"I am done making excuses for the pro-life movement."
November 7, 2012 2:01 PM Subscribe
How I Lost Faith In The Pro-Life Movement
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: "What I want to share here is how I came to this realization. And if you, reader, are one of those who opposes abortion because you believe it is murder and you want to save the lives of unborn babies, well, I hope to persuade you that the pro-life movement is not actually your ally in this, that you have been misled, and that you would be more effective in decreasing the number of abortions that occur if you were to side with pro-choice progressives. If this is you, please hear me out before shaking your head."
The author, Libby Anne
"As a brief introduction, I was raised in a large homeschooling family influenced by the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements. I grew up an evangelical Christian, though with some fundamentalist aspects. I found my beliefs challenged in college and am today an atheist and a feminist...
...If you’re just here because you liked my article on the pro-life movement, I’d invite you to stick around because I have several followup posts already planned and in the works, including posts tentatively called “Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion, or Anti-Choice? Sorting through the Labels,” “What Being Pro-Life Would Look Like,” and “Science, Young Earth Creationism, and the Pro-Life Movement.”"
These are her follow-up posts since this piece "went viral" a week and a half ago:
*A Response to Objections on My Pro-Life Movement Post
*Seven Recent Articles on Abortion Worth Reading
*More on Laws and Abortion
: A Response to Marc of "Bad Catholic" (another blog on Patheos)
*If You Don’t Want a Baby, Just Don’t Have Sex?
*Okay Then, Let's Talk About Natural Family Planning
The rebuttals so far on Bad Catholic
*How I Lost Faith In The Pro-life Movement: Rebuttal Up In Hurrrrr (Part 1)
*All Banning Abortion Does Is Make It Unsafe (Rebuttal Part 2)
*Does Contraception Reduce the Abortion Rate? (Rebuttal Part 3)