Monday, February 27, 2006


Life Begins at Creation

I don't think I could agree more with the pope. Life begins at conception, the moment of creation. The counter argument is that life doesn't begin till born, and the unalienable rights guaranteed in America are not applied to new life until born.

As I pointed out in a discussion thread, the Declaration of Independence states "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." This phrase establishes a hierarchy of truths the founding fathers recognized: you can't have pursuit of happiness without liberty; you can't have liberty without life; you can't have life without creation. All men have the right to be created, have life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. It does not say "all men are born equal, that they are..." I think this hierarchy was intentionally written by the founding fathers and should be considered as a matter of natural law (moral law) which serves as the basis of America's laws.

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