Pro-life and Positive
The new pro-life movement embraces a
positive and confident approach.
There is something very hopeful and positive about he pro-life movement in Canada today. As our cover photo and Alex Newman’s article convey,
many of today’s participants are young,
female and filled with hope for a future
where all can agree that life is precious
from pre-birth to natural death. A future
which will remove the grid of whose life is
valuable or whose life is not worth saving.
This movement manifests a concern
for unborn children – but also, very importantly, a concern for women – that is
confident, sincere and focused on a positive approach by changing minds and
hearts. Against the background of bitter
past protests, it offers a refreshing understanding of the issues and a clear intention
to intervene in positive ways.
Most of these young women have been encouraged by
the stories of older women, who have turned their regrets
about abortion into action. They are well aware of the
strong evidence today that shows abortion has negatively
affected women’s lives in a very profound way – physically and mentally.
These young leaders know they can be pro-woman and
pro-life at the same time. They recognize every time an
abortion kills a human life, it also fails a woman. The earli-
est manifestation of the feminist movement were women
confident that God had something much better in mind
than what society was offering. They were women who
viewed abortion as violence and a terrible
failure to both mother and child.
that God has
in mind than
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