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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Spirit and Life: Putting the Family First
A pair of conservative authors writing in The Atlantic this week have
highlighted the stark marriage statistics in middle-class America.
“[D]ramatic increases in nonmarital childbearing, divorce, and family
instability among the working class mean that only about 55 percent of
children with working-class mothers will reach age 14 in a home headed
by two biological parents,” they noted. Meanwhile, “only minorities of
poor adults (26 percent) and working-class adults (39 percent) ages 18
to 55 are married.”
numbers are somewhat healthier among America’s educated upper-class.
But the weakening of marriage in middle-America means that the backbone
of the country is weakening. For right behind these bleak marriage
statistics, as Fox News host Tucker Carlson noted in a controversial
recent monologue on his show, are “all the familiar disasters that