|WFLWC 2014 Attendance Broke Records|
Most years we write a blog post filled with photos examining the religious nature of the Walk for Life West Coast, and the anti-religious nature of its counter-protesters. However, this year we had the honor of speaking at the Walk on behalf of Secular Pro-Life, so this year the blog posts are about that experience.
The following is the text of Secular Pro-Life’s speech, complete with links to more information. (You can watch SPL’s video of the speech here.)
I’m a member of Secular Pro-life – a group that doesn’t exist! Well, okay, we do exist but apparently we’re not supposed to. According to our opposition, the
pro-life movement is based solely on religion–yet here we are, Secular
Pro-Life, using secular arguments, using science. This seems to irritate some
vs. freedom, to be dogma vs. progress, because it distracts from the real
issue. So they’ll go on about religious sexism and they’ll ignore anti-abortion feminists like, I don’t know, Susan B. Anthony. They will talk about puritanical
views on sex while ignoring the human rights atrocity of murder in the womb!
They will talk all day about how there’s no proof of a human soul, but they’ll
skip the part where there is plenty of proof of a new human life!
abortion rights advocates to freak out. Because we take away their favorite
distraction: their anti-religion bigotry. We show the Pro-Life movement is not
just about religion–it’s about human rights, it’s about science, and science
says abortion kills humans!
fact that brain waves can start at 6 weeks. You put those two together, that
means 2/3rds of abortions kill human beings with heartbeats and brainwaves. And
do you know how I know? Because the biology
textbook tells me so!
this is a debate about life and death. And we’re promoting life, they’re
promoting death. It’s like Coke vs Pepsi—we’re Coke, they’re Pepsi, but instead
of Pepsi they use rat poison. It’s Coke vs. rat poison! They can have the
coolest cans, they can have the funniest commercials, but in the end it’s still
a can of rat poison! When you peel
away the glossy ad, the pro-choice position offers death. Nothing more.
empowerment, and that can be very appealing. I mean I’m all for freedom! I am all
for female empowerment. I believe women should have the same opportunities as
men—for education, for career, for balancing family life, all of it. We should
be creating a society that allows that. But! Creating that society—an equal society—is tricky, because biology
has dealt the sexes different hands. Women bear the children. That takes time,
energy, resources—in some ways that makes life more difficult for us than for
solutions take work. They take complicated changes, and abortion tries to
short circuit the whole process. The abortion-on-demand mentality tells me, “Sure,
you can have the same opportunities as men! All you have to do is kill your offspring!!” That’s the
decision I’m left with? That’s choice?? That’s equality?
and nothing to offer in terms of science, so they change the subject to
“freedom from religion.” That’s why Secular Pro-Life makes pro-choicers so
strength of the Pro-Life message to all people, regardless of religious belief.
The fact that I have no religion and I’m still passionately pro-life means We!
like we don’t exist. Doesn’t matter! The tide turned years ago. Now it’s
lifting all of our boats. As of last year, 58% of Americans said they think abortion
should generally be illegal. And that holds true for the youngest generation,
even though we’re the least religious. And do you know why? Because it’s not
just about religion; it’s about human
supposed to get tired! Sick of being misconstrued! Sick of being mocked! You were supposed to quit! In ’84 or
’94, or 2004. And yet here we are, 2014, larger
than everI And why is that? It’s because people like you and me take
action, large and small. We turn words and ideas into deeds. And that’s why
we’re growing and they’re shrinking, and it’s making them desperate!
signs today, they’ve got nothing
left! They’re going to scream about theocracy, about Christian “fascism,” about
the pro-life movement being a bunch of religious old men. You know what? The
pro-life movement does have a bunch of religious old men, and I say “great!” We
welcome religious old men, we welcome
everyone! Religious, secular, men,
women, young, old—I have a pro-life friend who’s ambidextrous! Yeah!
you believe in God? Great, come on in! You don’t believe in God? Great, come on
in! You’re not sure about God? Great, come on in! Everyone who recognizes the
horror of abortion is welcome here!
offense….actually, I think General Patton said that, but Mother Teresa would
agree, and that’s Secular Pro-Life, we’re on the offense. We’re writing and
walking and talking and blogging about everything science has to say about
life. We love, a good, secular-based debate, if only we could get one! All
pro-choicers want to do is talk about religion.
abortion he’d have to explain how “abortion violates some principle that is
accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.”
better than forceps and saline solution. Why the pro-life movement is right,
and abortion is wrong! Why you should choose Coke, not rat poison! Stop by