Monday, September 10, 2012

Consistently Pro-Life

I have set before you life and death,
blessings and curses.
Therefore choose life, 
that you and your children may live. 
Deuteronomy 30:19

I'm increasingly dismayed by a majority on one side of the political spectrum seeing the "life" in "pro-life" being only about the unborn, while so many folks on the other side see it as having nothing to do with the unborn. Why can’t we promote the sanctity of human life at all stages, and for all ages?

Can no one see the irony in "pro-life" being all about protecting even an embryo (which I support) while at the same time supporting things like the proliferation of semi-automatic-rifle killing machines? Or advocating reducing social services for even the truly needy? Or opposing any additional foreign aid while millions of babies are dying of hunger all around the world? And then to insist that we raise no taxes even on multi-millionaires while adding ever more billions to an already bloated and wasteful military-industrial complex?

The latter is all too well known for the kinds of bombing attacks that result in the indiscriminate aborting of the lives of men, women and children, including pregnant women and their unborn. And we're supposed to just accept that as unavoidable "collateral damage"?

Not if we are truly pro-life.
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