Respect Life! The right to life is the fundamental right and frames all other rights. We would like our campus community to be encouraged to continue to support life at its very beginnings. This is especially important in light of the use of embryonic stem cell research in the state of Wisconsin.
How is our living as women and men for others directed towards human beings waiting to be born? How am I actively being for the unborn – in conversations with friends, in making relationship choices on sexuality, in supporting friends who find themselves pregnant, in my prayer life, and through advocacy?
Pope John Paul II reminds us:
“Human life is sacred and inviolable at every moment of existence, including the initial phase which precedes birth. All human beings, from their mothers' womb, belong to God who searches them and knows them, who forms them and knits them together with his own hands, who gazes on them when they are tiny shapeless embryos and already sees in them the adults of tomorrow whose days are numbered and whose vocation is even now written in the "book of life" (cf. Ps 139: 1, 13-16). There too, when they are still in their mothers' womb--as many passages of the Bible bear witness --they are the personal objects of God's loving and fatherly providence.
Christian Tradition -- as the Declaration issued by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith points out so well -- is clear and unanimous, from the beginning up to our own day, in describing abortion as a particularly grave moral disorder.”
Evangelium Vitae, 1995, Section 61