Pro Life w/ Real Sanctity

"Pro Life. Pro Obama." – I read this article thinking, wow, a response to my own conundrum. Obama is "pro choice" in his own words, but I saw where he realized the real and difficult choice that’s at stake. And then with the rest of his demeanor and outlook, I sense a higher "sanctity of life" ethic in him that’s missing from every other candidate – even those on the pro-life Republican plank.

Good read.

[ht: Paul @ Soupablog]


3 thoughts on “Pro Life w/ Real Sanctity

  1. jae says:

    Interesting. Very interesting.

  2. Patrick says:

    Rick, with all due respect, I think the problem here is the church’s ridiculous insistence on the term “pro-life.” It’s a title that’s designed to coerce people into thinking that they’re on the moral high ground just by virtue of taking that position. Propaganda pure and simple.
    The reality of the situation is that people who support a couple’s right to choose are not “pro-death,” but that those who would take that right away are “anti-choice.” (Sounds a bit unAmerican, doesn’t it?)
    “Pro-choicers” simply realize:
    1) That there are instances in which a couple should have the right to determine whether or not to continue an unplanned pregnancy — for whatever reason
    2) That they may personally oppose abortion as a method of birth control, but feel that in a country that values rights as much as our Constitution tells us we should, they don’t feel they have the right to impose their beliefs on everyone else.
    I happen to think it’s wrong for a couple to take no precautions whatsoever, then turn to abortion when an “accident” happens. But even so, I don’t think I should have the right to dictate that a couple can’t do that; there’s a very real part of me that feels that if they’re willing to be that irresponsible, they shouldn’t be trusted with anything as precious as a child to begin with.
    I read a poll not long ago in which people ranked abortion as one of the top five more important issues. Education was at the bottom.
    That left me wondering: how can we be so preoccupied with a baby’s birth, only to give so little concern to what happens to the child as he grows up.
    The label means nothing if the pattern of behavior suggests anything but.
    (Sorry for the length of this one…maybe I need to do a post of my own at my blog!) πŸ™‚

  3. Rick says:

    Thanks for the “due respect” – can’t I get more than that, though? πŸ™‚
    My problem is that “pro-life” has come to mean ONLY abortion, while things like poverty, education and war fall wrongly outside of that label. Here, I think it’s a bigger thing than that.

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