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MsAnthropy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:56 AM
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Redefining "Pro-Life"
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 11:59 AM by MsAnthropy

Redefining 'Pro-Life'
by Bill Shein

The unfolding Harriet Miers fiasco, with its secret, pre-nomination consultations with extremist, anti-abortion religious leaders, makes plain a troubling reality: Too many elections, too much public policy and too many judicial nominations are distorted not only by the dangerous mixing of religion and politics, but also by the narrow and incomplete meaning of the term "pro-life."

That's why it is time to redefine that label and challenge the nation to fully embrace the implications.

Pro-life means rigorous environmental protection. Because any commitment to life today means little without an equal commitment to a life-sustaining planet in the future. It cannot be pro-life to vote for candidates who seek to outlaw abortion but who, once in office, accelerate the destruction of our fragile ecosystems.

Pro-life means ending the use of weapons sales as an integral part of American foreign policy. Because it is not pro-life for the United States to arm the world with $108 billion in military hardware since 1997, and even, in the case of India and Pakistan, to provide weapons to both sides in a conflict.

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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 01:24 PM
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1. I have been trying to say this from Day One!
But nobody listened to me.

Pro-life means taking affirmative steps to preserve, protect, and defend all life--born and unborn.
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