I am an evangelical Christian, and central to that is my belief in the sanctity of all life — a belief that, like millions of other evangelicals, I have expressed through my opposition to abortion. Over the past 40 years my wife and I have joined silent prayer walks and have given to crisis pregnancy centers. We have written to our elected leaders, debated with friends and family who disagreed with us and sought to influence our culture to value life at every stage, especially those not yet born.
But in recent years, I have come to realize that being pro-life requires more of me. My compassion and my advocacy must mature into giving equal care for the young mother who carries that child. I can no longer persuade myself that the birth of the child is the end of my pro-life agenda. I must be “pro” everything needed for that child not just to be born, but to flourish.
This man gets it. It continues to horrify me that a segment of the pro-life community tends to think that being pro-life stops at the waters’ edge.
While it doesn’t say anything new, articles like this should be required reading for every politician who claims to be ‘pro-life’ while doing little or nothing actually to help children who have already survived the horrendous gauntlet of legal abortion.