Vaughn Kohler has written a powerful post at the Gregorian Institute blog, called “Do You Believe Us Now, America?”
“Pro-lifers have always understood that if you have no right to life, you have no right to liberty, either,” he writes. “The Obama administration’s contraception mandate is proving us right.” A key paragraph:
The “unalienable rights” of the Declaration are derived from our being “created equal” by a “Creator” who “endowed” us with “certain unalienable rights.” Without the first of these rights, there is no basis for the second and third. Our liberty as Americans is based upon our identity as human persons. We have been given liberty because we have been given life.
It raises a key issue that is also raised by the “accommodation” proposal of the Administration. In America, religious freedom isn’t something the government needs to “accommodate:” It is the ground the government stands on.
And the attack on religious freedom is not something new, it is the natural end of an approach that has denied the right to life for so many for so long.
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