None of us had the option of choosing who our parents would be. We did not know the content of their character or the color of their skin. We did not know if they were upstanding members of society or common criminals. We did not know if they practiced any particular faith, or if they had any sense of morality whatsoever. We did not know if they were going to nurture us or abuse us. We had no sense of how they treated each other. For all we knew, our fathers could have been rapists or ministers. Our mothers might have been prostitutes or soccer moms. We simply did not get to choose who our parents would be. Yet, here we are, existing, and trying to make the best of it, because someone gave us a chance at life.
Life is the primary, inalienable right. Without life, none of the other human rights make any sense. Consider the rights of a woman, for example. What good are her rights if she is not alive? One of life’s greatest ironies is the killing of women in utero in the name of “women’s rights” (or, for that matter, the killing of any human in the name of “human rights”).
Incidently, it is sometimes claimed that, since I do not have a woman’s body, I am not allowed to say anything about women’s issues, particularly abortion. Foolishness. My very existence is due to a woman’s body and her choices, as is the existence of anyone reading this. Furthermore, any woman would be glad to have the support of my opinion if it was in agreement with her own. It is only when I disagree that my gender becomes an issue.
I cannot be supportive of “women’s rights” by excluding the weakest and most vulnerable of all women; those women still in the womb of other women. They are living in what used to be the safest place on earth. Now it is one of the most perilous places to exist. Don’t tell me how important your life and your female body are while the body living inside of you (possibly another female) is being destroyed. They are both equally important. They both deserve the right to live and have a chance to show their quality, no matter who the parents are.
Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, pray for us.