I wrote this for Massachusetts Citizens for Life and re-publish here as well.[lead dropcap="yes"]Independence Day may be the most pro-life of American holidays because it marks the anniversary of that wonderful founding document, the Declaration of Independence. And in that document we read those famous words we all remember:[/lead]
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men 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.”
The right to life is at the very heart and foundation of the United States of America, and even then not just the USA. These are rights that apply to all men and women everywhere in every time, not to be abrogated by any government or person. We are endowed with these rights, not just from the moment of our birth, but from the moment of our creation.
So as you celebrate our great country with friends and family this weekend, please recall all those who’ve sacrificed blood, sweat, and tears for the sake of liberty and be renewed in your resolve to secure that most precious of rights for all people, the right to life.
God bless America. Happy Independence Day.