Sunday, April 11, 2010
A Culture of Life
"Give The Gift Of Life"
"It's About Life"
"Save a Life!"
If you're at all involved in the abortion "debate", slogans that are similar to these should sound very familiar to you. The side of the abortion debate that masquerades as "pro-life" uses similar slogans all the time. They claim that they're saving lives, that they're on the side of life, and that they are the ones who are promoting a "culture of life".
However, the slogans that I just listed are not from anti-choice groups. They're from Florida Blood Services, the organization that helped me donate blood last Friday.
Now, although the anti-choice movement and blood donation centers have similar slogans (and, to those who are very misguided, similar ideals), these two groups could not be further apart. Only one of these groups is truly on the side of life, only one of these groups is truly saving lives, and only one of these groups is actually promoting a culture of life. Which group is that, you ask? Do I really have to say it?
Now, many anti-choicers seem to be confused about how to promote a culture of life. It seems that, for some of them, promoting a culture of life includes:
1) Taking away people's liberty.
2) Harassing doctors and their patients
3) Lying to others.
4) Enforcing laws that kill women.
5) Killing doctors.
Now, I don't know about you, but I don't think any of those things are promoting a culture of life. Here's what I think promotes a real culture of life:
How to promote a culture of life:
1) Donate blood
2) Become a vegetarian or vegan.
3) Do not promote restrictions on health care
4) Do not promote laws that do nothing but kill.
5) Volunteer to help those who are less fortunate or less privileged than you are.
6) Donate to a charity.
7) Adopt an animal in need.
8) Volunteer to help animals in need.
9) Protect liberty (and yes, that does include reproductive liberty).
10) Show your appreciation for people who save lives. Thank them.
At least, that's how I like to promote a culture of life. What do you do to really promote a culture of life?