|A picture from the Facebook ad for "I Am Pro-Life"|
So, here's the political conundrum for Christians:
We want to vote "Pro-Life," but what all does that entail?
Certainly it means standing up for the marginalized voice of the unborn.
This is one of the moost pressing civil-rights issue of our time, in spite of what most Democrats mis-perceived it as (most Dems only see the abortion issue as a civil-rights issue for women, discounting the civil rights of the child).
Christians, in my opinion, must stand up for those that are oppressed by an unjust society - and there are none more oppressed than the unborn.
But being "Pro-Life" does not end in a woman's womb.
It also means standing up for the marginalized voices of those who's lives are in danger due to other issues that face society: wars, poverty, hunger, trafficking, environmental destruction that causes diseases and loss of life (just to name a few).
Which party is best positioned to deal with these Life Issues? To be Pro-Life, in other words, is more than the issue of abortion (though that is a major issue concerning Life). If a party seeks to expand the military, cut funds to the social safety-net, and ignore the impact of human actions that damage the environment because of business interests, is that "Pro-Life?"
What do you think? I'd love your input.