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November 12, 2009 06:18PM
This is a serious topic I know. I am wondering as Christians and vegetarians if there are any members that are also pro-life. Have you ever noticed non vegetarians claim pro-lifers are hypocritical for caring only about animals and vice-versa-vegetarians that are pro-abortionist have been cited as being hypocritical. Well,Are there any here like me that are both vegetarian and pro-life?
I have been posting on abortion issue articles at Care to. Many of the posters are pro-choice. It would be very helpful to have more pro-lifers that are vegetarians to post as well.
Here are 3 current articles:


Thanks so much

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/12/2009 06:20PM by mothersson2002.
Re: Abortion
January 10, 2010 12:03AM
Yes, I can totally relate to your question. In my mind, pro-life means pro ALL life.

Re: Abortion
January 12, 2010 06:42PM
This is most definitely a paradox. I am vegan. Several of the vegan's that I know are abolitionist and seemingly among the most conservative people I know. Yet, most of them are pro choice. Furthermore, most of them are not Christian. I just don't get it. How can anyone be so radically concerned about the rights of animals and yet not be equally concerned about human life?

In support of this paradox, many abolitionist that I have met are so stuck on animal rights that they seems to dislike most people (as most people are not vegan and certainly not abolitionist), so maybe this is the root of the problem. Despite the broken logical of abolitionism, this is among the many reasons why I don't believe I could be an abolitionist myself. Sadly, it gives vegans a bad name because people think that all vegans are associated with this most outspoken yet small faction of radicalize vegans.

Not all vegans are opposed to abortion.
Re: Abortion
January 12, 2010 06:51PM
What is the term abolitionist referring to? I find it very confusing too that vegans are opposed to eating byproduct of an animal such as eggs but are pro-abortionists.
Re: Abortion
January 13, 2010 05:16AM
Well again not all vegans subscribe to this, and I am not capable of defending this position. Vegans are vegans for a variety of reasons: health, environmental, animal welfare, or any imaginable combination. Abolitions believe that everyone should be vegan because all forms of animal use and ownership should be abolished (i.e., their primary concern is animal welfare).

I don't have actual numbers to back this up: since nearly all abolitionists are activists and most vegan activists tend to be abolitionists, abolitionists tend to be the most outspoken element of the vegan community. Therefore all vegans (even if they are not abolitionists) become associated with what abolitionists preach.
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