Thursday, May 08, 2008

Go professional, Klusendorf exhorts prolifers

The pro-life movement needs to become professionalized if it is going to win the battle for life, says a pro-life apologist.

"We are a movement of volunteers. We need an army of people who want to do this full time," apologist Scott Klusendorf told the Alberta Pro-Life Conference 2008.

Klusendorf, president of the Life Training Institute, spoke at the conference at King's University College May 2-3.

"We are a movement of people who do pro-life work when they have time and it is good pro-life work but let's look at the other side - professionals who are paid handsomely to kill babies," Klusendorf told about 70 people at the conference.

"There are more people killing babies than saving them because killing babies is very profitable while saving them is very costly. So costly that large numbers of people who say they oppose abortion don't lift a finger to stop it."

Added Klusendorf: "We are trying to take on something that is unbelievably evil and we are doing it with a part-time army."

The movement needs volunteers but it must also have professional apologists capable of defending the pro-life view.

"(Pro-life work) should not be something people do on the side," he said. "It should be a life choice, something they are going to do for the rest of their years to make a difference in this culture."

I couldn't agree more.

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