The past few weeks have been quite eventful. We have witnessed the Women’s March, the March for Life, and the Travel Ban, to name an important few. In addition to fears I have about certain directions politically, I am afraid that many within my Evangelical Christian movement will be known more for what they are against—abortion and undocumented people—than others of us are known for being pro-life, all-life. I hope my Evangelical movement as a whole would be known for being expansively pro-life, which includes concern for women’s rights, refugee rights, environmental rights, and the right for civility.
While they celebrate his apparent seriousness about limiting abortion, they don’t necessarily support his other policies that threaten life after birth.
Further to this quote, do we Evangelicals think that if Roe vs. Wade were overturned, it would severely limit or end abortions? Or would women still have abortions, though in ways that threaten their own lives, too? Will we address workplace inequality between men and women, to help women who might otherwise be driven to consider abortion from lack of financial and emotional support? Do we think that by claiming global climate change is false, we will steward the creation better for those we don’t abort? And do we think that by banning people, especially Muslims, from entering America, we will reduce the threat of terror, or will we simply turn moderates and people on the border of fanaticism into extremists who hate us?