Roe and the pursuit of life

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people 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.

United States Declaration of Independence

Each person has the right to life. Back when the Declaration of Independence was written, once a person was conceived, they were considered a person. They had the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Overturning Roe would bring our country back to its founding principle of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.

I understand that women are worried about losing the right to decide what happens to their bodies. That right needs to be protected, so long as it does not infringe on the right of someone else who needs their right to life protected.

It would be nice if men and women could be treated exactly the same in all situations, but, unfortunately, that is not possible in this situation. Men cannot get pregnant, and there is no other way to create more human beings than through a woman carrying a separate human with separate rights in her body.

It is inherently unfair that women must subject their bodies to such slavery to another, but, as the old saying goes, “Who said that life is fair?”

As the African proverb made famous by Hillary Clinton says,

“It takes a village to raise a child.”

None of us are totally free and unattached to others. We all must work together to make life work for all of us.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?”
“I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Genesis 4:9

Cain knew exactly where his brother was. In fact, Cain had just killed Abel. The rest of the Bible expounds on the fact that we are each other’s keeper. Men need to protect, not use, women. Women need to care for, not use, men.

If the least of us do not have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, then none of us have that right.

Abortion is not the answer; it is the death of this nation.

Remember, my rights stop at the tip of your nose.

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Heather Holbrook

I found out that I have Autism upon having a son with the same "disorder." Ironically, I was voted, "Most Likely to Succeed," by my high school classmates. But had I been born now, instead of 40+ years ago, I would have been considered a different sort of special. This site was started to encourage other Autistics and the people who love them .

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