Men of good conscience may indeed differ in opinion. But in our efforts to further civility in our discourse we should not become so open-minded that our brains fall out.
Thirty-six years ago today, the Supreme Court of these re-United States handed down one of their most controversial and divisive decisions, declaring that the "right to privacy" -- a right theretofore (and still) not explicitly found in our constitution -- prevented the States from restricting the use of infanticide as a method of birth control. Since 1973, the abortion industry's own statistics indicate that 50 million pregnancies have been terminated within the first six months following conception.
Let's put that number in perspective.
Fifty million is 8 times the number of people put to death in Hitler's death camps.
Fifty million is 30 times the number of people killed on our nation's highways since 1973.
Fifty million is 40 times the number of men and women in uniform who died in ALL of the wars in which this nation has participated.
Who knows but in that vast multitude of slain children was not the future scientist who would have discovered a cure for cancer or the secret of cold fusion, the future novelist whose prose would inspire a generation, the future composer whose music would lift our spirits, the future leader who would lead with an eye on what is right for our nation not re-election. But our future has been truncated and diminished for the sake of our present convenience.
On the other hand, if you are going to draw your right to life line in the sand and convince a young lady to have the child she is carrying, you had darn sure be ready to support her and her child materially as well as spiritually.
The position of right to life carries the responsibility to love.