Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
For unborn babies, the assault on America is very real indeed
Our nation, formed in such idealism in 1776, today is under assault. Some people might think that word
"assault" is just a metaphor. Our values under "assault." Our religious rights of conscience being "attacked."
All that is true, of course. But I'm talking about real, literal assault.
babies in today's America are literally – not figuratively –
assaulted. They are physically attacked in the womb, dismembered, often
in the most painful ways imaginable.
They, even more than our nation itself, are truly "under assault."
the work of National Right to Life, our state affiliates, local
chapters and others, we can be thankful that over 500,000 fewer
unborn babies are assaulted and killed than were decades ago. Our
nation is becoming more pro-life, more respectful once again of the
meaning of the promise of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
But tragically, about a million still die annually.
will not be whole until we extend the promise of Life, Liberty, and the
pursuit of Happiness to every member of the human family. To the
unborn. To the elderly and ill threatened by denial of care or
so-called "assisted suicide." To persons with disabilities, young and
old, who society deems unworthy of the level of necessary medical care
the rest of us are afforded.
Millions of good Americans have
helped the Right to Life movement fight for that promise over the years
through their volunteer efforts and donations. And that has saved millions and millions of lives. As we commemorate
of July, please help us give hope for the promise of Life to every
human being with your continued financial support and earnest prayers
for our nation. Because we want every American to be welcomed in life and protected in law. That is truly the promise of the Fourth of July.