Thursday, October 27, 2011

The most important political issue in America today

If the pro-life position is true, then abortion is the most important political issue in America today. There's no getting around it. But I believe many pro-life voters do not properly recognize or understand this clear implication of their own view.

In the case of abortion, our government has legalized and sanctioned the intentional killing of a class of innocent human beings. At stake, then, is the equal fundamental dignity and right to life of every member of the human family. This is unlike any other issue or concern in American society today (excepting the other right-to-life issues of embryo-destructive research and euthanasia). In no other area are some human beings placed outside the protection of the law and allowed to be killed for any reason.

Moreover, abortion is the leading cause of human death in the United States. About 1.2 million innocent human beings are unjustly (yet legally) killed by abortion every year. So both the gravity and scale of the abortion problem make it the most important (domestic, at the very least) political issue. This conclusion is inescapable if the pro-life position is true.

Voters should prioritize accordingly.