The Value of Life: No Higher Than What is Politically Convenient or Expedient

life“The moral sense, or conscience, is as much a part of man as his leg or arm. It is given to all human beings in a stronger or weaker degree, as force of members is given them in a greater or less degree. It may be strengthened by exercise, as may any particular limb of the body. This sense is submitted indeed in some degree to the guidance of reason; but it is a small stock which is required for this: even a less one than what we call Common sense. State a moral case to a ploughman and a professor. The former will decide it as well, and often better than the latter, because he has not been led astray by artificial rules.” – Thomas Jefferson, To Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

Kermit Gosnell: recently convicted of murdering babies and manslaughter in the death of a baby’s mother.

Since Roe v Wade over fifty-six million abortions have been performed in the U.S.A. alone.

A teenage boy shoots a baby in the face, killing the child.

A fourteen-year-old girl strangles her newborn baby before even cutting the umbilical cord.

A woman kills her elderly mother, then herself.

The president sends guns to Mexico and over 200 people are killed with those guns.

Four Americans died due to his inaction and the president calls Benghazi a “sideshow”.

The “moral sense, or conscience” is a part of us, but how many of us have apparently allowed it to die on the vine? There are other things that prove that our consciences are lacking of late, but none so much as the lack of respect and reverence for human life.

When a child knows that his or her mom is going out to the abortion clinic to “get rid of” his or her sister or brother; or a man demands his wife/girlfriend (or, nowadays, he has both) have an abortion and he has no compunction about killing his own child; or a teacher takes a fourteen-year-old to have an abortion without her parents’ consent, the lack of respect for human life is engrained into the psyche of our society. Teach a child at age four that his brother or sister can be aborted, summarily murdered without thought to right and wrong, and he realizes that it is not just the little sister/brother who can be done away with, but that there was nothing he did to deserve to live; he was just that lucky.

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