~~December 13, 2014~~
What does it mean to be pro-life?
By Paul Stark
~Every human being matters, and we ought to act accordingly~
“The media often use the label “anti-abortion” to describe pro-life advocates. It’s true that we oppose abortion — and infanticide, euthanasia and embryo-destructive research. But we are only against those things because we are for something else.
~What we are for~
What are we for? We are for the proposition that human life is good, that it is worth living, that it deserves respect and protection. We are for the proposition that every human being has an equal worth and dignity — that every human being has a right to live.
The pro-life position rejects all attempts to divide humanity into those who have rights and those who don’t. Our society now recognizes that past discrimination on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity and social status was deeply unjust. We recognize that the worth of a human being does not depend on such characteristics.
Nor, however, does the worth of a human being depend on age, size, ability, dependency, stage of development or the desires and decisions of others. The big are not more valuable than the small. The strong do not have more rights than the weak. The independent do not matter more than the vulnerable and needy.
No, we have value and a right to life simply because we are human — not because of what we can do, but because of what (the kind of being) we are. That’s why everyone matters. Everyone counts.”
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**At the beginning, the author talks mentions that “we oppose abortion — and infanticide, euthanasia and embryo-destructive research”. In my humble opinion, some of the listed topics are very personal and decisions regarding them should be made by the those individuals who as in a position where a choice has to be made.**
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