The value of a human life in the womb should not be determined by whether or not the child is wanted by the mother. What kind of madness is that? Throughout history we can see the piles of corpses stacked high from governments and movements and individuals who believed that certain lives, the ones devalued and “not wanted”, had lost any right to exist.
Those who believe a child has no value because they are not wanted by the mother should not be surprised when other people groups are also devalued and targeted for destruction. That is the inevitable outcome of situational ethics – morals that change depending on the shifting winds of public sentiment.
The only society that is safe for all is one that values life at all stages. If a society doesn’t, the creeping devaluation of all human life is inevitable. The carnage and growing violence in America, across all socioeconomic lines, is powerful evidence that violence in the womb never stays there. The culture of death starts with the unborn child.
I’m a proud marcher for life today, even though I cannot be in Washington. God help us all, especially the most vulnerable.