who will not detest such an abhorrent and evil act, by which are lost not only the bodies but also the souls? Who will not condemn to a most grave punishment the impiety of him who will exclude a soul created in the image of God and for which Our Lord Jesus Christ has shed His precious Blood, and which is capable of eternal happiness and is destined to be in the company of angels, from the blessed vision of God, and who has impeded as much as he could the filling up of heavenly mansions (left vacant by the fallen angels), and has taken away the service to God by His creature? who has deprived children of life before they could naturally see light or could be protected by maternal body from ferocious cruelty?”
The fight for life is a fight for the chance of salvation. Otherwise, if you deny this, what are you doing? Sure maybe counseling WOMEN in mortal sin, but what about all those killed? If they all just go to heaven, well, so what?
Fight for the life of the soul!