I've often wondered this. What is the meaning of Pro-life?
The only time I ever see it applied is with unborn babies. Surely, most people would argue that abortion isn't the best option. We all hope that one would pick to carry out the pregnancy and give the baby up for adoption. But that isn't our choice to project onto people.
How come this "pro-life" movement doesn't carry over to the people that are already living?
Think about all the groups that the pro-lifers conveniently ignore....
--People that live with chronic disease. Getting back to the argument against Universal Healthcare. How come we can't all agree that these people need to be taken care of so they can have a better quality of life?
--People with mental disease. Many times these folks are homeless, broken. People make cruel jokes and insist that these people did this to themselves. And they dont' realize that a good portion of the homeless are veteran's that the system neglected. We are so patriotic when we send these people off, yet when they come back we can't be bothered to treat them for all of the horrors they experienced for our freedom.
--Convicts. I am not arguing whether the death penalty is appropriate. That's another arguement for another day. However, it's odd to me how pro-lifers can be for the death penalty. If all lives are worth saving, then shouldn't convicts be included in that. And what about the people that are wrongly convicted... surely some of them fall through the cracks.
--Children put up for adoption. - They don't always get warm, loving homes. Alot of times they are put into foster homes that aren't ideal. If they're children that aren't coveted, they get pushed aside. AND.. now that we are trying to make it illegal for gay parents to adopt, this leaves more children unloved.
Please, please explain this to me.