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Pro-Life Perspective : “Will to Live, Part 1”

by | Oct 26, 2011

NRLC President Carol Tobias

By Dave Andrusko

National Right to Life President and Pro-Life Perspective host Carol Tobias begins an important four-part series today at It is a kind of tutorial on the changes in our culture that are so widespread “that we can fairly say we are living in a ‘culture of death.’”

Her focus the remainder this week is on euthanasia and (looking ahead) the need for you to sign a pro-life “Will to Live.”  Mrs. Tobias begins with this provocative but, alas, all too true statement:

“When Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton first made abortion legal in America in 1973, very few Americans favored euthanasia.  Warnings by the pro-life community, that legalizing  abortion in America would lead to a more favorable attitude toward euthanasia, fell on deaf ears.  At that time, there was a very strong value system surrounding health care, which made the expectation in favor of the preservation of life so strong that most people couldn’t imagine widespread acceptance of euthanasia.  However, in the nearly four decades since legal abortion became the law of the land in America, support for euthanasia has become so wide spread that we can fairly say we are living in a ‘culture of death.’”

    But HOW did this happen? How did a strong “presumption for life” when treating the sick and the disabled wilt away? In a few short decades how did the principles that undergirded the inherent dignity of each human life be replaced by “quality of life” judgments?

That is the crux of today’s broadcast.

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