Life, Liberty, & Happiness

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
These lines are some of the most popular lines in the Declaration of Independence. I wanted to focus on just one part and a possible new meaning on "...life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..." Especially the "life" aspect of the declaration.

Life is an unalienable right "endowed by [our] Creator" and governments are instituted to secure this right. Am I wrong making that statement? For me "to secure" means "to protect." To protect life...including the unborn. Yes, I'm talking about abortion.

I believe life begins at conception. The ONLY time I think where abortion would be okay is if a pregnancy was due to rape, incest, or threatens the life of the mother. "From 1973 through 2005, more than 45 million legal abortions have occurred in the United States." Source 45 MILLION!!! That is an astounding number! 45 million souls who do not get to experience mortal life. Lives who won't get to know right from wrong, know the love of family, experience love themselves, and not know the joy and happiness of creating life themselves. The thought sickens me to the very core.

Our government has the duty and responsibility to protect life. Abortion has been a hot topic in current health care reform legislation in Washington D.C. this past year because there are some that say that tax dollars should not be used for abortions and some say that it should. To protect life, abortion needs to be made illegal (except for reasons as previously mentioned).

I personally haven't read the proposed House or Senate health care reform bill, but I found somebody who has read the entire House document. On his Website, Believe All Things it says,
"[this bill] does provide for rationing of health care...free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation of abortions by members of the medical profession."
Isn't this the opposite direction our government should be going? I do not want MY tax dollars going to fund abortions! The only place abortion has in any piece of legislation is to ban it and make it illegal.  I am going to do my own research and find out for myself if tax payer funded abortions would be in this bill, and if it is do everything in my power to fight against it and hope you would too.

Word of caution: DO NOT do a Google image search for "abortion" - almost made me throw up and brought me to tears. But if you think abortion is okay, go ahead and do it...make sure the "safe search" is off.

1 comment:

Kristel said...

So, so, so sad. I agree with you, protecting life should be the highest purpose and priority of the government.

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