by Dr. R. L. Hymers, Jr.

Wednesday, April 6, 2005

President Reagan said,

There is no cause more important for preserving freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning.

While Terri Schiavo was being starved to death, the following exchange took place on TV in a conversation between author Wesley Smith and bioethicist Bill Allen. Smith said, Bill, do you think Terri is a person? Bill Allen replied, No, I do not. I think having awareness is an essential criterion for personhood. Wow! Have we come that far? Bill Allens statement, if taken literally, means that you are not a person while you are asleep! If we accept his statement literally, it would become legal to kill a sleeping person without blame, or harvest their organs as they slumber! I think having awareness is an essential criterion for personhood, said Allen. That would mean, of course, that President Reagan himself was not a "person" during the last ten years of his life! (cf. U. S. News & World Report 4/11/2005, p. 46 - for the Bill Allen quote).

Allen argued that Terris husband could have removed her organs while she was still alive, just as we allow people to say what they want done with their assets. That means President Reagans organs could have been removed while he was still alive, by Nancy or Ron Jr. Do you agree with that?

Jesse Jackson didnt. Neither did Ralph Nader. He called Terris death court-imposed homicide.

I don't know if the Republicans will stand up for the sanctity of life. They may cave in  to the Democrats, by allowing them to filibuster against conservative judicial appointments. If they do that,  Sean Hannity said, Whats the use of voting for Republicans? I agree with him.

Maybe its time to form a third party a Sanctity of Human Life Party. Even if it didnt win an election, it might at least keep weak Republicans out of office or wake them up before they are crushed by Democrats, who give a wink and a nod to get the pro-life vote.


Click here to read dr. James DObson's Strategy for 
stopping the liberals from filibustering

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