In Act 1 Scene 2, Elphaba enrolls at Shiz University in order to care for her sister Nessarose, who is confined to a wheelchair. Elphaba feels protective as she cares for her disabled sister. Thus, the pro-life cause transcends all of humankind, the unborn, disabled, and elderly. Being pro-life involves caring for all. Whether that be advocating for unborn rights, pushing a girl or boy in a wheelchair, or defending someone with autism or Down Syndrome, a pro-life individual seeks to serve others and uphold their inherent dignity because all life is beautiful and valuable. Elphaba, ever the pro-life heroine, serves her sister willingly. Likewise, all who are pro-life advocate for all life, regardless of the level of physical and mental aptitude present in unborn and handicapped humans.