So last week, I posted about a group that is part of the pro-life movement but doesn't get much attention from the media and the general public which has created a very stereotypical "pro-life" supporter that I described in my previous post. To continue shedding light on pro-life groups that are often swept under the rug, today I am going to share some thoughts on the Secular Pro-Life movement because, one, I don't think it gets the attention it truly deserves, and two, because I think this part of the pro-life movement is essential to creating a "pro-life" culture.
As stated on their website: "Secular Pro-Life is a group for pro-life atheists, agnostics, humanists--any pro-life secularists. Part of our mission is to create a space for non-religious pro-lifers to gather and discuss our perspective on abortion within the context of our secularism." To me, this group seems particularly important. I think that many people who are not involved in the pro-life movement use the "it's because of their religion that they're pro-life and that's a separation between church and state issue" as a means to shut up the pro-life movement.
Monica Snyder is a pro-life atheist and I think she makes a very good point against the opposition's attacks stating that the Pro-Life Movement is based on religion.
Here I would just like to insert a personal aside. I am not pro-life because of my religion, I am pro-life because of my morals. My morals may be fundamentally aligned with my religion but it is not because of a religious doctrine that I am pro-life. There are many non-religious pro-life people just like there are many religious pro-abortion people.
While Secular Prolife hasn't made a huge impression on the general public, I think that within the pro-life movement, this group is really making a difference and changing hearts one heart at a time. If you would like to to learn more about Secular Prolife, check out the link below and please enjoy a few videos that I've shared from them!