We seek to contrast two visions of reality and morality and demonstrate how one vision, the Christian view, centered on God, leads to the Humane and dignified treatment of human beings, while the other view, centered on man, leads to the inhumane and undignified treatment of human beings.
I have been hesitant to throw myself fully in support of any specific pro-life organization. That ends now. Abolish Human Abortion (hereafter A//∀) is a movement which I feel no qualms about putting myself behind. Their mission is stated fairly simply:
Following in the footsteps of former abolitionist movements, we aim to end one of the greatest human miseries and moral evils to ever be entrenched in our world. To this end we seek to encourage informed, rigorous, and consistent thought and action in response to the rampant occurrence of abortion within our community. We seek to instigate discussion centered on whether or not the legally sanctioned system of human abortion-on-demand is just (and we think it is not…), to inspire pro-life individuals to become more assertive and actively involved in the adherence to and expression of a way of life that is truly in favor of life. (A//∀, who we are)
So why do I like this movement so much? Look again at the quote at the beginning of this post. A//∀ is not just about ending human abortion. Instead, it is about the clash of worldviews inherent in the debate. One is the Christian worldview, which values human life in all stages, wanted or unwanted, considered ‘valuable’ or not. The other is the humanistic worldview. This worldview, by removing inherent human value and focusing instead upon a spectrum of valuation, undermines the equality of humans and ultimately defaces humanity.
A//∀ focuses upon this clash between worldviews and grounds itself thoroughly in evangelical Christianity. It presents a challenge to churches to cease their silence and rise up for the helpless. By placing the debate about abortion squarely in the realm of a clash of worldviews, I think that A//∀ does an excellent job of focusing the debate upon whole views, rather than specific issues. As such, the debate is broadened while also being focused. The debate is broadened in the sense that it becomes about worldviews as total pictures of reality as opposed to just the specific arguments for and against abortion. However, it is also focused because this view points out the fact that people’s positions on abortion are part of their worldview and interpreted through their outlook of reality.
I therefore support A//∀ and its efforts to end the genocide occurring across the world.
The Blog for A//∀- check out A//∀’s blog which has a number of excellent posts.
Pro-Life- my own series of posts on pro-life issues.