In the book, Civil Dialogue on Abortion, Mannenin, who is pro-choice, and Mulder, who is pro-life, seek to model the type of deep and respectful conversations that should be taking place between people of conviction.
A promise to care for the living.
You can either identify yourself as being pro-life or pro-choice. No one is usually afforded a third option— you are either for abortion or you are against it. Pro-life always means anti-abortion, but what if this isn’t all that it could mean for our Christian communities?
I’m pro-life. I always have been. However, it hasn’t been until more recently that I’ve begun to realize that being pro-life means a great deal more than simply how one votes on Election Day every four years.
For me, being pro-life means taking seriously that God intended blessing on all “that has the breath of life in it.” A critical part of that is our calling to know intimately the other “living creatures.”