Pro-life and caring for the living

Former U. S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich tweeted recently: “Wouldn’t it be nice if pro-lifers focused on suicide prevention? Or ending the death penalty? Or fighting poverty? Or curbing hunger? Or stopping gun violence and police killings? Or combating the opioid epidemic? Or ending wars? You know, things that would actually save lives?” But Catholics in the United States make up a significant portion of the nation’s pro-life movement, and Catholic ministries do address many of the tragedies that Mr. Reich named in his statement.