On this anniversary of Roe v Wade, many polls are telling us that we are a prolife nation. The difficulty here is that we each get to decide what constitutes prolife beliefs and we self-assign this label if we choose. These polls do not include objective criteria on definitions.
Let’s consider what Pope John Paul II wrote in his Gospel of Life in 1995 in section 81 on what the core of the Gospel of Life is:

1. It is the proclamation of a living God who is close to us,
2. who calls us to profound communion with himself and
3. awakens in us the certain hope of eternal life.
4. It is the affirmation of the inseparable connection between the person, his life and his bodiliness.
5. It is the presentation of human life as a life of relationship,
6. a gift of God,
7. the fruit and sign of his love.
8. It is the proclamation that Jesus has a unique relationship with every person,
9. which enables us to see in every human face the face of Christ.
10. It is the call for a “sincere gift of self” as the fullest way to realize our personal freedom.
The prolife movement would be well-served if we were each well versed in this summary.