26 November 2010
90. Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation
"Every legislator, every doctor, and every citizen needs to recognize that the real issue is whether to affirm and protect the sanctity of life, or to embrace a social ethic where some human lives are valued and others are not. As a nation, we must choose between the sanctity of life ethic and the "quality of life" ethic."
"The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life?"
This is an essay written in 1984 by then President Ronald Reagan. It is rare that a sitting President writes an essay at all, but couple that with the fact that he wrote about the most controversial moral issue of the time...well, it is amazing that the essay exists at all.
It was a quick read that I wanted to knock out to pass the book on.