Editorial: Michigan voters can show the country how to protect abortion rights
I think the best explanation of the abortion rights struggle in America is the one that says “there’s no battle to be fought, you see, there’s no war, there’s only the struggle.” We are facing a real and present danger, a moral crisis that is threatening our nation. I speak here not so much from a religious vantage point, but from a scientific and academic one: people will die if abortion is restricted.
You see, people will die if we try to eliminate any possibility that they will be a child—a child is born into this world to be a child in the eyes of God. That’s the best we can hope for. The best we can hope for is to give them a chance to be a child. That’s the most that we can hope for. And for me that is the most difficult thing to do. The most difficult thing to do.
The American people have taken a hard stand on the sanctity of human life in this century. From the day when Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973 until today, the number of people who have been killed as a result of abortion has totaled well over five million. That’s 5 million, not five million babies; 5 million human lives cut short, and they are all children.
So I am not a pro-choice person. I am a pro-life person. That is the most that I can hope for—that one day we will succeed in reducing the number of lives—aside from my own personal hope that someday this horror will be ended—but for the sake of my country and for the sake of these lives that have been tragically cut short, I am a true believer in the sanctity of human life and I am a true believer that all life is precious and deserves respect. I am a true believer that there is no greater good in the world than