#BothLivesMatter, Mary’s personhood, and the Ohio ban on abortion
New Pro Life Movement

One more note.

My suspicion is that the BlackLivesMatter movement shares some of the same “flaws” as some parts of the pro-life movement. There are many more significant threats (yes, including abortion) to black lives than being killed by police officers, yet that is the focus.

But I think that’s OK, because the killing of black young men specifically, and the relationship between law enforcement and minority populations more generally, is a serious injustice that requires attention, and it is good that there is a movement driving the rest of us to that.

Given that, how would you feel about a #NewBlackLivesMatter movement, devoted mainly to criticizing the tactics of the BlackLivesMatter movement as too narrowly focused. That said the BlackLivesMatter movement was obsessed with violence by police officers without addressing the root causes of that violence, or the pressures and fears that might lead a police officer to act violently? That mourned the passage of a camera law because it denied the personhood of police officers and treated them as mindless carriers of video equipment?

My suspicion is that the response would be something other than gratitude that someone was drawing attention to the flaws of the BlackLivesMatter movement so it could be even better.

This is how I, and I suspect many pro-life people feel when we see a #NewProLife movement that seems to be mostly dedicated to taking general unfair shots at the pro-life movement (that dovetail with decades-old pro-abortion talking points) and pissing on their accomplishments.

The flaws of the pro-life movement are real, and do need to be addressed. But so are its virtues. They are the ones who are on the right side of a very important issue. They deserve better than this.

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