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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Abortion as Betrayal

"Abortion is worse than ordinary murder, principally because it involves the betrayal of a dependent by a natural guardian.  Furthermore, abortion is emblematic of wider lethal betrayals of radically dependent persons.  All these betrayals are rationalized precisely by the victims' lack of autonomy-based dignity.  Christianity counters by affirming the concern and respect due to those who helplessly suffer worldly disdain."
           - Richard Stith, Professor at Valparaiso University School of Law

This quote is part of a larger article pubished in the 2009 Winter/Spring edition of the Human Life Review.  The Review is essential reading for anyone interested in advocacy for the unborn, disabled, aged or infirm and, especially for those engaging the opposition in the public square.  Its contributors include such pro-life notables as Wesley J. Smith, Nat Hentoff, Kathryn Jean Lopez, William Murchison, and many, many others.  The intellectual heft of the articles and lists of footnotes and citations make it a go-to resource for those doing the heavy lifting in the pro-life movement.

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