Inalienable Right to What?

Judie Brown
July 7, 2017
Reproduced with Permission
American Life League

When we talk about the inalienable right to life, what exactly do we mean?

According to Merriam-Webster, inalienable is defined as "incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred."

Let me reiterate this: According to the dictionary, not some attorney or politician, the inalienable right to life cannot be taken away (alienated) or in any way given up (surrendered). It's that simple.

So why is it that since the 1960s America has provided government protection for chemical abortion? Science tells us that the birth control pill can cause the abortion of a preborn child, yet the government says the opposite. Then in 1973 surgical abortion was decriminalized by the United States Supreme Court, further defiling the tenet of an inalienable right to life. And it was not too long after that that medical abortion, usually caused by ingesting mifepristone ( RU-486 ) and other agents, was found to be acceptable so-called treatment for a woman to rid herself of an allegedly unwanted pregnancy.

In addition, most Americans do not understand that even in vitro fertilization programs include the right of the scientist or doctor to take any human embryonic baby who does not measure up to standards and trash that baby, either by killing her, using her in stem cell research , or simply flushing her down a sink.

So where are those inalienable rights when it comes to the right to life?

Where is this right to life for 11-month-old Charlie Gard who could receive experimental treatment in our nation, but who may not be allowed to live because Britain's court has found that the hospital's right to refuse treatment supersedes parental rights?

Why aren't more public figures other than President Trump begging that hospital to allow Charlie to receive this treatment even though there is no guarantee? Wouldn't we all want this same right to life if our son were in dire need?

And where is this right when we see many in our country glamorize acts of euthanasia and suicide and call them expressions of autonomy ?

In the United States we can assume that the inalienable right to life is fungible at best, nonexistent at worst!

Lives are at risk and we must do something to change this mindset. Innocent persons will die if we do not do what we can to change this very sad commentary on the difference between what our Founding Fathers intended and what today's leaders have imposed.

So here is how we do it.

We begin by changing the way our children see the dignity and worth of an innocent human being. By using American Life League's Culture of Life Studies Program we can share these values and truths with children as young as kindergarten all the way through grade 12. We can teach them what Independence Day is really all about in our great nation.

As children mature into teens and young adults, we can encourage them to get involved with American Life League's Life Defenders . LD will help them hone their skills and become effective communicators of the message that the inalienable right to life includes every human being - both born and preborn.

Adults can continue this education by learning how to stop Planned Parenthood and drive this organization out of their communities, thereby saving both lives and souls.

There is so much we can all do to protect this inalienable right to life. And do it we must. As ALL Life Defenders national director Emily Brown wrote :

If we successfully respect humanity, our country will flourish. Everyone - the preborn, elderly, disabled, women, and so on - will be treated with the respect and love which we all deserve as human beings. You will see Planned Parenthood's reign of terror come crumbling down. You will see the abuse and manipulation of the elderly come to a grinding stop. You will see our preborn brothers and sisters given the inalienable right to life.

Spread the word far and wide until once again, as the Founding Fathers intended, those words "inalienable right to life" mean something for every person - both born and preborn.