At last week’s signing of “executive actions” designed to combat gun violence in America, President Barack Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said,
“…when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now.”
There’s no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they “the most vulnerable,” as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation?
Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential what — doctors, athletes, mothers and fathers who would add branches to family trees?
There are no new arguments about abortion and most of us can probably recite the old ones by heart.
It’s a woman’s right. It’s her body.
No, it’s a separate life that is initially dependent on the woman for nourishment, but is independent of her in that it is a separate human being.