Feb 13, 2011 10:59 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Focus on the Family welcomes unlikely ally

Focus on the Family is ready to talk about abortion.

"We think now's the time to do it. Now's the time to move the discussion forward in a way that hasn't happened before," says Kelly Rosati, Focus on the Family's Vice President of Community Outreach.

The conservative Christian ministry based in Colorado Springs wants to talk with groups like Planned Parenthood about how these unlikely allies could ultimately help families and make abortion less common.

Planned Parenthood is ready to join those talks.

"We're certainly open to the conversation and we're open working with any organization that wants to increase access to affordable birth control," says Monica McCafferty, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Director of Marketing & Communications.

Their stances on birth control, sex education, and abortion could be where a conversation might end.

"We will never waver on our commitment that women across the nation have access to abortion that is legal and safe," explains McCafferty.

"We will always advocate for human rights and legal protection of pre-born kids, and so we believe life's the best choice," says Rosati.

Both sides say they're willing to work through those differences and find common ground that will help women, children, and families and help make abortion rare.

Details are still in the works, but Focus on the Family plans to try to get together with abortion activist groups in the coming weeks.



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