Thursday, September 3, 2009

a thought

If I could be a part of changing a single thing in the world, I would end offenses against unborn humanity, including but not limited to abortion, contraception, and embryonic stem cell research.
I choose this war because it is a silent war against the innocent and defenseless in my own homeland.
I choose this war because it can only be won by changing minds rather than legislations, by converting hearts.
I choose this war because it is by far the bloodiest in American history.
I choose this genocide because while I have felt the muted cries of the unborn I've seen apathy toward their cause, and I feel the echo of the blow against them.
I choose this war because I know the truth and I've heard the lies, and I believe it's time for the lies to die.

In understanding and valuing every human being, from the moment of conception, a culture would be transformed. The dignity of the individual would be realized. The general view toward women would change from "sex objects" because the "consequence" would be a child. In turn the general view of manhood would change to guardian of the family. The fiber of society would be repaired because the basic foundation of the family unit would be restored. Science would stop clinging to false hopes and politics can return to national defense and economics. The view of personhood would change entirely.

Maybe it's unrealistic or even insane to believe all this can happen. But I have to hope and rest assured that at the core of the human spirit, beneath the materials and the emptiness and the suffering there is something beautiful, a force of good called faith. This faith means a potential for love. And I know of no greater power than active love.

"I will neither prescribe nor administer a lethal dose of medicine to any patient even if asked nor counsel any such thing nor perform the utmost respect for every human life from fertilization to natural death and reject abortion that deliberately takes a unique human life."
~From the Modern version of the Hippocratic Oath

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sarah, Your blog really hits very close to home. I know that sometimes it seems like an endless goal, that of the war against the unborn, but I am confident that as long as there are people like you, people that dedicate their time and energy for the good of human kind, that we have hope and we are able as humans, to have an insight and a power like none other found on earth. I know together we fight for the ultimate goal of respect. If every human could harness that lost trait of respect, we would never have this situation in the first place. If men and women could respect themselves, their gifts, and their fellow humans people could realize what terrible things are accepted in the world today. If people looked at another human, and the first thing they saw was their genuine talent and heart, they could respect them for who they are and repect themselves in return for being a confident and intelligent human being worthy of respect and love and courage to do what is right. Unfortunalty so many people throw this out in a dangerous negative lifestyle. But always remember when you can have that insight, and live your life promoting human respect and dignity, we can overcome and make the world a place of love. Love, Dan Finegan