On the side of human rights

 

 

kiosk Bank street 2007

A Canadian newspaper The Province dated November 21st, 2012 claimed that the abortion debate was over and demanded that pro-lifers ‘shut up’.

Well ,we can’t be quiet about abortion because it kills an unborn child. It is the  denial of the first human right, the right to life, the basic human right on which all others depend.

The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child states:

“The child by reason of his physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection before as well as after birth.”

Without the right to life, all other rights are meaningless.

Sir William Liley, a doctor named the father of fetology for pioneering health care techniques and treatments for unborn children said many years ago:

“The child before birth is small, naked, nameless and voiceless, with no one except sympathetic adults to speak up in his or her defence.”

The writers of this editorial tell us that “Anti-abortionists need to get this through their skulls: the debate is over and you lost. Women long ago won the right to have control over their bodies and the choice about whether and when to have children…”

To which we answer: Abortion seeks to control someone’s else’s body, the body of the unborn child, a separate and distinct human being from the mother.

Dr. Liley’s work meant that the child in the womb could now be  treated as a second patient. Mother and child are two patients not one.

A civilized society is measured by how it treats its most vulnerable human beings. With abortion, we fail to respect the life of the most defenceless and vulnerable human being , the unborn child.

We believe that human beings have an equal righ to life before and after  birth and that society has a duty to uphold and protect that right.

The pro-life movement is on the side of justice and human rights.

The words of Martin Luther King Jr. remind us of a simple truth:

“Our lives begin to end the day, we become silent about the things that matter.”

I f you’re facing an unintended pregnancy call, the helpline 1-800-665-0570.

Help is available.

 

 

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