Abortion was declared legal in the U.S.A. in 1973 yet it was still difficult to get an abortion except in severe cases of rape or incest. But in 1995, then First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton saw a pathway. The United Nations had declared human rights as the right to live free from violence, slavery, and discrimination, to be educated, to own property, to vote and to earn a fair and equal wage. The right to health care was not mentioned. So Clinton sought to declare that “women’s rights are human rights” giving women the right to health care. And sure enough, by 2009 a women’s right to health care was declared, carving a path for progressives to present abortion as an essential matter of health care.
For the record, we at the Stewardship Foundation support life, all human life. Born and unborn. We agree with those who advocate that the right to life should always outweigh the right of an individual to control their own body. Do we not rush to prevent all humans from a suicidal decision?
There are women who are raped and become pregnant;Megan Clancy
the problem is that they were raped, not that they are pregnant.
There are women who are starving who become pregnant;
the problem is that they are starving, not that they are pregnant.
There are women in abusive relationships who become pregnant;
the problem is that they are in abusive relationships, not that they are pregnant.
At the dawn of Christianity, without modern medical knowledge, the Twelve Apostles and St. Barnabas through faith alone condemned abortion and infanticide. (Source: USCCB) It is a scientific fact that human life begins at conception. Life is sacred and given by God, and therefore only God can decide when life ends. No intervention, no euthanasia, no abortion.