December 01, 2008

Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal visited Iowa recently and many people are already speculating on the 2012 Republican primary (even though Barack Obama is still nearly two months away from even becoming president). An article about the visits includes a very good comment from Huckabee about what is needed in the pro-life movement. He argued:

Even the pro-life issue is not just an anti-abortion issue. That's only a small piece of the issue of life. It's also 8-year-old children, elderly people and the whole spectrum of how we treat other people. ... We're going to have to start being inclusive of issues such as poverty, disease and the environment."
Amen! It is good to see someone pushing a larger view of what it means to be pro-life. The late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin called this approach promoting a "seamless garment of life."