“I definitely had pro-life leanings. I knew that, but I did not feel comfortable as a non-religious person with very left leaning values, living in a city like San Francisco, expressing that in any way,” she told CNA. “Until I saw one day online back in, like, 2011, I think, a group called ‘Secular Pro-Life.’”
“And I thought, ‘oh my gosh, there are other people like me out there,’” she said. She attended her first Walk for Life West Coast in 2014, and has been involved in pro-life leadership ever since.
“And that’s another reason why I say representation matters so much. And why I think it’s so important to launch this organization that is explicitly progressive.”
Bukovinac said at the rally that “They’ll tell you that to be progressive that you cannot, under any circumstances, advocate for the most marginalized among us. But we know that abortion is not progress, abortion is a regress, to the pseudo-morality of might makes right, and as progressives we will not stand for it. We are reclaiming progressivism for life. Wherever you find fake progressivism bought with blood money, we will be there, and we will be loud. It is time for a progressive anti-abortion uprising.”
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Christine Rousselle is a DC Correspondent for Catholic News Agency. Prior to working at CNA, she was the managing web editor of Townhall.com; she has a BA in political science from Providence College.