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 prolife 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.
More Than One Option
The pro life movement does recognize that those women who have gotten pregnant accidentally might not be ready to become mothers. Some groups offer the women a chance to give their babies up for adoption or they might provide support services to help a woman raise a child on her own. Families might also step in to help with the child if the woman is too young to work or she might still be in school. Pro life doesn’t necessarily mean the woman needs to raise the child until this child is eighteen; they only need to raise it until the child is out of the womb. The St. Joseph Parish Respect Life Committee was reactivated on January 29, 2012. Their goal is to promote the respect for life from conception to natural death. If you are interested in joining the committee or need additional information on events, please contact the parish office at 573-358-2112. Someone will contact you.