We hold these truths to be self-evident, 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.
–The Declaration of Independence
Some of you might have heard about the nurse in New York who says she was forced to assist with an abortion. This NY Post article quotes Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo as saying:
“I emigrated to this country in the belief that here religious freedom is sacred. Doctors and nurses shouldn’t be forced to abandon their beliefs and participate in abortion in order to keep their jobs.”
This, of course, is an outrage and a violation against this woman’s first amendment rights, something many people see as a sign of things to come with the threat of socialized medicine and other invasive Government programs. But I wonder if this should really come as much of a surprise to us. After all, after 36 years of legalized abortion on demand, have we not all but completely done away with that first and most basic of all human rights, the transcendent right to life of every human being? Without the right to Life respected and protected in our country, how much longer can we expect our Liberty to last?