November 9, 2006

"Women's Rights" Hang on Human Dignity

Yesterday my friend Jill Stanek was in Washington D.C. at the Supreme Court as they were hearing arguments on the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003, considering whether it is constitutional. I'm thankful that she's out there trying to make a difference for the sake of life and human dignity.

The protester in this image outside the Supreme Court hearing has it wrong. We shouldn't be upholding any abortions, legal or illegal. Thangar states "We Won't Go Back to Illegal Abortions!" Her conscious is misguided because this issue transcends women's rights. At the heart of why women deserve fair treatment is human dignity and abortion only serves to undermine human dignity, and therefore the cause of women's rights. The reason men, women, children, the aged, the unborn, the jailed, the free......the reason all of these people should be treated with repect to having dignity is because of the imago dei. They're not going to find dignity, they have it.

Abortion rights will always undermine women because if the world is so willing to destroy the lives of any part of our society, there will always be a comfortable disrespect of anyone at any time. Abortion only enables hatred and prejudice because it consumes life, harms the life-giver, and facilitates the further dehumanization of people in general.

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