Is ‘Pro-Life’ Dissident Chen Really Pro-Life?
Today, at Religion Dispatches, I take a critical look at how the anti-choice movement has labelled Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng as "pro-life."
Chen, a blind self-taught lawyer, is famous for his fight to stop local officials from carrying out illegal forced abortions. He is a former prisoner of conscience whose story should inspire us all, regardless of stance on abortion. His struggle doesn't map neatly onto the U.S. abortion debate.