The AND Campaign’s Whole Life Project is dedicated to changing the narrative around the topic of abortion. The goal is to change the current abortion narrative that being pro-life is anti-woman, and being pro-choice is pro-woman. We are pro-woman and pro-child. We believe as Christians we must be concerned with the whole life of every human being. The Whole Life project recognizes the importance of protecting the life of the unborn child while valuing the life of the mother by addressing issues like maternal mortality, poverty wages, and expanding access to healthcare and affordable high-quality childcare.
The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade – ruling there is no right to abortion under the U.S. Constitution. This decision doesn’t automatically make abortion illegal. States will now decide whether to allow abortions in their jurisdiction. We urge state elected officials to proceed justly, thoughtfully and compassionately. The life of unborn children must be protected, however, women should not be targeted for criminal prosecution for seeking or having an abortion. Furthermore, the holes in our healthcare system and social safety net must be addressed thoroughly if we really care about life.
Since its inception, the AND Campaign’s Whole Life Project has urged the Church to protect, support and advocate for women with crisis pregnancies. We believe in the sanctity of life and also that the pro-life cause shouldn’t end with the birth of the child. The Court’s decision today highlights the need for Christians to address issues like maternal mortality, paid family leave, childcare and education, and economic security for mothers and families.
God loves women who’ve had or considered abortions and so do we. Christianity is more than just a list of prohibitions; our faith also affirmatively commands us to love others with compassion and self-sacrifice. Our conviction to help suffering women and children should match our convictions regarding the unborn. Our Whole Life Project team will continue to be a voice for the particular concerns of women of color, and we’ll continue to be Pro-Woman (&) Pro-Child.