What Does "Pro-Life" Mean?
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Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of the organization Priests for Life, and
endorser of the CL Mission Statement, was interviewed in the Jan. 17 issue of
The Tidings, the newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Pavone said the term "pro-life" was coined back in 1973 to define what people
opposed to abortion stood for. But over the past 30 years, it has evolved to
mean more than just anti-abortion, he said.
"These three decades have shown us how comprehensive the term 'pro-life' can
be," Pavone said. "Roe v. Wade is not just a bad decision; it is a poison which
seeps into the soil of our culture and gives rise to many dangerous weeds.
...All life issues are interrelated. The linkages among issues - like abortion,
contraception, euthanasia, war, capital punishment, poverty, health care, etc. -
give rise to the consistent ethic of life."