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Can I still get involved in pro-life activism if I’m not religious?

Absolutely! The pro-life movement is far more diverse than you might have been led to believe. While it’s true that religious faith motivates a great many pro-life activists, an increasing number of people are publicly opposing abortion for non-religious reasons. This includes the arguments against abortion advanced by groups like Secular Pro-Life, and the bold public protests of groups like the Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU, pronounced “POW”) that have earned national media coverage.

That said, if you attend a pro-life event in your community, you are likely to find most of your fellow activists there are indeed religious, and the event may even include religious elements such as a closing prayer. However, don’t let this make you feel unwelcome; simply quietly abstain from those aspects of the event. Moreover, realize that with your perspective, you have something very special to offer religious pro-lifers, who often struggle to make their message relevant to secular audiences.

See also Why don’t you stop trying to impose your religion on others?


Secular Pro-Life. https://secularprolife.org.

Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising. https://paaunow.org.

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