The pro-abortion movement often characterizes pro-lifers as hypocritical for only caring about babies “before they’re born.” It’s a falsehood thrown at pro-lifers, despite the reality that the majority of services for women in crisis pregnancy and beyond are faith-based, pro-life organizations.
Beyond the countless faith-based adoption agencies and non-profits dedicated to helping women and families, this narrative ignores that there are many outside of the Christian community participating in the pro-life movement.
Writer and Anglican priest Tish Harrison Warren decimated these mistruths in a piece published by Christianity Today, asserting that “one must intentionally ignore vast swaths of the pro-life movement” to believe they don’t care for babies after birth or come from only one demographic group.
There are millions of people globally who advocate for the unborn and also support women, children, and those in poverty. They include the religious and non-religious, gay and straight people, people of all races and ethnicities, and, yes, both men and women (in basically equal numbers).
Harrison provides a number of pro-life groups that directly contradict the pro-abortion narrative, including:
- Anglicans for Life
- Feminists for Life
- Secular, liberal demographics
- Pro-life alliance of gays and lesbians
- Latinos for Life
- Black Americans for Life
- New Wave Feminists
- Consistent Life Network
- Democrats for Life
With partial thanks to medical and scientific advancements, the facts are increasingly one the side of pro-life arguments—and shining a new light on the truth about abortion.
Yet, they continue to try and spread this lie—thanks to social media, however, it’s getting harder to do. Literally thousands of individuals sent replies to this tweet, answering this woman’s seemingly rhetorical question.
Here is a small sample of the overwhelming response:
If she was aiming for a “gotcha,” it was an epic fail.
It’s time for an honest debate about abortion. Eliminate the false stereotypes and elevate the discourse. Both sides won’t magically agree, but there is a chance we’ll help more women make truly informed choices by knowing there is HELP for them and their child long after giving birth.
As Warren ended her piece: “Let’s put that cliché to rest. Because like all clichés, it obscures as much as it reveals.”