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What Being Pro-Life Means to Me

"Life is God's gift to us, and we are called to foster the well-being of all the living, protecting from harm the unborn and the weak, the poor and the vulnerable." (Our World Belongs to God, stanza 11b)

What does it mean to "foster the well-being of all the living"? It means speaking up against abortion in a way that honors the lives of all involved (fetus, mother, father, community), certainly. Could it also mean valuing the lives of Syrian refugees? Or convicts? Or victims of human trafficking? Or Native Americans? Or Palestinian children? What does it mean to hold the label "pro-life" with integrity? 

What does being pro-life mean to you? Over this fall, we'll hear various writers respond to that question. Sign up here to receive weekly email updates in your inbox. 

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See posts that have already been shared in this series: 

What Being Pro-Life Means to Me, Shannon Jammal-Hollemans (unborn children)  

What Being Pro-Life Means to Me- Andy Hanson (prisoners)

What Being Pro-Life Means to Me- Chris Eakin (people with disabilities)

What Being Pro-Life Means to Me- Christy Berghoef (people affected by US drone warfare)

Pro-Love and People with Disabilities- Shiao Chong 

Welcoming Refugees- Theresa Roosendaal

Proclaiming Good News to the Poor- Peter Vander Meulen

Physician-assisted Suicide- Mark Stephenson

Women on the Margins- Sara

Care for the Elderly- Jenny Siebring deGroot

Foster Care- Katie Hickok Mannebach 

Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America- Anna Vogt

Porn- Bev Sterk

Refugee Crisis in the Mediterranean- JJ TenClay

Death Penalty- Heather Beaudoin 

Palestinian Farmers- Liz Tolkamp

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women- Michelle Nieviadomy

Undocumented Immigrants- Brenda Cuellar

Earthkeeping- Steve Bouma-Prediger

Indigenous Peoples- Mike Hogeterp

Wrap-up post: Shalom Seeking- Kate Kooyman