Last updated on: 6/2/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Pro-Life Action League Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should Abortion Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Killing an unborn child is inherently wrong, and therefore can never be justified regardless of circumstances. It is no more just to kill an unborn child in order to avoid hardship than it would be to kill a toddler to avoid hardship. Because the unborn child is unseen, it is easier for society to condone killing him or her, though this is morally indistinguishable from killing any child at any stage of development…

In addition, abortion does not solve the deeper problems that have contributed to having an untimely pregnancy – problems such as low self-esteem, sexual exploitation, unchaste sexual behavior, poverty, lack of education and absence of moral guidance. In fact, the negative effects of abortion can actually compound these problems.

Finally, a society which allows the killing of its most vulnerable members, in the very place in all the world which should be for them to be safest and most nurtured – their own mothers’ wombs – is incapable of cherishing and nurturing human life or valuing childhood and motherhood.

Because abortion kills innocent children, wounds mother and fathers and dehumanizes our society, the Pro-Life Action League opposes abortion under all circumstances.”

“Where We Stand,” ProLifeAction.org (accessed May 20, 2010)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The Pro-Life Action League was founded by Joseph M. Scheidler in 1980 with the aim of saving unborn children through non-violent direct action.

We are doing all we can to stop the killing and the exploitation. Some of our key activities are:

  • Abortion Clinic Presence
  • Public Protest
  • Confronting the Abortionists
  • Promoting and Defending Activism
  • Broadcasting the Pro-Life Message
  • Youth Outreach”
  • “About the Pro-Life Action League,” ProLifeAction.org (accessed May 20, 2010)

    Mission:

    “To build a culture of life and eventually eradicate abortion.”

    “Nonprofit Report: Pro-Life Action League,” Guidestar.org (accessed May 20, 2010)

    Other:
    501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
    Quoted in:
    Pro & Con Quotes: Should Abortion Be Legal?