Before I went out on my own to explore faith I found myself in the position of being begrudgingly pro-choice, that is to say I did not like or agree with abortion but I thought it should still be legal. However, now I find myself swayed to the side of being pro-life. I view abortion as a form of state sanctioned murder not very dissimilar to the death penalty that is still practiced in a number of states and by the federal government.
I feel like the pro life movement could do more though. I think in recent years the movement has done a good job in reaching out to others who may not align entirely with the position of the Church, and it is something that is growing with people of my generation (millennials). I do still think that more can be done to make common cause with others. What do you think the pro-life movement needs to do in order to gain more traction?
And if we were to speak in terms of a scenario where abortion was no longer a practice within let’s say the United States, how do you think the government should respond to those who for whatever reason do not desire to keep the children they give birth to? Do you believe that we should create a government program? Or should the government provide a program that matches funds for charities that take in unwanted newborns? How do you think the system should work if we were to no longer have abortion?
I’m curious to hear the thoughts of everyone who consider themselves pro-life or of the pro-life movement. Do you think that we can do more for outreach and more for women who choose to not keep the children they bring into the world?