An Unalienable Right

Yesterday, more than a million Americans gathered to protest America’s violation of the very first right God gave us – the right to life. While there are marches across the country, the focus is always Washington, where the violation of the right was first condoned, and where it will be restored one day.

From The Catholic Herald.

‘This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life,’ President Trump said

The March for Life again gathered myriad pro-life advocates to mark the anniversary of legalized abortion in America, and in a surprise appearance Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence introduced a pre-recorded message from President Donald Trump.

“This is a movement founded on love and grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life,” President Trump said in a pre-recorded message to the massive January 18 rally, before the crowd began its march through the streets of Washington, D.C.

“When we look into the eyes of a newborn child we see the beauty of the human soul and the majesty of God’s creation, we know that every life has meaning and every life is worth protecting.”

“I will always protect the first right in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life,” he said.

Trump touted his administration’s new expansion of the Mexico City Policy, which restricts funds for international organizations that promote or perform abortions. He promoted his administration’s actions to protect religious freedom for medical professionals and religious charities, as well as support for adoption and foster care. Among new proposals are limits barring Title X funds for clinics that perform abortions; and making permanent the Hyde Amendment budget restrictions on abortion funding. […]

“Every child is a sacred gift from God,” he said. “Each person is unique from day one. That’s a very important phrase. Unique from day one. And so true… Together we will work to save the lives of unborn children.”

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence appeared in person to introduce the president and to give their own remarks.

“We gather here because we stand for life,” the vice president said. “We gather here because we stand for compassion. We gather here because we believe as our founders did because we believe all of us, born and unborn, are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights and first among these rights is the right to life.”

Pence said that the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision “turned its back on that right,” but that decision gave birth to “a movement born by compassion and love a movement animated by faith and truth, a movement that’s been winning hearts and minds every day since.”

Because of those gathered here, he said, “we know in our hearts that life is winning once again.”

Pence praised and thanked pregnancy center volunteers, adoptive families, and “courageous men and women who step forward to serve in public office” in the U.S. capitol and state legislatures. He urged pro-life advocates to “stand strong” and give reasons for their hope “with gentleness and respect.”

“They will attack you, they will question your hearts to silence others but don’t listen to them. Listen to the truth,” he said. He told marchers that God will not forsake them and they do not stand alone.

“Know that you have an unwavering ally in this vice president and this family. And you have a champion in the President of the United States, President Donald Trump.”

He’s right, we are winning finally, a clear majority of Americans want abortion severely restricted or outlawed. It’s up to us to continue the fight, it’s far from over.

It is time, nay, it is well past time for America to again recognize abortion as what it is, infanticide, and treat it as it should be. We owe it to the Founders, and we owe it the over 60 million American dead from this abomination. We best respect their right by continuing the struggle to end abortion in the United States.

 

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12 Responses to An Unalienable Right

  1. Scoop says:

    Amen, let it be so.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I have no reservations about the objective, ending all abortion, but the means for achieving it are not necessarily straightforward. When a moral question becomes also a legal and a political question then the temptation is to lean in to legal and political strategies as the top priority. But all legal and political victories in a fairly evenly divided society are likely to be temporary. Perhaps very temporary.

    If a major culture shift happens, especially in Blue States, then the phenomenon of pro-life socialists, pro-life liberals, pro-life atheists, pro-life LGBTQ activists and so on can become significant. That is, change the culture and the politics and judiciary will change with it. So whether the Democrats or the Republicans hold a super-majority or the Conservatives or Liberals have a lock on the Supreme Court the life of the unborn is safe.

    Changing the culture of people you don’t meet in places you don’t live is a challenge. The apparent trend of Americans to move from Blue to Red areas or vice versa really works against the necessary change that will bring about an actual pro-life generation that embraces liberal enclaves as much a evangelical ones. The hard work, the slow work, is face to face work but that is the only thing that will turn a legal and political victory which is incidentally a moral one too into a moral victory which is incidentally also legal and political.

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    • NEO says:

      You’re correct, it will. Probably the best we can hope for in our lifetimes is that the court vacates federal oversight, giving it back to the states, which is where it belongs, then it will divide along red/blue lines. Still, half a loaf is better than no bread.

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  3. the unit says:

    In all these years, I’ve never seen this published from when everything was on paper, to the internet.
    “We come together where we can.”
    https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/01/march-life-secular-liberal-pro-lifers-feel-welcome/580837/
    Who remembers where they were when they heard the news of Roe v Wade, like i.e. JFK assassination, MLK’s, or 9/11?
    I do, sorta, son born on 1/24/73. 🙂

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