Don’t You DARE Claim To Be PRO-LIFE If You Don’t Love The LIVING

One of the funniest and realest statements I’ve ever heard about extremely conservative pro-lifers is “they love all life beginning from conception – and hate all life beginning at birth.” After getting into a few heated arguments with pro-lifers while watching Deval Patrick and Michelle Obama’s absolutely amazing speeches at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, I realized that the joke I stated above wasn’t just a hilarious jab at extremist ideologies – it was also [unfortunately] very accurate. The problem with far too many conservative Pro-Lifers is their stance on fetuses and embryos does NOT carry over to humans after birth – which makes them hypocritical DOUCHEBAGS.

If you want to be called PRO-LIFE instead of ANTI-CHOICE, then you need to LOVE ALL LIFE and that should affect your everyday stances on issues that can preserve the sanctity and high-quality of the health and well-being of ALL people on this planet, ESPECIALLY those in your country, city, country and neighbourhood. But when you start advocating things that result in directly HURTING people, you no longer are a genuine pro-lifer – you are just a jackass trying to enforce your stringent and anti-intellectual hypotheses on other people. So with that said, here’s a couple of things you CAN’T propagate while considering yourself a PRO-LIFER:

1) Anti-Universal Health-Care

If you advocate having a healthcare system that BENEFITS off of DENYING people coverage, that can also arbitrarily deny people coverage when they need it the MOST and charge people so much money for simple procedures that makes the illness that almost killed them LESS lethal then the bills about to drown them, you are NOT pro-life. Hell, if you think your country doesn’t need to revamp a healthcare system that is 178th in infant mortality, you are a hypocritical DOUCHE.

2) Anti-Gun Control

Nothing says LOVING life more than protecting the outdated and prehistoric “right” to bear arms, which was instituted at a time when the threat of foreign armies literally kicking in your front door was an actual possibility. If your “LOVING” soul doesn’t CRINGE anytime gun-lobbyists show up at a mass-shooting days after the incident while the blood isn’t even completely dry, just to remind everyone how damn GREAT tech-9’s and AR-15’s are, then you are a hypocritical DOUCHE.

3) Anti-Poor

If during a primary party race, you heard a presidential candidate utter the words “if you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself!” and you actually applauded that BS, you are NOT pro-life. In fact, I would argue that you need to stop thumping the bible, because you are not even a good Christian. I’m not even a Christian, but even I know James 2:2-6 (If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, ‘Here’s a good seat for you,’ but say to the poor man, ‘You stand there’ or ‘Sit on the floor by my feet,’ have you not discriminated among yourselves and becomes judges with evil thoughts).

And I could go on, but I hope you get the point by now. A TRUE pro-lifer is someone that believes ALL life is precious and great extremes can and should be taken to preserve it. NOT because they want to have dominion over someone else’s rights and freedoms, NOT because they want to push religious propaganda, and NOT because they want to gain votes for a political party – they do it because they GENUINELY care about ALL life – in AND out of the womb.

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When Lincoln Anthony Blades is not writing for his controversial and critically acclaimed blog, he can be found contributing articles for Uptown Magazine. Lincoln wrote the hilarious and insightful book "You're Not A Victim, You're A Volunteer: How To Stop Letting Love Kick Your Ass". He is also a public speaker who has sat on panels all over North America and the Caribbean.