Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Exploring the Culture of Fetus

I am a part of the Culture of Life. I am not part of the Bush Culture of Fetus. Here are the differences:

-A proponent of life would value the chance to save the life of a person by improved medical research and technology, including stem-cell therapy. A proponent of Fetus opposes stem-cell research because it is important that the unused fetus have a proper burial in a garbage can, rather than being exploited for the gain of sick people.

-A proponent of life finds moral qualms with the killing of over 100,000 innocent Iraqi civilians, each of which leaves behind a family and loved ones. A proponent of Fetus finds moral qualms with the killing of embryos, age negative 8 months, each of which leaves behind nothing but relief for most women. [Maybe it is because the embryos are more likely than Iraqis to one day invest in the American stock market?]

-A proponent of life believes in welfare programs for the unfortunate so that nobody goes hungry in this country. A proponent of Fetus insists that babies be born even if the mother is incapable of feeding them, and then simultaneously cuts off access to welfare and preaches “personal responsibility.”

-Speaking of personal responsibility, proponents of Fetus believe that a woman should be responsible enough not to get pregnant, but they limit access to birth control and take contraception out of their “abstinence-only” sexual education curriculum.

I could go on forever, but my main reason in writing is to give a thumbs-up to a couple of Congressmen who have finally realized that being pro-life means more than being pro-Fetus. Read and enjoy these quotes regarding the stem-cell research issue.

"Who can say that prolonging a life is not pro-life?" said Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo
"Being pro-life also means fighting for policies that will eliminate pain and suffering," said Rep. James R. Langevin, D-R.I.

And I give a double thumbs-up to Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics (which I highly recommend), for this quote in the first chapter of the book, which you can read on at the Center for American Progress:
“A consistent ethic of human life [includes] abortion, but also capital punishment, euthanasia, weapons of mass destruction, HIV/AIDS and other pandemics, and genocide around the world.” -Jim Wallis

Everyone is Pro-Life. Nobody is Anti-Life. Ever person who is “attacking the culture of life” through stem cell research or family planning or war protests is actually trying to save or improve lives. He or she is just doing it in a way that places more weight on the life of a living person than on that of the Almighty Fetus.


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