According to this writer, if you are not a pacifist, you can’t be pro-life.
I’m not a pacifist. And I’m pro-life. I don’t see why this is incongruous.
I don’t support every war. Were I told a particular war was being waged exclusively against civilians or exclusively against women and children, I’d oppose it. It seems to me that “just war” theory does not support every single combat mission.
Pro-lifers recognize the womb is a place of protection, and abortion makes it into a war zone against someone who is entirely helpless.
I’m open to hearing others’ arguments, and I’m aware of at least one pro-life group that is against any and all killing no matter where it occurs. In my mind, their position is extreme though I am happy to stand beside them to combat abortion.
Still, I stand by my “pro-war” pro-life position. Seems a bit simple-minded to me to imply war and abortion situations are one and the same.by