4th of July Means Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness for All, Except Unborn Babies

Opinion   |   Carol Tobias   |   Jul 3, 2015   |   4:14PM   |   Washington, DC

Our nation, formed in such idealism in 1776, today is under assault. Some people might think that word “assault” is just a metaphor. Our values under “assault.” Our religious rights of conscience being “attacked.”

All that is true, of course. But I’m talking about real, literal assault.

Unborn babies in today’s America are literally – not figuratively – assaulted. They are physically attacked in the womb, dismembered, often in the most painful ways imaginable.

They, even more than our nation itself, are truly “under assault.”

Through the work of National Right to Life, our state affiliates, local chapters and others, we can be thankful that over 500,000 fewer unborn babies are assaulted and killed than were decades ago. Our nation is becoming more pro-life, more respectful once again of the meaning of the promise of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

But tragically, about a million still die annually.

America will not be whole until we extend the promise of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness to every member of the human family. To the unborn. To the elderly and ill threatened by denial of care or so-called “assisted suicide.” To persons with disabilities, young and old, who society deems unworthy of the level of necessary medical care the rest of us are afforded.

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Millions of good Americans have helped the Right to Life movement fight for that promise over the years through their volunteer efforts and donations. And that has saved millions and millions of lives. As we commemorate this 4th of July, please help us give hope for the promise of Life to every human being with your continued financial support and earnest prayers for our nation.

Because we want every American to be welcomed in life and protected in law. That is truly the promise of the Fourth of July.

LifeNews Note: Carol Tobias is the president of the National Right to Life Committee.