Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"PRO-LIFE" - What does that mean to you?

Heyyyy, Coffee Talkers!

I'm back! Whew, I had initially just taken a breather from the ol' Coffee Talk to collect my thoughts and such, but then sickness hit my household! For about 3 weeks (with little breaks in the midst of the variety of illnesses that have come upon us). And I really couldn't generally be up much past nine, and certainly not thinking or writing any sensible thoughts if I was. But I'm glad to see y'all again, and am always, am amazed that people still read this little blog even while I'm away. Today, friends from the US, Russia, UK, Canada, Italy, Poland, Japan, and Turkey tuned in to our little forum here via the blogosphere, so welcome!

Now, down to business. I need to start writing again. And guess what? Not only do I need to hop back on the writing wagon for Coffee Talk, but I've also been asked to write another article. For a magazine. A real one. And I'm gonna get paid again! But not if it sucks. So this is where you come in.

I need feedback. Candid, honest feedback in the comments section. Please feel free to comment anonymously, but I would ask two things: 1.) please do not comment on other comments, only on my questions, and 2.) while I welcome candor (and candy!), please do not write anything deliberately offensive. I think y'all know the general feeling and ground rules of Coffee Talk -- you can contribute anything, so long as other persons are respected.

Alright, here are my questions for you:

1.) What do you think of when you hear "pro-life movement"? What do you think the movement is, and what do you think it means? What signs, symbols, feelings, people, or ideologies do you associate with that term?

2.) Do you consider yourself "pro-life"? Why or why not?

3.) If you do consider yourself to be "pro-life", do you refer to yourself as "pro-life"?

4.) What do you think of t-shirts and bumper stickers that say "Pro-life"?

5.) Based on what you know or perceive of the "pro-life movement," what would you say are its strongest and weakest points?

Okay, it's your turn now. Please weigh in. Be honest, be kind, be respectful. And remember -- don't comment on other comments here, but only on my questions. Let this be a free and open forum of respect.

In advance, thanks for your help! And as always, thanks for stopping by and be assured of my prayers.

Peace and all good,


  1. 1. I assosicate mostly of course, an understanding of when life truly begins. I assosiate mostly Our Lady of Guadalupe with the Pro-life movement.

    2. I consider myself pro-life because I believe in the right to life. I believe that life begins at conception and continues until a persons natural death. I'm prolife also because it is contrary to the natural law to take a human life.

    3. I do!

    4. I love em!

    5. I really like this question because it's important. the pro-life movement itself really doesn't have a lot of flaws which I can think of on the spot. But I will point out a few flaws I notice among individuals. I think a lot of pro-lifers think of abortion as a religious issue. (Not that it's not, but that they think it's only a relgiious issue) This tends to cause a problem because I think Abortion is more of a Moral issue than a religious one. It concerns the natural law more so than it involves religious law, and I think that if more people took abortion at that approach, they'd win people over easier. Am I saying not to pray? Hell no. Pray! Bring images of Our Lady to the Abortion Mill! Have priests say mass! Say the Rosary outside the Aborition Mill! But when debating a Pro-abort, remmeber to leave relgion out of it. :)

    Anyway, not very insightful, just some observations. :)

  2. Great -- thanks for your responses, Shane! Also, some have preferred to respond via e-mail, and that is fine, too. Thanks, everybody! ~ Leslie

  3. First of all, congratulations on having your articles published Leslie! That is awesome! First question: To me, pro-life means the right to live! Second question: I definitely consider myself pro-life. If you don't want a baby, there are plenty of people out there who do and can't. Question three: I absolutely consider myself pro-life. (mother of thirteen) Question four: The more support, the better. Question five: Going out and spreading the word and educating people is so very important. Hurting others who are pro-choice, I think, is very bad for the pro-life movement. We might be sending out mixed messages. (duh)!