As an atheist, I routinely work with my Christian friends to end the tragedy of abortion. Incredibly, the path we walk often winds through a desolate and barren landscape. Prior to reaching out to these few good men and women, I was under the impression that I would be overwhelmed by the daily activity of those who follow a deity founded on a clear set of principles underscored by the sanctity of human life. I couldn’t have been more mistaken.

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I understand that pro-life atheists are as difficult to find as unicorns and leprechauns, but I fully expected to fill my calendar with a myriad of pro-life events sponsored by churches and the clergy that lead them. I wondered if there would be room for me given the outpouring of support that would surely result from the urgent need to meet the demands of their calling. What I discovered only furthered my loss of ‘faith’ in humanity.


When we aren’t fighting to end abortion, the end of abortion is being delayed.


Just like atheists must deny the central foundations of science to support abortion, Christians must deny the central tenets of their gospel, the very word of their God. Pro-abortion atheists must reject the science that unequivocally demonstrates through direct observation and measurement that every human life begins at fertilization. Christians must not only deny this simple truth, but also the commandment of the God they claim is infallible and omnipotent. According to their beliefs, they do this at great peril to their souls. Yet they persist in either supporting the right of a mother to kill her child — one of their God’s own children, or doing little to nothing to protect them.

Pro-Life Activist Arrest

But all is not lost. Although there are relatively few Christians who will lift a finger to end the killing (and far fewer atheists), the minority that do labor on behalf of those scheduled to die today are motivated like no other group of people I have met — for any cause.

If you are a Christian and truly believe the word of your God, not just the word of your religious leaders, I implore you to not let this atheist do more to protect His children than you do. Imagine standing for your judgement and having to explain why an atheist fought harder to protect defenseless children than you did.

If you are ready to shake your apathy and bear a heavier cross, please visit Get Serious Church and start walking the walk.

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Posted by cultureshift

A plea to win the hearts of those who choose to dehumanize our development and undermine our right to live.

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  1. As a practicing Catholic I agree with “cultureshift” completely. Here are a few doctrinal statements of Pope John Paul II about abortion…

    I declare that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an
    innocent human being. No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the Law
    of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church. This doctrine is unchanged and unchangeable.

    In the first place that commandment prohibits murder: "You shall not kill" (Ex 20:13); "do not slay the innocent and righteous" (Ex 23:7).

    God proclaims that he is absolute Lord of the life of man, who is formed in his image and likeness (cf. Gen 1:26-28). Human life is thus given a sacred and
    inviolable character, which reflects the inviolability of the Creator himself. Precisely for this reason God will severely judge every violation of the
    commandment "You shall not kill", the commandment which is at the basis of all life together in society.

    Among all the crimes which can be committed against life, procured abortion has characteristics making it particularly serious and deplorable. The Second
    Vatican Council defines abortion, together with infanticide, as an "unspeakable crime" EV 58

    As I wrote in my Letter to Families, "we are facing an immense threat to life: not only to the life of individuals but also to that of civilization itself".

    all these things and others like them are infamies indeed. They poison human society, and they do more harm to those who practice them than to those who
    suffer from the injury.

    Everyone has an obligation to be at the service of life

    .
    What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences and a united ethical effort to activate a great campaign in support of life.

    After 16 years at the abortion clinic sidewalk I can verify that only a very small percentage of Catholics and Christians actively try to confront abortion. Most priests and pastors are uncaring.

    Thank you “cultureshift” for your magnificent devotion to the unborn.

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