Bioethics

So You Think You're Pro-Life...

So You Think You're Pro-Life...

On this, the 42nd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's infamous decision to legalize abortion based upon the individual's right to privacy, I feel that I must point out an inherent difficulty associated with being pro-life. It goes beyond the normal sound bites and leaves political punditry in its dust. This difficulty consists in the fact that it is a relatively simple matter to oppose abortion. Even many advocates for its legality take offense to being characterized as pro-abortion. It is the choice they hold dear, not the procedure. Consequently, the harder thing, that is the thing harder than wringing our hands at the murder of unborn children, is using those same hands to truly embrace all the diverse manifestations, ages, and stages of human life.