Does Life Matter?
"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.
The Observer l September 23, 2015