Abortion clearly needs to be stopped. There are many ways abortion is done. Some of them are obvious ways, some of them, such as the destruction of embryos which were conceived by IVF, are often ignored. Indeed, many people who are opposed to abortion seem rather unconcerned about IVF and the multitude of human persons who have been destroyed because of its practice.
But here we are, and there is another March for Life. It’s a good idea, it’s an important thing to be concerned about. However, here are my questions:In the March for Life, do other life concerns other than abortion ever get spoken about? If so, is it more than just a nominal nod? Is there, for example, any discussion on the dignity of the human person and the implications of that dignity? Is there any discussion of the sanctify of all life (sin does not make one evil, nor does being a sinner undermine the holiness of that person’s life)? And is there any discussion on the need to work for the dignity of life in all of its stages, and not just its preservation? I do not know. I’ve not participated in the March; but whenever I see it discussed, the only concern I see people have is abortion. If it is a March for LIFE, why is abortion the only thing ever discussed? How many people who are anti-abortion still give in to other aspects of the culture of death? And how can abortion ever be stopped if the underlying ideology which allows for it continues to be accepted?