Defending All Lives

Life, Development, Value, Location, Respect, Begins, Sanctity

It is an unfortunate truth that there has been a lot of segregation in the world due to people not accepting and respecting others for who they are.

Even in our modern society, there are seemingly many who believe that the legal protections given to a person should depend on how big they are, where they are, and how loud their voice is.

As evidence of this last point, one need look no further than America’s war on the unborn that has been taking place since the passing of the Roe v. Wade court decision in 1973.

In fact, Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and both a civil rights and pro-life activist herself, once said

“Life – It is not defined by size; it is not defined by location or the need of a special environment. It is not defined by a level of development or the ability to defend itself. We know the signs of it, it is easy to recognize – even down to its quiet pulses and invisible waves. Life – we know it when we see it. We know it best when we see it taken away” [1]

There is true beauty in these words to any who opens their eyes to the truth. King is putting into words what is so obvious that is should need no articulation – all lives deserve to be valued and given respect, no exceptions.

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References

[1] Bloodmoney. (2010). “Bloodmoney: The Business of Abortion.” TAH, 0:16

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