28 January 2013

The Implications of Being Pro-Life

"The so-called right to abortion follows directly from the conviction that individual liberty is the most basic right, deserving to be esteemed higher even than the life of others. And this conviction runs deep in American thought.

"Being pro-life means rejecting the various romantic ideas that each individual can and should always strive to realize their personal goals, irrespective of other factors and responsibilities. Being pro-life means embracing relationships, familial bonds, and social duties... But I believe that selfless sacrifice is a concept that Christians are supposed to believe in. And again, this doesn’t begin at the question of pregnancy. This has to begin well prior to that, when we are crafting our ideas about families, vocations, community groups, and government policy."

- Steven Wedgeworth

(See the full post here. It is excellent and thought provoking.)

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