THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE CULTURE OF LIFE
BEING PRO-LIFE BUT NOT NECESSARILY RELIGIOUS
November 3, 2015
Here is very useful information about our pro-life convictions.
non-religious reasons to be pro-life
October 29, 2015 (LiveActionNews) -- A common misconception
is that the pro-life movement is a religious one. While the
pro-life movement has its religious members, there is a considerable
secular following as well, for several reasons.
Here are four non-religious reasons to be pro-life…
To debate “personhood” is a spiritual, moral,
or philosophical argument. While “personhood”
is an abstract argument, “life” is not. Undisputed
science, from a host of sources, states that life begins at
It’s also important to note the quickness at which a
child develops. Substantial development takes place even within
the first 12 weeks.
First trimester fetal developmental milestones pulled from
Mayo Clinic, include:
Fertilization & implantation (process begins approximately
2 weeks from last menstrual period): formation of a new
single celled entity, placenta begins to form
- Week 3 (5 weeks from LMP): brain, spinal cord, and other
organs begin to form.
- Week 4: (6 weeks from LMP): facial features begin to appear,
baby’s heart pumps blood
- Week 9 (11 weeks from LMP): genitals develop
The start of life is an undisputed fact and is an effective
and just measure from which to shape policy.
2. Pro-life Laws Improve Women’s Health
Pro-abortionists claim that pro-lifers disregard women’s
health. They also add that if abortion was illegal, the procedure
would be performed, regardless – the only difference
being that it would be performed under dangerous, substandard
First of all, you can’t have it both ways. If the fear
is that abortion’s illegality would make the procedure
more dangerous, then why object to laws that hold abortion
clinics to higher standards and consequently protect women’s
health? Secondly, as Live Action News has previously reported,
there is substantial evidence to demonstrate that pro-life
laws protect women’s health. A study published in the
British Medical Journal shows that Mexican states with “less
permissive” abortion laws experienced lower maternal
mortality rates from abortion complications. A Stanford University
study shows lower rates of abortion complications for American
states with those same types of laws.
Pro-life laws help, not hurt.
3. The Constitution
Scott v. Sanford, Plessy v. Ferguson, Pace v. Alabama.
The Supreme Court has gotten it wrong before.
“Abortion” is not mentioned in the Constitution.
The procedure was legalized by determining that it fell under
an implied right to privacy found within the Fourteenth Amendment.
“Privacy” is not mentioned in the Constitution
Even abortion advocates and sympathizers criticize the Roe
v. Wade decision for numerous reasons, including the
Justices’ broad definition of privacy. For many, the
decision remains a prime example of Supreme Court overreach
and legislation from the bench. Ronald Reagan said it best.
In Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation he wrote,
“Our nationwide policy of abortion-on-demand through
all nine months of pregnancy was neither voted for by our
people nor enacted by our legislators–not a single state
had such unrestricted abortion before the Supreme Court decreed
it to be national policy in 1973.”
4. Domino Effect
If personhood can be removed from preborn lives, what’s
to stop us from removing it from others? We live in a world
where “post-birth abortion”, the murder of newborns,
is gaining popularity.
It’s heartbreaking that Congress has to pass a law that
says children who survive abortions must be provided standard
advocacy is a slippery slope and opens doors to other injustices.
We’re already aware of the racism and discrimination
inherent in the institution: blacks and children with disabilities
are aborted disproportionately more. More recently, we’ve
been made aware of the trafficking of body parts. It’s
frightening to think of what’s next.
Reprinted with permission from Live Action News.