I am confused by the absolute silence of the pro-life movement concerning the inhumane treatment of infants and children being held in cages on our Southern border. Why are they not expressing their outrage of ripping children away from their parents and family members and caging them in concentration camp like conditions?
Pro-birth does not equate to pro-life. When the pro-lifers remain silent as they watch young children being treated worse than stray dogs and cats it tells me all I need to know about their morality and humanity.
In the 10th chapter of Gospel of John, Jesus said that He came that we might have life in all its fullness. When I read that passage I understand that life in all its fullness includes sufficient food and shelter and all the other necessary resources to have a full and complete life.
That’s why I agree with Sister Joan Chittister. Those claiming to be Pro-Life need to be more than just Pro-Birth. They need to be truly Pro-Life. And that includes supporting policies that ensure a child has those vital resources necessary for a full and complete life.
Until this is done, Pro-Life is an intentional misnomer, a movement both spiritually suspect and morally indefensible.