National Sanctity of Human Life Day

January 21, 2007 at 5:05 pm (amazing things, feminism, politics, proclamations, sexism)

As Emily just mentioned, today is National Sanctity of Human Life Day here in the US. So, in solidarity with real pro-lifers everywhere, I would like to express my deep appreciation for the sanctity of human life. Here we go:

This is the 21st century, and human life is sacred. No one should have to die in childbirth. No one should have to carry out a pregnancy that puts her health at risk. No one should have to give birth to a child that would unravel her life. No on should have to give birth to a child that wouldn’t be as loved and wanted as all children deserve. No one should have her sacred, living body conscripted by the church or the army or the government or anybody else.

This is the 21st century, life is sacred, and we are over-populated. No one should be forced into the world only to starve here. No one should be pulled into existence only to be abandoned.

Life is sacred, and our forefathers have squandered it. Newborn babies are inheriting a poisoned planet that is heating up fast. They shouldn’t have to. The people who denigrate the miracle of life are not the girls and women who seek only to control their own bodies. The people who trample on G-d’s work are the CEOs who profit polluting our land and air and water. The people who are anti-woman, anti-man, and anti-child are the people who would seek to undermine others’ autonomy, to use the government to rape girls and women for the crime of pregnancy, to deny health care based on some personal sense of authoritarian gods, to infringe upon another’s existence in name of a divinity they clearly do not understand.

You know who’s really pro-life? The people who fight for justice. The people who work to make our broken world a better place. The people who bring love and hope and food and money and medicine to children and adults who need it. The people who struggle for peace. The people who seek liberty and autonomy and freedom and equality and self-determination and independence for every man, woman, child, and nation on the planet. The people who try to safeguard our damaged environment. The people who try to stop the torture of all creatures, human and animal. The people who dissect and dismantle oppression. The people who give a shit about what other people think.

Not pro-life? Dare I say anti-life, anti-freedom, anti-G-d, even?

Everybody who stands in the way of those people, be it out of malice or ignorance or apathy or intertia.

We can celebrate the sanctity of human life by helping the billions of people who are already here and struggling. Trying to interfere with a woman’s control over her womb will always only denigrate her, her body, her unborn baby, you, your children, and life itself. Period.

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2 Comments

  1. Emily said,

    Amen.

  2. frecklescassie said,

    AMEN!

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