Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Freedom of Choice

My freedom to swing my arm ends before my fist hits your nose. Why? Civilized people regard unprovoked violence as immoral. So, we enact laws to protect innocent people from assault. The government is God's agent for restraining evil in the world, and civil governments do this through legislation. The conventional wisdom that "you cannot legislate morality" is flat wrong. Laws are indeed moral statements. We have laws against rape, murder, theft, etc. because those are immoral acts that should be restrained.

Human life begins when the fusion of egg and sperm produces a new, complete, living organism — an embryonic human being. The fact that life begins at conception is not a matter of opinion or religious expression. It is a biological fact. The scientific evidence is too overwhelming for there to be any debate on this point. The abortion debate is really about whether we ought to respect and defend human beings in the earliest stages of their lives. In other words, the question is not about scientific facts; it is about the nature of human dignity and the equality of human beings.

Abortion is a massive injustice which systematically destroys the most innocent and helpless members of the human race. Unborn human beings are fully qualified to be recognized as persons under the law and should therefore be protected from any assault that might befall them. A woman's right to choose ends when a sperm fuses with her egg. Why? Civilized people regard unprovoked violence as immoral, and abortion is an assault on a defenseless human being's life.

Protecting people who are weak and defenseless is a moral obligation of any civilized, democratic, and moral government. This is why the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) is a reprehensible and despicable piece of legislation. It removes all protection for the defenseless people who have not yet crossed the birth canal and disguises this under the banner of "Freedom." It is not freedom, and it is not about choice. The FOCA is an effort to codify into federal law the undemocratic and immoral act of abortion on demand. President Elect Barak Obama has promised to sign this heinous legislation as his first official act as president. God help us!

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