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Those “Hateful” Pro-Lifers

Posted by Eric (May 11, 2006 at 4:51 pm)

Who are the ones spreading hate, again?I want to alert readers of Square Zero that I’ve just published an article at Generations for Life addressing the notion that pro-lifers, especially we pro-life activists, are “filled with hate” in all that we do. This is the first installment in a series of articles debunking the myths that people believe about pro-lifers and the pro-life movement. (You can read the introduction to the series here.) Comments welcome here or at Generations for Life.

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2 Responses to “Those “Hateful” Pro-Lifers”

  1. Kathy says:

    I think anyone who claims that either pro-lifers or pro-choicers are full of hate because of the camp they belong to is…full of hate. Every group is comprised of individuals with varying opinions and personal attitudes. My own belief is that one should not abort, but that one must pray and come to one’s own conviction about it, not spending one’s time telling everyone of a different opinion that they are wrong.

    Comment posted August 22nd, 2006 at 2:26 pm
  2. Eric says:

    Kathy—I certainly agree with you that you can’t judge an individual based on the group they belong to and that within groups there are lots of different beliefs and attitudes.

    But when you say that one should “not [spend] one’s time telling everyone of a different opinion that they are wrong,” I have to disagree. If one has come to a conviction that abortion is wrong, doesn’t one have an obligation to try to persuade others to that view?

    Should those who opposed slavery have kept quiet about the issue? Would it have been an adequate response simply not to own a slave? Or were they right to organize the abolitionist movement?

    If abortion is wrong, it’s wrong because it takes the life of an innocent human being. That’s not something we ought to keep quiet about.

    Comment posted August 23rd, 2006 at 1:01 pm
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