Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Are you really pro-life?
The Shane Claibourne book I was reading has a lot of info about his perspective (backed up by scripture) about social issues. Since we're being bombarded with politics lately, I thought I'd touch on this hot topic. I really liked his discussion on pro-life issues. When we really get down to it... life doesn't just begin at conception and end at birth. How can "passionate pro-lifers" be for wars that kill innocent children, or buy products that are mass produced overseas in sweatshops where children may be working night and day in unsafe conditions and be paid next to nothing? This seems like a contradiction to me... so many times we stand for something when it's convenient for us, but fail to see the bigger issue. I especially liked his comment that "if we are going to discourage abortion, we had better be ready to adopt some babies and care for some mothers". What are your thoughts on these issues?