Another excellent post by Matthew Archbold at Creative Minority Report:
... The opening of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, states as follows:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.A thought about that. If the Declaration is one of the foundational document on which this country stands, it would seem to me this country, if it is to be based on principles rather than fads and whims of elitists in matching robes, there could not be legal abortion.
If all men are created equal that tells us that when we are created we are equal to all others and assume the same rights as others - even those fortunate enough to make it outside the womb.
It doesn't say that when we are born we assume those rights. It says that we are created equal.
I don't think anyone could argue that creation itself occurs anytime other than the moment of conception...
Previous Pro Ecclesia posts on this subject:
"Separate But Equal" Redux - Pro-Life Edition