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.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Spirit and Life: Growing Violence Against Pro-Lifers
I am troubled by what appears to be a growing trend of violent attacks on peaceful pro-life activists.
Perhaps the most famous recent instance was caught in a dramatic video last
fall. The video shows a twenty-something-year-old man wearing a purple
sweater, with a pentagram (a pagan symbol) on a necklace around his
neck. He asks the pro-life woman behind the camera what should happen if
a 16-year-old gets pregnant by rape. From his tone, it is clear that he
doesn’t really want an answer. Still, the woman begins to explain that
the child is still a child, and should not be murdered, regardless of
how the baby is conceived. Before she can finish, however, the young man
sticks out his tongue, winds up, and kicks her. The camera falls and
clatters on the ground. A female voice is heard crying, “Someone call