This pro-life warrior is changing the culture by focusing on the value of the human person
July 3, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Jonathon Van Maren discusses the pro-life movement with Jason Jones on this week’s episode of The Van Maren Show. Jones began working in the pro-life movement while attending the University of Hawaii. His work within the movement progressed from forming the Pro-Life Student Union to include Director of Hawaii Right to Life and Public Relations Director for Human Life International. He is the president and founder of Human Rights Education Organization and Movie to Movement; both organizations promote the dignity and beauty of the human person.
Jones begins by detailing his beginnings in the pro-life movement, which included going door-to-door talking to people about the horrors of abortion. He shares during the podcast that while God’s grace is upon the pro-life movement, “we still need to act.”
Jones also spends time encouraging all those involved in the first generation of the pro-life movement, those involved in Operation Rescue through the 1980’s and into the 1990’s. He speaks of the inspiration their actions provided to the second and third generations of the movement. He says we’re entering the fourth generation of the pro-life movement, and this generation is far more equipped to fight the battle because of all the hard work of those who came before.
“The goal of the pro-life movement is this: full legal protection for the child in the womb from the violence of abortion. The goal of the pro-life movement is uncomfortable,” Jones states. He goes on to say, “Ending abortion is as simple as taking out the trash. Unfortunately, that’s 40 years of trash. We just need to do it.”
Looking at the pro-life movement and the fact that we have been fighting this battle for 40 years can be overwhelming at times. However, Jones agrees with last week’s podcast guest, John Zmirak, that we must take action to make a difference.
Van Maren and Jones wrap up their conversation by discussing the organizations Jones has started and uses to further the pro-life mission to the world. His organizations focus on protecting the vulnerable from violence through making movies, as well as by communicating the truth about the human person. They bring together the campaigns for everything from protecting the child in the womb to vulnerable ethnic or religious communities, as they are all direct threats to human life.
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