Published: Sunday, Feb. 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MST
"The answer is this: Because honoring the dignity of the most vulnerable
strengthens the ideal of human dignity itself."----------------------------------I could not agree more and applaud Mr.
Gerson for pointing this out.I do fault him for failing to include
the most egregious examples of dishonor people, in this case the most vulnerable
of all.For over 40 years it has been legal to kill someone for no
more reason than they are unwanted and not yet born. Such a person is both
completely innocent and helpless. They depend utterly on the ethics of their
society and parents, particularly their mother. I believe their are very rare
and extreme circumstances where killing such a child is both very, very tragic
and proper. But, of the 55+ Million who have been killed, the vast majority
were for grossly improper reasons.So, I hope our society does better
at treating **everyone** humanely and with the honor they deserve. I'm
certain that recent data showing a decrease in the rate of killing unborn
children is at least partly because more people understand such treatment is
especially important for the most vulnerable among us.
What is life?
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