What is the Whole Life Movement?

What is the Whole Life Movement? June 28, 2017

Here’s a nice sketch:

“A pro-life movement that ignores infant mortality rates, starvation, or the degradation of the environment simply does not deserve the label ‘pro-life.’ It becomes a mere euphemism for supporting laws that restrict access to abortion. It becomes detached from the understanding of human dignity and worth that should animate the movement. Only a whole life approach can make the pro-life movement authentically pro-life.”

It’s not complex.  It is, at minimum, support for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death. I say “at minimum” because the Christian conception of human life cannot be merely restricted to the preservation of natural life, but must have in view eternal life and the full flourishing of the human person on into eternity.

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