I know it always comes off better to say that your for something rather than against. Yet if we are not 100% for it then maybe it is just better to use the term "anti". I am a firm believer that life begins at conception, and our spirit is knitted to our physical body in the womb. (Ps.139:13) I will not vote for a candidate that is pro-abortion. However, to declare pro-life, is a much bigger picture. I will rally for the rights of the unborn child but if I don't rally for the rights of a better life for the poor, sick, prisoner and the oppressed, I am merely anti-abortion. Also, in rallying for the right of the unborn I must stand by the life of the mother deciding to keep that child.
"As a church we must not say of abortion, "This is murder", without saying to the pregnant women, "We will serve you." If we are doing the former without the latter, we are truly not understanding the Gospel. We must listen, love, foster, adopt, give money, babysit, donate supplies, mentor young women, and support in whatever ways God has equipped us." - Matt Chandler
To be Pro-life is to offer abundant life. I believe everyone deserves a chance to be clothed, sheltered, healed, educated, nourished, nurtured and free. I understand that looks differently for everyone, and not all are open to take that chance, but it should still be provided and extended at one point in their life.
To be pro-life is also to offer eternal life. I believe everyone deserves to know the Gospel message in its fullness. Not just the can not's but the can's. To know life is hard on earth but with accepting the truth of Jesus' life, He shows us the way, and He brings light to those dark days.
From conception to God's appointed time of death, all lives are of value. We each are a piece of His grand puzzle. I don't want to just hold a sign, I want to be a sign.