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Issues Versus Movements: Re-Examining Pro-Life

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Issues Versus Movements: Re-Examining Pro-Life

Social movements are always an interesting phenomena. Though some movements have definitive and pivotal moments and figures, it's hard to tell exactly when a movement is birthed and when, in fact, one comes to meet its goals. In terms of its birth, a movement always arises out of a variety of factors that are extremely complex and intricate. As a historian and a novice sociologist, I can tell you that the phrase A Brief History of ________ should really precede any historical tome on just about anything! Likewise, I would suggest that once a movement begins, it never fully dies. It may...

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Abortion, Butt Injections, and Body Distortion

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Abortion, Butt Injections, and Body Distortion

This weeks post is written by our friends at Secular Pro-Life. I had interviewed Secular Pro-Life on a personal blog over a year ago and wanted the opportunity to promote what they're doing here as we have, for the past few weeks, centered on this issue. For many, pro-life is synonymous with conservative, middle-class white Christians. Unfortunately, this is a stereotype that needs to be put to rest as there are a great deal (including myself) who wouldn't fit into such boxes. This is one of the things that Secular Pro-Life is helping to do: broaden out the pro-life message...

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Radically Re-framing Pro-Life

Radically Re-framing Pro-Life

Crisis Pregnancy can refer to a couple of things. First, it can refer to a pregnancy that is unplanned and which can put the mother and child in a difficult economic or social situation. It’s a crisis of hardship; one in which even if the mother is wanting to keep the child, she doesn’t quite know how to navigate the struggles of an unplanned pregnancy. Second, the “crisis” can refer to the actual psychological decision point. This often is what brings women to such centers, as they feel torn over a variety of possible decisions: abortion, adoption, child-rearing, etc. The...

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An Advent Reflection on Life and Abortion

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An Advent Reflection on Life and Abortion

The post below is written by Jeremy Spainhour, a theologian, pastor, writer, rock climber and fellow coffee roaster (Kifu coffee, in fact, helped mentor us in the process of developing Drinklings). This post, written originally as an Advent reflection, speaks so much of our own heart that we decided to lengthen our focus from six to eight weeks and include it as a piece on our series on the pro-life position. Check out more of Jeremy's advent reflections HERE.“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to...

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The Voice of a Crisis Pregnancy Center

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The Voice of a Crisis Pregnancy Center

The following blog is written by Cheri Scott and Julie Dodson. Both Cheri and Julie work at Avenues for Women, the crisis pregnancy center we're getting the chance to partner with as we get the opportunity to talk about the pro-life movement. In thinking through the ways that the pro-life movement and crisis pregnancy work more generally need to be re-framed, it was most obviously important to talk about crisis pregnancy centers and the work that they do and we couldn't imagine anyone more equipped to do that then Cheri and Julie. While every crisis pregnancy center is different, we...

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