Genesis and the rights of the Unborn

Where did our forefathers derive the idea that certain rights pre-existed governments and that innocent human life must be protected? That the right to life was not dependent on the consent of kings or governments? From verses like this;

“Whoever sheds human blood, by humans shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made mankind” Genesis 9:6

When a government abrogates those rights, whether the person is a one day old fetus or a doddering ninety year old, it becomes a rogue government. God will demand a price for the shedding of innocent blood. No one has the “right” to kill another innocent human for personal gain, and no government can legitimately give that right. Or strip the innocent of their protection. To do so is to invite judgement from the protector of the weak and unprotected. We stripped the blackman of his right to liberty and suffered 9 million dead or wounded in the war to free them, and we’re still paying the price. The mark of a civilization isn’t how it treats or caters to those who vote or hold money and power; it’s rather in how it treats the weakest and most defenseless. And those of us who stand on the sidelines and don’t fight for the protection of the unborn are just as guilty as the woman who allows circumstances to drive her into a government supported abortion clinic. Win or lose, if we fight we win at least a moral battle. Refuse to fight; it’s lose-lose.


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woodcutter from Washington State
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