September 8, 2016

Who is the Pro-Life Movement?

Who are we – the people called “the Pro-Life Movement”? Many years ago a syndicated columnist caricatured us as “a movement of bigots, ugly women, impotent men and fanatic moralists.”

Later in a book by a supporter of abortion rights, the author described us as “a bloody movement, a movement based on deceit, a movement not quite human in its modus operandi and its end.”

Characterizations like that continue today, and they are a natural response to who we are and what we believe. We don’t make sense in a secular, self-centered world.

We do for free what we wouldn’t do for money. We do for love what we wouldn’t do for power, and we do for others what we wouldn’t do for ourselves. That’s what it means to be our “brother’s keeper,” to “love our neighbor as ourselves” and to be “a Good Samaritan.”

However, despite such inaccurate characterizations of pro-life people, critics correctly use the word “movement” to describe us. That is crucial to understanding who we are. Pro-Life is not a protest group … not an organization … not a sectarian crusade.

Pro-Life is a mighty association of individuals, groups, churches, and organizations with people of all ages, colors, religions and nationalities. Pro-Life is a worldwide movement that has no counterpart.

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