Thursday, November 15, 2012

If an unborn child is a person ...

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  1. I mentioned that to one of my professors that people make the case the a fetal is not even human. He said some do, but pointed out that many of the higher educated levels like those in the Roe v. Wade case state that a person does not have a right to life and that sometimes a person has to die for the greater good. Abortion is an example of when someone would have to die. (or something along those lines).

    The reasoning behind that starts with there is no God. Then fallows that a right can not be God given because their is not God, someone or something with great power would have to give it... the government has all the power of the people their fore the government should give it. Although, if the government gives a right the government can also take away a right. (This part the professor did not tell but is something I came to understand)

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  2. Agreed! I like the simplicity with which this video shows the importance of recognizing the personhood of the unborn child. But, I'm also unsure that we are at a point in our country where its citizens are willing to acknowledge that personhood. You're right ... without a belief in God, human dignity is extrinsic and can be given or taken away at whim.

    In fact, in the Supreme Court case, Planned Parenthood vs. Casey, in 1992, this famous line appears: "At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's concept of existence, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life."

    If that logic continues to be the case in our country, then defining personhood and the dignity of the unborn child seems impossible. The key then is to recognize that our rights and our dignity are God-given, are intrinsic to who we are, and need to be protected by us.

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