Saturday, July 15, 2017

Right To Life

Two years ago in South Carolina, a pregnant woman who was doing crack cocaine miscarried.  She was eventually convicted of murder for killing her baby and is currently doing time.  Just think, if she had taken RU-486, the results would have been the same, except that no charges would have been brought against her and she’d be a free woman.  Let me see if I understand this: If you kill your baby by accident using an illegal drug, it’s murder.  But, if you kill the same baby on purpose using a legal drug, it's called an abortion, so it’s OK.

[An anonymous professor at the University of South Carolina]

In Illinois a pregnant woman who takes an illegal drug can be prosecuted for 'delivering a controlled substance to a minor.' This is an explicit recognition that the unborn is a person with rights of her own.  But that same woman who is prosecuted and jailed for endangering her child is perfectly free to abort her child.  In America today, it is illegal to harm your preborn child, but it is perfectly legal to kill him.

[Randy Alcorn,
Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments]

Just because something happens to be legal does not make it moral, ethical or right.  Abortion is perhaps one of the most dramatic examples of a situation where something is legal, but is very much a sin against God.

[A.L. Barry, The Lutheran Church, President of the Missouri Synod]

I believe that life is valuable, even when it is unwanted, even when it is physically imperfect.  I believe our society has a responsibility to defend the vulnerable and the weak.  And I believe our nation should set a goal that unborn children should be welcomed in life and protected in law.

[Governor George W. Bush, at the signing ceremony for Texas' Parental Notification Law]