The Pregnancy Help Center opened its doors in July 1986, It was founded by a group of concerned citizens in the Fort Worth community who saw a need to provide information and counsel to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Today, the PHC ministers to the whole woman, her children and her family. Through our various programs, PHC endeavors to meet the physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs of the women in our community.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Is All Human Life Equal?

In an article in the Journal of Medical Ethics the value of human life is discussed. (You can read the full article here). Drs. Raymond Duff and Alexander Campbell, in the New England Journal of Medicine published in 1973 described their practices in their intensive care nursery. They routinely withdrew treatment from newborns with disabilities and allowed them to die. Helga Kuhse and Peter Singer defended this view in the 1986 International Conference of Health Law and Ethics held in Sydney, Australia. They stated that a handicapped or "defective" infant be allowed to, or helped to die. Both Kuhse and Singer do not view infants as persons and state that they are not self-aware and purposeful beings. Their view is that since infants are not persons, killing severely handicapped infants threatens no person and thus violates no rights.

Life issues has posted another article about after birth abortion here.

Paul Ramsey, a moral theologian had a different view and wrote "There is no reason for saying that six months of the life of a baby with a fatal disease is a life span of lesser worth to God than a person living to 70 years before the onset on degeneration." He further states that "All human life is equal."

So, is all human life equal? We think so.

Psalm 127:3-5

New International Version (NIV)
 3 Children are a heritage from the LORD,
   offspring a reward from him

Job 12:10

English Standard Version (ESV)
10 In his hand is the life of every living thing
    and the breath of all mankind.

Life issues has posted another article about after birth abortion here.

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