Sunday, 17 January 2010

Day of sanctity and protection of human life

Editorial
Manila Bulletin
http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/238973/day-sanctity-and-protection-human-life

To highlight that human life is a gift from our Creator that is sacred, unique, and worthy of protection, “The Sanctity of Human Life Day” is celebrated on January 18 each year.

Many governments and individuals spend huge amounts on services and products that seem to protect life when the same amount spent more wisely on preventing deprivations from happening would save far more lives from human suffering.

Human life is a gift of God and we should respect it above all else. If not, we belittle the gift and proclaim that this God-given gift is based on the economics of the day.

People are continually educated on the threats to human life posed by abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, and embryo-killing experiments and cloning. Think how different we would be as a society if we proclaimed that human life has value and worth our time to save. Think how different our world would be if we just loved people for who they are and value them for just being them.

We should hold the dignity and protection of human life as the highest of our endeavors. The loudest voices should be the rights of all human life. We must set aside the socio-economic and cultural realities of human life, and affirm that all human life is higher than any value placed upon it.

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