Letter: ‘All human beings have a natural right to life’



Vancouver resident James Clark believes that when you consider your stance as pro-life or pro-choice, there is more that hangs in the balance than a few hundred thousand unwanted babies

Editor’s note: Opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are those of the author alone and do not reflect the editorial position of ClarkCountyToday.com

The statement: “Don’t like abortion?… then don’t have one!” is like saying, “Don’t like slavery?… then don’t own one!” or “Don’t like spousal abuse?… then don’t beat your wife or husband!”

James Clark
James Clark

Our individual personal preferences about slavery or spousal abuse are irrelevant when it comes to the moral rightness or wrongness of slavery and spousal abuse. The same is true for the unjustified killing of a defenseless unborn human being.

Pro-life advocates are not claiming that they ought to be allowed to push their preferences on others. Rather, they are claiming that all human beings have a natural right to life, human life cannot be taken without proper moral justification, and abortion takes the life of a human person without adequate moral justification…

The justifications for abortion made by many pro-choice advocates could easily be applied to infants, toddlers, adults with mental impairment, people in comas, and the elderly. There is no ethical magic that makes homicide a few inches up the birth canal morally permissible and murder a few inches down the birth canal.

If we fully embrace abortion as a society, then we also become open to infanticide (and other forms of homicide) for similar arbitrary reasons. If there are no natural rights to life, then there are no natural rights to freedom or human dignity either. Without natural morals, there is no basis for the law, and without a basis for the law, there is only Darwinian power.

In a world where the rules are based upon the capricious whims of those in power, the weak become a commodity for the elite. Less powerful humans can be cloned and farmed for their organs, stem cells, blood, etc. … for the benefit of the elites. Humans can be abused and discarded at will by the elites. This was done in Nazi Germany and is currently being practiced in Communist China. Sometimes this looks like horrifying medical experiments, sometimes this looks like forced organ transplantation, sometimes this looks like ethnic cleansing, and sometimes this looks like “curing” Down’s Syndrome through abortion like they claim to have done in Iceland.

Abortion is rooted in the ideology of human worthlessness that underpins all regimes of horror, terror, devastation, fear, slavery, hate, insecurity, poverty, and hell. Discarding our most vulnerable is the doorway through which all manner of vile and demonic things are loosed! The ideology that protects the unborn (and all human persons as intrinsically valuable) is the foundation of all good values such as love, justice, equality, freedom, faith, prosperity, peace, happiness, security, and heaven.

When you consider your stance as pro-life or pro-choice, there is more that hangs in the balance than a few hundred thousand unwanted babies. For you personally, it is the alignment of your soul with evil and death, or with life and justice. And that alignment is one with eternal consequences for we cannot serve two masters … and the master that promotes the culture of death is not the master whose way leads to heaven and eternal life.

James Clark
Vancouver


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