You are always free to voice your opinion, but no accusations please. The question calls for open dialogue on what it means to be pro-life. As a matter of fact, as a catholic-christian, i do not believe in abortion with the exception of life and death situations/extreme cases where that is, deemed absolutely necessary. But if children are born in poverty and there is no option to them that is, in healthcare (remember they do need someone to take care, and look after their well-being) then their life is shortened because of health related issues.
One can argue on wars because some are necessary for the safety of citizens and a country; and others are debatable. So, some deaths are inevitable. But why is it that we cannot protect children and give them a decent life as best as possible by ensuring only those who are destitute will be able to have an option in heealthcare where their needs can be met adequately? After birth are their lives no longer significant?
You know it's always easy to be defensive but remember life should always be valued, and once we stop measuring things through a narrow prism then our perspectives on certain things may change.
@ Tinkerbell09 i know it's a complex issue and the opinions will vary, but i think it is an important dialogue that will cause people to think more. I did not expect everyone to agree with anything, but i suspect that this could provide an avenue for people to grow and learn.
I just thought it was quite interesting that people often veiw being pro-life as be against abortion, but not being for anything else.I may disagree with you on some principles but i respect you being pro-choice and being for the death penalty, as well. It is certainly true that children/people can die whether or not they have healthcare however, based on numerous reports and statistics more individuals appear to die because of the lack of healthcare. Remember some people put off going to the doctor because of the expenses and sometimes miss important diagnosis. I think it would be disingenuous to think that we have a level social strata or playing field for that matter that allows those with limited resources to have many options. If one life can be saved then it is still a life, and that should be valued.