Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Matt C. Abbott: "Pro-life (dis)unity"

Matt C. Abbott column
Pro-life (dis)unity

Matt C. Abbott
Matt C. Abbott
December 15, 2009

Newsflash! Hold on to your seats, folks...ready? (Breathe easy, now.)

There's division in the right-to-life movement.

There. I said it.

Actually, there has been for many years. Imagine that. And while it may not be productive to dwell too much on said division, I do think it's worthwhile to address — or, more accurately,
re-address — the issue now and then.

One area of disagreement is over the use of graphic abortion photos. Some pro-lifers believe they have a place in the movement (I fall into this category, if you're wondering), but others, like Sister Anne Flanagan, a Daughter of St. Paul, don't.

Matt C. Abbott is a Catholic columnist with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, Media and Theatre from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and an Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management from Triton College in River Grove, Ill. He has worked in the right-to-life movement and is a published writer focused on Catholic and social issues. He can be reached at mattcabbott@gmail.com