The pro-life cause is quite personal for Kirk Cameron, an adoption advocate, evangelist, and former child television star.
Cameron will be a keynote speaker at the 2023 Care Net National Conference, “Abundantly More,” held August 29 through Sept. 1 in Mobile, Alabama.
The conference also features keynote speakers Roland Warren, CEO and President of Care Net, Dr. William Lile, aka “the pro-life doc,” and Brandy Meeks, President, Vitae Foundation, along with worship by Contemporary Christian Music singer Natalie Grant and over one hundred breakout session speakers.
Cameron, who played “Mike Seaver” in the 1980’s sit-com Growing Pains, has starred in several faith-based movies, including the Left Behind series and Fireproof. His latest film, Lifemark, produced by the Kendrick Brothers, accentuates the value of life in the womb and the beauty of adoption.
Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, have been married for 31 years and have six children. In January of 2022, he spoke candidly about his family at the National March for Life in Washington, D.C.
“This issue is very personal for me,” Cameron said. “My wife is an adopted child. Chelsea was one doctor appointment away from not existing. Our first four children are also adopted. They were this close to not being here. If my wife Chelsea had not been born, our two natural born children would not exist either.”
“My six children and my wife are here as a result of loving, compassionate, and courageous people like you who are marching today.”
In a 2008 EWTN interview, Cameron expressed gratitude for Pregnancy Resource Centers and “the people who love life and encourage mothers with unexpected pregnancies to give birth to their children.”
“As a husband and as a father, I’ve grown in my love for life and my appreciation for those who come up alongside moms and tell them you can do this.”
In a 2022 segment of his TBN program, “Takeaways with Kirk Cameron,” the actor interviewed Roland Warren of Care Net, who spoke about the important role of Pregnancy Resource Centers and the Christ-like compassion and hope they offer.
Warren also spoke about Care Net’s Pro-Abundant Life Movement.
“It’s the reason we’re focused on not just saving babies…but also on building strong families so we can break the intergenerational abortion cycle that has happened too much in our culture,” Warren said.
On EWTN, Cameron was asked how the role of family impacted the pro-life movement and building a culture of life.
“When I hear the term pro-life, I think that really ought to encompass everything from the womb to the tomb…If I’m pro-life, that means I’m pro-baby, pro-mom, pro-dad, and pro-family,” he said. “I’ve tried to focus my career, and even my time off the screen, on things that really promote life in the arenas of faith and family.”
At the March for Life in 2022, Cameron, who is active in various evangelism efforts, exhorted the crowd to follow the mandate of Michah 6:8, “to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”
“We are the family of faith. We love God. Therefore, we love life…” he said.
“Our hope is not in the White House, it’s not in Congress. Our hope is not in the people who govern us or in the laws that we make in this nation, our hope is in the power of God working in the hearts of his people.”