The pro life movement is a movement which encourages women to carry all pregnancies to full term whenever possible.
What Pro Life Really Means
When you look at the name of the pro life movement, you have to admit that it’s a little silly, isn’t it? After all, all of us are pro life, aren’t we? We aren’t actively TRYING to die every day. Imagine if there was a pro death movement. Of course, if you asked a pro life supporter what they might call a pro choice supporter, they might say they are pro death.
Pro life movements support the life of the child in the womb, with the understanding that life begins the moment the child is conceived. In the eyes of the pro life movement, each child that is aborted has been murdered, which is a child in the eyes of the law as well as in the eyes of many religions.
Though pro life isn’t always linked with a religious organization, this is quite common. As the commandments of Christianity tell people not to kill others, the support for the movement is strong when you have God on your side.
Extending Beyond Abortion
Some, not all, pro life supporters also think that certain birth control options should also be outlawed, like Plan B and other emergency contraception. In taking these pills, it is though that a baby might be prevented from living, which still seems like murder in their eyes. The Catholic Church supports the banning of birth control as well as of abortions for the very reason that these steps can murder a child and prevent it from coming into existence.
The pro life movement began at about the same time that the pro choice movement began – coincidence? Not at all. And while Roe vs. Wade did pass, the pro life movement continues to try to get this ruling overturned in order to stop abortions from occurring.