My sister came for a visit, and we had a great time. We have so many differences, though we have so much in common. While we do not agree on everything, we found five things about LIFE that we agree on during her amazing visit.
We both agree that neither of us like coffee from the big coffee people on every corner. Our reasons are different, but we agree not to buy their coffee. We agree that some of what makes life in the womb different than life outside the womb, does not make a justification to dispose of that life in any circumstance.
Size does not justify disposal. We agree that babies in the womb are smaller than we are. My sister is smaller than I am, but I would never dispose of her because of that. I may get angry when I try on her tiny jeans pretending to be a thinner version of myself, but absolutely no size difference would warrant or justify either of us being killed. I am not more human or more valuable just because I have more meat on my bones than she does. She matters and I matter and we agree a person is a person no matter how small.
Location does not justify disposal. Babies live inside the womb until it is time to come out. I live in Jasper, AL and I love it here. I love my three minute commute, in case of heavy traffic. I love recognizing faces almost every where I go and feeling safe. My sister lives in Atlanta and she loves it there. She loves the hustle and the noise and even the commute is worth the scent of the city. She never meets a stranger, all the time because unfamiliar is so familiar and comfortable to her. I would never dispose of her because of her location. She is such an amazing human and her amazing personality is immeasurably valuable regardless of her location. We agree that real estate may be “location, location, location,” but the value of human life is not limited by where that life exists.