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Today, 48.5 million babies later, we ask why are birthrates declining and how can the next generation support retiring baby boomers.
Soon a new president will help determine the future of America. Will we return to our foundational principles, that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” or will the culture of death continue?
That life from conception to natural death should be protected by law is founded on the profoundly American principle based on faith and reason. When a society asks its citizens to violate its own foundational principles — and their moral consciences — citizens have a right and obligation to refuse.
This November we have a clear opportunity to right what our society has asked us to violate.
Arguing for “other” rights when a whole class of human beings is denied life is incoherent. The argument goes: “As wrong as abortion is, it’s not the only relevant ‘life’ issue to be considered when choosing a candidate.”
This reasoning is sound only if other issues carry the same moral weight as abortion, such as in the case of euthanasia or racism.
Health care, economic security and taxes are important concerns. Neglect of any one has dire consequences as recent financial crisis demonstrates. However, solutions to these do not usually involve rejection of the sanctity of life.
The Catholic vote is extremely important, making up a quarter of the electorate nationwide and about a third in contested states, like Wisconsin. Each October, we Catholics observe Respect Life month as a reminder of our responsibility to work tirelessly for building a culture of life. The theme of this year’s observance – “Hope and Trust in Life” – is from the words of Pope Benedict XVI calling us to “proclaim the gift of life, to serve life and to promote a culture of life, with the sure confidence that in doing so we give hope to the world.”
When history has been written about this era, which side will you have been on? When this hidden holocaust is finally over and America once again values the life of the unborn; when declining birthrates no longer threaten the well-being of our communities or the sustenance of our work force, will you be able to say you stood in the gap for the unborn and voted with a properly formed conscience?
This summer, a Fond du Lac Diversity Initiative recognized a legitimate concern about a declining work force, which can be attributed to declining birthrates caused by, among other things, the deaths of more than 48 million unborn babies since Roe vs. Wade.
Now even infants are threatened. What kind of a person would vote to kill a born-alive baby who survives an abortion? Obama did … twice. Who is this Barack Obama anyway? Be on the right side of history. Vote for life. Vote for John McCain for president
Julie Petersen is the Fond du Lac County Catholics For McCain coordinator.