Does Life Matter?

September 24, 2015

"Racial, political and advocacy groups continually make statements today about what type of lives matter. We hear that black lives matter, all lives matter and blue lives — those of policemen — matter. Worthy of the same attention in our discourse is a question of similar import: Does life itself matter?"

 

The Planned Parenthood videos do not reveal a political issue, but a deeper question about the identity of our society: do lives themselves matter anymore?  Every other question debated today--whether immigration, healthcare, national security, or the like--is built upon this question of the intrinsic value of life.

 

 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE:

"Does Life Matter?"

by Kate Hardiman, Research Associate, The Liddell Group

The Observer  l  September 23, 2015

http://ndsmcobserver.com/2015/09/does-life-matter-2/

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