A pro-life culture will guard the worth of every human person – regardless of that person’s age, gender, sexuality and ability.
"Those Who Use The Term Pro-Life To Oppose Abortion Are Better Labeled 'Pro-Birth' If they Lose Interest Once The Baby Is Born."
- Maida Tryon, Letter to The Washington Post of 24th February 2005
Ms Tryon's warning needs to be taken seriously by 'pro-lifers'. “Pro-life” should not just be a cuddlier way of describing opposition to abortion, or for that matter to cloning and euthanasia.
The Culture of Life
An authentic pro-life worldview will be as broad and demanding as that set out in the Papal Encyclical – Evangelium Vitae. This core component of Catholic social teaching introduces people of all faiths - and none - to the breadth of the pro-life idea...
- A pro-life culture won’t just oppose abortion – it will find ways of supporting the mother who chooses to keep her unborn child...
- A pro-life culture won’t just oppose embryonic stem cell research - it will actively pursue other ways of finding cures to disease...
- A pro-life culture will also seek to address every example of diminished human life.
Racism, discrimination against disabled people, sex trafficking of human beings, third world hunger… all these wrongs will offend holistic pro-lifers.