From: Bernard F. McNab
From now until the national election, most of us will hear many speeches of office seekers, read many news articles, be involved in many conversations, and read many letters to the editor about pro-life. What is pro-life? In my opinion, to be pro-life, a person has to advocate all 15 principles listed below. A person can be in favor of, or push for one or more of these life issues, but unless they hold all of them to be essential, they cannot claim to be pro-life. Quality of life is a life issue also and equal quality of life is a necessary goal if a person campaigns for, or says they are, pro-life. People who profess to be pro-life will:
1. Promote the protection of the life of unborn children.
2. Reverse climate change that threatens the lives of millions.
3. Further policies that safeguard the rights of immigrants and refugees.
4. Advance ideas and laws to protect the aged, the ill, and the disabled.
5. Be opposed to euthanasia and assisted suicide.
6. Oppose racism in every form.
7. Work against existing capital punishment and capital punishment in the future.
8. Protect workers’ rights.
9. Counteract poverty and the inequalities of wealth.
10. Promote policies that foster male-female marriage and family life.
11. Seek universal nuclear disarmament.
12. Respect and desire religious liberty.
13. Work to end pollution of the air, soil, water, and all our natural environments.
14. Seek to end all means of terror, violence, and war.
15. Extol the best education that is affordable for everyone.