Pro-life movement must focus on abortion

The pro-life movement has been effective because of its sharp focus on the grave evil of abortion in modern society, something that can lose consensus when it is spread out into a number of other issues.

This consensus embraces a broad spectrum of people, not only Catholics or Christians, but followers of all religions and even non-believers, the bishop said, because the matter of life beginning at conception is a “scientific fact.”

“That’s been something interesting I saw during the debate of the legalization of abortion in Argentina, where you saw a large confluence of different religions coming together in the defense of the unborn and the mother, including many atheists who insisted that they were participating in rallies or debates because of God,” he said.

For those who accept the Judeo-Christian view of the person as created in God’s image and likeness, Umbers suggested, the common witness must be unequivocal.