The abortion battle is one of the biggest “us” versus “them” struggles in modern history. Pitted against one another are two groups of people who believe they are fighting for human rights (definitions vary, of course). With the help of social media, both sides have managed to create one big lump of a common enemy, forgetting that every individual on both sides is just that – an individual.
Earlier this year, we witnessed the pro-abortion media wade through thousands of cheerful Marchers for Life to snap a picture of a professional antagonizer harassing a high school student. And their deliberate presentation of the incident did exactly what they wanted it to – deepen the rifts between the two sides and even strike division among pro-life advocates.
Saddened by everyone’s enthusiasm to swallow the Covington story, a pro-life attendee of the San Francisco Walk for Life embarked on a project. Students for Life leader, Anna Ibañez, posted:
In response to a misinterpreted photo that went viral after the Washington DC National Pro-Life March, I made it my mission at the San Francisco Walk for Life to reveal the reality of what the pro-life movement is. It is good. It is true. It is beautiful.
We are Pro-Life. We are women and men who span racial, political, religious, spiritual, age, and gender barriers. We are diverse, dynamic, passionate, joyful, competent, compassionate, and courageous. What unites us is our humanity. Our common dream is to live in a world where the equal right to life is given to every human being. We won’t go away and we won’t stop until it becomes a reality.
These are some of the faces and stories in the pro-life movement today.
It’s a pro-life photo project on Facebook that beautifully showcases the humanity and diversity of the pro-life movement. On many of the photos, there is a short blurb about the individual pictured.
If nothing else, endeavors like these are peaceful gestures that remind us all never to overlook the humanity of one another. In our everyday lives, there are tons of opportunities like this photo project to bring the individual back into the conversation about abortion.