Shane Claiborne has often tweeted, “I wish the Democrats cared more about life before birth, and I wish the Republicans cared more about life after birth.”

Me too.

Following Jesus makes me pro-life. I find I am more pro-life than many pro-life people.

For me, pro-life means:

  • Opposing abortion, especially as a means of birth control.
  • Opposing capital punishment. 
  • Opposing war. All war.
  • Opposing all forms of violence
  • Promoting universal healthcare that includes mental health treatment 
  • Eliminating food deserts.
  • Providing safe, affordable housing for everyone.
  • Banning guns except in the hands of trained, vetted and licensed persons
  • Promoting environmentalism – clean air, clean water, less plastic, recycling everything possible, drastically lowering dependency on fossil fuels, promoting clean energy and renewable resources
  • Providing green spaces and recreational areas
  • Providing proper sanitation and clean drinking water worldwide
  • Doing whatever is necessary to reverse global warming
  • Alleviating poverty
  • Alleviating all forms of bigotry, including racism
  • Reforming police agencies
  • Reuniting families
  • Providing drug and alcohol treatment
  • Promoting alternative sentencing for nonviolent offenders
  • Prison reform
  • Revamping exploitative capitalism
  • Standing up against injustice and on the side of the marginalized 
  • Treating others with respect
  • Refusing to manipulate or coerce
  • Welcoming strangers, foreigners, the poor, and the displaced

If you’re going to be pro-life, be pro-life, not just anti-abortion. 

About Dr. Larry Taylor

Radical Anabaptist Jesus Freak Red Letter Christian, sailor, thinker, pastor, teacher, chaplain, counselor, husband, father, grandfather

Posted on August 30, 2020, in anabaptist, Bible Teaching, Christianity, creation, Jesus, Justice, Kingdom Life, kingdom of God, Peace Shalom Hesed, Spirituality. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. YES, YES, & YES!


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