There has been a recent movement centered around broadening the “Pro-Life” movement to focus on more than the efforts to save the unborn and help mothers. This movement wants to expand the term to an ideology which encompasses all things that might be considered “For Life.”
Many in this movement believe that those who are pro-life must also be anti-torture, anti-euthanasia, anti-prejudice in the justice system, anti-unjust treatment of prisoners, anti-animal cruelty, anti-environmental degradation, anti-unjust and/or illogical wars, and the list goes on. The argument boils down to this: If you are anti-abortion you must be anti-x, y, and z for your worldview to be consistent.
In this episode of Acerbic Review, we dissect this argument and why it falls flat.