Looking ahead not just to 2008 but beyond, Ragan said she was greatly encouraged by the willingness of pro-lifers
to utilize the latest information technologies.
The most significant gain pro-lifers
have made is in the debate over partial-birth abortion, where Democrats switched their votes in droves, becoming converts to the pro-life cause on this issue.
It's a daunting prospect, but after working side-by-side with National Right to Life's superstar pro-lifers
, we're ready for it.
To take maximum advantage pro-lifers
are simultaneously looking straight ahead--to the 2012 elections--and to either side--to passing protective legislation in both the state legislatures and in Congress.
Secondly, there was a World Magazine piece by Marvin Olasky which criticized pro-lifers
who display abortion imagery and who liken abortion to the Holocaust, emphasizing a need for a less controversial approach.
I check Facebook routinely, and I tailor the list of "feeds" (information and links that other people are posting) to see what pro-lifers
I know are talking about.
For dedicated pro-lifers
however, there is no "we are beyond abortion" to think of; after all we are talking here of the taking of innocent human lives at the request of their mothers and fathers by men and women originally dedicated to life and healing.
Just last week, I had occasion to speak to a Catholic priest precisely about the gestational controversy among some Catholic pro-lifers
But I would guess that most pro-lifers
tend to be economic conservatives who take a dim view of those who are on any form of taxpayer-funded assistance, with unwed mothers at the top of the list.
But do the pro-lifers
accept that there is another side to the story?
Michelman thinks the tide turned against her in the mid-1990s, when pro-lifers
began running ads with the message, "Life, What a Beautiful Choice.
President Judie Brown of the American Life League laments that many pro-lifers
have become "Republicans first and pro-life next.