I AM HUMAN. I HAVE A RIGHT TO LIFE.
Humanity. It is all of us. It’s you and me and all of living humans on earth.
It is also and the quality of being human. It’s the ability to love, to show compassion, to protect, to be kind – and to acknowledge the human rights of others.
There were times when we forgot what humanity means, times when we failed to uphold the human rights of others. Times when we have denied people their human rights based on colour, or creed or gender or ability.
But we have progressed from that discrimination. And have recognized that we all are deserving of equal rights simply because of who we are; we are all human beings and have been from the beginning of our life.
This means the youngest of us should the same rights as the oldest of us. The weakest should have the same rights as the strongest. A woman should have same rights as a man. The preborn child should have the same rights as the newborn.
Because human rights are fundamental rights, to which every person is entitled, simply because he or she is a human being.
All human beings have the right to be safe. The right not to be tortured. The right to be free.
But one human right is more important than all of the others. The right to life. Because without the right to life being first, we cannot enjoy any other human right. Because without the right to life, the first right, there are no other human rights ?
Now abortion campaigners want you to take away this right from preborn children.
They are human beings, like you and I, but like other victims before them, their humanity is being denied to justify their killing.
We do not deny human rights to those who are smaller.
We do not deny human rights to those who are younger and less developed.
We do not consider those are dependent on others to survive as being less deserving of human rights.
We do not discriminate by taking the right to life away from those who are sick and may not have long to live.
We do not base a persons human rights on the manner in which he or she was conceived.
We cannot deny the humanity of the preborn human. We cannot deny them their human right to life.