#11 The pro-life movement is a religious causeNow in light of the upcoming 40 Days for Life, the pro-aborts are trying to take advantage of that myth, claiming that if our activities involve prayer vigils - then that's a religious cause and if it is a religious cause... There's just one difference they pretend not to notice: pro-life views have scientific backing. Pro-life prayer vigils don't call on people to blindly accept a religious dogma, but to acknowledge known self-evident scientific facts.
Opponents often label the pro-life movement as solely motivated by religion, claiming that religious zealots are seeking to impose their morality on others. Abortion advocates use the argument of separation of church and state to counter calls for protection for unborn life. This is in part because often pro-lifers conclude that life is sacred because it is a gift from God. Furthermore, abortion is condemned by many Christian denominations. Yet, there is firm scientific proof that supports the pro-life position and that opposition can be rooted in something other than religious belief. Indeed, there are many pro-lifers who are not religious. This includes the Atheist and Agnostic Pro-Life League, which states on its home page, that “life is all there is and all that matters, and abortion destroys the life of an innocent human being.” The organization Libertarians for Life also defends the pro-life position. According to its web site, “libertarianism’s basic principle is that each of us has the obligation not to (violate the rights of) anyone else … one’s right to control one’s own body does not allow violating the obligation not to aggress. There is never a right to kill an innocent person. Prenatally, we are all innocent persons.”
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The Interim offers a great collection of pro-life answers to dispel those pro-abort myths. Check out this article by Pauline Kosalka: