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Human rights are based on the natural law inscribed on human hearts and present in different cultures and civilizations. Removing human rights from this context would mean restricting their range and yielding to a relativistic conception. Not only rights are universal, but so too is the human person, the subject of those rights (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) Continue Reading

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  1. Martin
    3 years ago

    Let me say firstly that I am not a US citizen, nor do I live in the US, however I am Catholic and I believe that the political fight for life described here is significant on a world-wide scale. It should be fought seriously and decisively with facts - not sentiment that will have no effect on the humanists / agnostics / atheists / women's rights etc campaigners who do not share our sentiments or belief in God, Truth, Right from wrong or Justice.
    As I understand the legal case in the US, it is based on a definition of "Person" or "Personhood" which are words defined by people with the intention of introducing legislation that may include some and exclude others. These definitions are shifting sands and it is fruitless to base a case on them since activists will change the definition as soon as pro-life makes significant progress.
    I believe an undeniable case can be made by asserting that...
    * No-one can deny that the unborn child is alive from conception - regardless of the title given to it's stage of development - the "person" has all of the scientific signs of life (movement, respiration, sensitivity, growth, reproduction (=cell division), excretion, need for nutrition).
    * No-one can deny the humanity of the unborn child - it has unique human DNA different to but related to that of both parents. It is parasitic on, but not part of, the mother's body, separated by a placenta and separate blood circulation (and often a different blood group).
    * Problems arise (I believe) from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (10 Dec 1948: where the "Human Person" is considered to have been born already. In those days the unborn were protected by laws which made abortion illegal so defining the "Human Being" from birth was reasonable then, but not now.
    Human Rights belong to all humans of all ages, creeds, politics etc. To deny the unborn their human rights because of a definition rendered inaccurate over time is unacceptable - and to this end I quote Article 30 of the UDHR...
    "Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein."
    ...that is, due to a faulty or changed definition of "Human being", no state or person has the right to deny the human right of another (unborn) human being.

  2. Diane
    3 years ago

    I think people like Wasserman Schultz can't change because of the fear and guilt they have because they have encouraged and made possible by their work, words and example, the murder of so many innocent children. They need to be convinced of Gods power to forgive even the worst crimes and sins. When guilt is not faced it goes hiding in the person and eventually makes them morally and spiritually insane. Sometimes even mentally so. They have to repent in order for God to forgive and heal them. They'll also have to endure public humiliation because they were so wrong about such a serious matter. During repentance one of the first things a soul receives is courage. The babies have lost their time on this earth but those who seek their death are risking their eternal lives. Hell exists and it's eternal.

  3. Rose
    3 years ago

    Last month, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), called abortion a "needed action" and described fetal heartbeats as just "sounds." I'm going to go out on a limb here and make an "extremist" statement. The democratic party is the party of death.

  4. Joan
    3 years ago

    Robert, what about the pro-life Republicans? What about the pro-family Republicans? Have they all lost their power to speak up!!??

  5. mikem
    3 years ago

    Legally speaking that is the law of the our sick land: Babies in the Womb are not LEGAL other words they have no standing before the Law. Corporations are legal persons. That is to say they have legal standing to sue, own land, etc. etc. to exercise all their legal rights. Congresswoman Wasserman states the present legal status of the UNBORN - they have no legal rights (except the rich have asserted the right for the unborn to inherit - wouldn't want the mansion and estate to fall out of the family, you know.) Wasserman's statement is exactly what Roe vs. Wade ruled. The Supreme Court ruled that the unborn are not legal persons - and they cited for precedent a case that was based on the Civil War era Supreme Court case: The Dred Scott case. In that case, The Supreme Court denied the run-a-way slave, Dred Scot, his freedom for which he had sued his slave master on the grounds that he did not have the right to sue, since slaves were not "LEGAL PERSONS." Every Black Person In American needs to know that the abomination of ABORTION is based on the SAME travesty of Justice that denied legal rights to slaves. It is immoral, legally groundless, and every sane citizen has the MORAL DUTY to overturn the legality of abortion. So, who should vote for OBAMA? NOBODY. NOT A SINGLE BLACK PERSON! NOT A SINGLE CHRISTIAN!

  6. jagray
    3 years ago

    I recently saw the ultrasound picture of my granddaughter Julia. I could see what a darling little person she was. She had her little hand to her face and a really cute look on her face. I think she may have been thinking about this other person, and wondering why what she has to say has anything to do with anything important. We expect to give hugs and kisses to Julia on November 29th, just like every other person in our family. It is time these folks stop drinking the kool-aid or whatever and start thinking that their lives will be like as they age if they keep thinking like they are.

  7. Robert
    3 years ago

    Helloooo, Hellooo, calling all pro-life democractic politicians. Helloooo, are you out there?????

  8. chuck
    3 years ago

    Please join me in praying for Mrs Schultz and for all Politicians who promote the killing of babies in the womb. Join me in spending time in front of the Blessed Sacrament praying that God in His mercy will pour out His Holy Spirit on all who are "pro choice" that they may come to realize that abortion is murder and must be stopped.....Peace of Christ be with you, God Bless....

  9. JeanCatherine
    3 years ago

    The what are the entities in the womb---toasters? Think about this friends.

  10. Sister Jacqueline Corcoran
    3 years ago

    The child in the mother's womb is more than just a living being but, human life. What constitute that is, the child has a brain and heart before two months, that constitutes life. So, the child is a person and is living in the mother's womb. When a person look at things this way, it's not extremist position.

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