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Bryan Fischer: Day of decision in Mississippi: is the right to life unalienable or not?
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 11:24 AM

By Bryan Fischer 

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(Note: Mississippi voters go to the polls today to decide the fate of MS-26, a proposed amendment to the state constitution which will define personhood as something that begins at the moment of conception. If it passes, Mississippi will become the first state in the Union since the infamous Roe v. Wade ruling of 1973 to provide legal protection to unborn babies from the moment of conception.) 

The Founders were quite explicit that the very first of the rights God has given to us is the right to life. 

It comes to us from the Creator, who is life itself, and who has made us in His image. 

The Founders described this right as an “unalienable” right, meaning that it is so attached to us by moral principle that it cannot be rightly taken from us by any earthly power. No man, no government, no abortionist has the moral authority to rob us of this right, which has been given to us by Almighty God. 

This is the foundational, fundamental civil and human right, for none of the others have any meaning to someone who is not alive to enjoy them. That is why this is a right that must be protected above all others. 

Since 1973, due to the tragic judicial activism of the Roe v. Wade court, 53 million innocent American lives have been snuffed out inside the wombs of their mothers, deprived of their most precious, God-given right. 

The shed blood of these infants cries out to God for justice from the red-stained ground, just as the blood of Abel did in his day. We must be sobered by the words of Thomas Jefferson, who said, speaking of the terrible injustice of slavery, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”  

Avenging the national sin of slavery cost us the blood of 600,000 Americans. As Lincoln so eloquently put it, “every drop of blood drawn with the lash (was) paid by another drawn with the sword.” 

Surely if God “loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword” against that grievous display of man’s inhumanity to man, what must we expect from His court in the face of this monstrous massacre of the innocents? 

Mississippi voters today have the opportunity to strike a mighty blow in the battle to reclaim the moral vision of the Founding Fathers, a vision of a land in which every human being is welcomed in life and protected in law. May they choose life lest the flickering flame of our liberty be extinguished forever.  

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.) 

 

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