5 Facts About Immigration Policy Separating Children From Parents, 1,475 Missing Children

5. To be fully pro-life, one must care about these children separated at the border, some say.

Reaction to the greater awareness about the plight of these children at the border precipitated some notable Christians to use their platforms to point out that being "pro-life" means more than caring about unborn life.

Conservative commentator Erick Erickson spoke to this on Twitter Saturday, telling pro-life people that "if you're upset about ripping a child out of his mother's womb, please be upset about ripping a child out of his mother's arms at the border. Responding to illegal acts with evil acts is not the way of a moral people."

Jesuit priest James Martin posted several tweets, arguing for a more encompassing use of the term "pro-life": "Pro life means being in favor of all human life. On the border and in the womb."

Robert George
Princeton law professor Robert P. George speaks during a panel discussion on religious freedom at the Cato Institute office in Washington, D.C. on June 14, 2016. |

"What does it mean to be pro-social justice if you defend the life of a child on the border, but not the life of a child in the womb?"

"What does it mean to be pro-life if you defend the life of a child in the womb, but not the life of a child on the border?"

Similarly, Robert George, a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University, compared the issue of separating children from their mothers at the American border with the nation of Ireland's Friday vote to repeal the 8th amendment in their constitution which barred abortion.

"Licensing the killing of unborn children in Ireland (as has been done throughout the West). Separating children from mothers here. Dreadful."

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