Saturday, April 29, 2017

What does it mean to be "pro-life"?

Sister Joan Chittister, a Roman Catholic nun, addresses the hypocrisy of those who claim to be pro-life but who focus only on wanting to stop abortions.   Here's her answer to what it means to be pro-life.
     "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life.  In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed.
     "And why would I think that you don't?  Because you don't want any tax money to go there.  That's not pro-life.  That's pro-birth.  We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is."
Sister Chittister didn't include it here, but many Catholics include in their pro-life stance the opposition to capital punishment, as well.

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