Every prolife action is a plus in the overall armory. Dissension among the ranks is counter-productive.
Written By Alveda King
Inspired by 1 Cor. 12
“The [Prolife Movement] has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole [Movement].
Yes, the [Movement] has many different parts, not just one part. If the [Sidewalk Counselor] says, “I am not a part of the body because I am not a [Legislative Lobbyist] ,” that does not make it any less a part of the [Movement].
And if the [Donor]says, “I am not part of the body because I am not an [Activist] ,” would that make it any less a part of the body? If the whole body were an eye, how would you hear? Or if your whole [Movement] were an [Incrementalist] , how would you accomplish anything?
But our [Movement has] many parts, and God has [allowed] it. How strange a [Movement] would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one [Movement]. The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” In fact, some parts of the [Movement] that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. And the parts we regard as less honorable are those we clothe with the greatest care. So we carefully protect those parts [of the Movement] that should not be seen, while the more honorable parts do not require this special care. So God has [allowed] the [Movement to come] together such that extra honor and care are given to those parts that have less dignity. This makes for harmony among the members, so that all the members care for each other. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it, and if one part is honored, all the parts are glad.
All of [us] together are [THE PROLIFE MOVEMENT], and each of [us] is a part of it.
Here are some of the parts:
So [as we] earnestly [learn to] desire [and to love and respect each other, remember that there is a] way of life that is best of all.”
1 Corinthians 12:12, 14-28, 31 NLT