At the same time, however, our personal responsibility runs deeper than casting a vote: no matter which candidate we support, each one of us must act within our own spheres of influence to affirm the value of all life. And we must speak up bluntly to unmask this "ethical" proposal for what it is: pure evil.
This evil of "after-birth abortion" serves up the opportunity to open conversations with your friends and family who are advocates of a woman's 'right to choose.' Where does that 'right' logically end? Only at arbitrary junctures. What's the difference between a baby one hour before birth and one hour after?
Challenge others to recognize abortion's slippery slope. Raise the issue with those who think 'divisive issues' like abortion are best unmentioned. Who can remain silent in the face of such outrageous views, peddled as ethical decision-making? But make no mistake-remaining silent will bring defeat, because our silence in the face of such an abominable proposal cloaks it with respectability.
Have a conversation with your children over dinner tonight about the right to life. Do they understand that all life-simply because it is human life---deserves to be protected? Have they absorbed the utilitarian messages of our culture that measures the value of human life by what it produces, experiences, or even by the burdens it creates for others? Do they recognize the evil advances when we, as a people, shrink from uncomfortable discussions?
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