A brief report from ProLife Auckland on a recent guest speaker to one of their discussion lunches.
Last Wednesday during our fortnightly discussion lunch, the Club was hugely privileged to have John Fox of the UoA English Department to come in and speak on his prolife experiences and give his thoughts on ‘what a culture of life looks like’. Over pizza, John, who having been born ten weeks premature knows a few things about appreciating life, talked how a woman’s choice of abortion is never made in a vacuum, but in fact represents the failure of society in a myriad of ways.
In an inspirational, thought-provoking 40 minutes, John presented kiwi prolifers with a challenge: that our goal of restoring New Zealand to a culture of life, means a radical- that is explicit and uncompromising- commitment to community, the truth, and human dignity.
It would be a grave hypocrisy, John continued, for us prolifers to argue for the protection of the unborn while failing to extend the same human dignity to our friends, family, the elderly, the disabled; even the stranger on the street. We show our respect for all human beings in how we treat the person who makes our coffee in the morning; our bus-driver; the homeless person in Albert Park. As Aristotle reminds us (via John), Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. We’re all in this together.
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