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  • Writer's pictureDale Dieleman

Right to Life

Updated: Mar 17, 2022

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

As our Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence, they rightly agreed upon, and included, the statement that all men (mankind, including men and women) are created equal and that we all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and that these rights were given to us by our Creator, not by a man or a group of men, and are therefore not to be taken away by a man or a group of men.

According to the Judeo-Christian worldview that our nation was founded upon, these God-given rights would hold true for each person from conception through natural death.

Today, many do not revere life in the womb. In fact, as we all know, some are pushing for abortion through all nine months, and even beyond, under the banner of Women's Rights. We all should be for Women's Rights but the question is, "A woman's right to do what....? After all, we all, both men and women are expected to live within certain moral limits. As someone has said,"I have the right to swing my arm but not if by doing so those next to me might be impacted." My neighbor also has rights. And what about the rights of the pre-born? Do they matter?

Some say the pre-born child is not a person. In fact, that was the question during the Roe v Wade Supreme Court proceedings as can be heard in this link.

The simple fact is that in the United States today the pre-born are not judged on clinical evidence such as heartbeat, brainwaves and unique DNA. Rather, their fate is determined by whether or not they are wanted. If they are are not wanted, they can be discarded. But, if they are wanted, they are cherished and cared for with the utmost zeal.

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