Pro-lifers put their homes where their mouth is

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It's a common criticism of the pro-life movement -- they're all about saving the unborn children, but once they pop out, it seems like they don't care anymore. Well, that's not so much the case anymore. The socially conservative, Christian organization Focus on the Family and best-selling Christian author Rick Warren are urging their followers to consider adoption and foster care.

"In some people's minds, the church has been very pro-life up until the point of birth," said Michael Monroe, co-founder of an adoption and foster care ministry at Irving Bible Church in Texas. "I don't know if that's a completely fair observation. But a lot of people are saying it's not enough to be pro-life, we need to be pro-children, as well."

Christopher Padbury, the executive director of Project 1.27 which provides training to prospective foster parents in five Colorado counties, says, "If we are spending all our time complaining about homosexuals adopting, then why are we not coming forward to adopt these kids?" While I can't agree or even condone their reasoning, I do have to applaud these people for at least backing up their arguments with action. Even I will agree that a loving, religious home is better than no home at all.

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