After marching in the march for life, many criticisms surrounding the diversity of the movement arose from several news sources. Some accusing only Catholic students from catholic schools being bused in from across the country for the event. Although many religious people are very involved in the Pro-Life movement, there are minority groups that also support the movement that just aren't as widely recognized by the media. After doing some research, three groups really stood out to me. The first group was PLAGAL or the Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians. The second group, the Atheist and Agnostic Pro-Life League. And the third, Secular Pro-Life. There were a couple of comments last time about including non-religious arguments for pro-life and I think these three organizations are perfect examples of those who might not believe in a divine being but still hold firm pro-life beliefs.
The pro-life movement is not a religious movement. The pro-life movement is a human rights movement. There are many religious people that support this cause but it is not because it is found in the bible or because their priest or pastor told them to do so. As a religious person myself, I can say that I am pro-life because I think it is a violation of human rights to kill an unborn child, and many others feel this way as well. I am not going to dive into each of these organizations in this post but I will do separate posts on each of the three listed above in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please enjoy the following videos to gain a little perspective on the diverse perspectives of the pro-life movement.