In contemporary society, a question that seems to constantly permeate is this: what does the future hold? We are left to ponder the coming advancements in technology, agriculture, media, and politics. However, there is a stark difference between pondering the future and questioning futurism, which encompasses the study of anticipated trends in the future. Futurism has arisen and formed into many sects. Afrofuturism focuses on the future prominence of African Americans in scientific fields and cultures. Reproductive futurism examines the political value that will be placed on future children in relation to queer theory (which is the study of challenges to gender and sexual orientation). When considered in relation to the pro-life movement, futurism takes a new shape.
The trends have begun to show that respect for life is growing within our human society. Each individual within the pro-life movement is called to do his or her part to make sure that these trends continue so that our world may develop a lasting respect for life in all forms. Pro-life futurism has begun to sprout through the cracks of our world—what will you do to make the future bright?
Sources: NPR, Webster’s Dictionary