Listen closely to yesterday's episode of the Vortex. He echoes many things I've been saying and thinking throughout the years. I've seen so many in the pro-life community wax giddy and lyrical how "the polls" indicate that the "nation is becoming pro-life" and "think abortion is wrong". Such polls I take with copious grains of salt. Those polls aren't worth the time, effort and money it takes to conduct them.
So many folks, who are decent, claim to be pro-life but don't really make any pro-life concern a real part in their lives. Oh yes, they might contribute every now and then to a pro-life fundraiser and even attend a gala or two. Maybe, just maybe, they'll vote pro-life unless somehow they perceive that their "financial interests" would be better-served by a pro-abortion candidate. And of course they wouldn't think of taking a public stance such as witnessing at an abortion center or writing a letter to the editor or volunteering at a crisis pregnancy center. In other words, they aren't "pro-life" enough to step out of their comfort zones and make some real long-term commitment to the babies.
If what I just described above sounds too familiar for comfort, I urge you to listen again to the clip. Go to confession if necessary. And then begin to step out - even if you don't feel like it. Join an ongoing pro-life witness in your area (40 Days for Life will soon be starting its Fall 2012 session - look for one in your locality) and stay with it. While being pro-life means that you carry it into the voting booth, that only occurs every few years. Pro-life is more - it is being pro-life every day. Click here if you can't see embedded video.