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The Pro-Life Stance in the American Government
According the Merriam-Webster dictionary pro-life is defined as, “opposed to abortion.” However, through my Catholic education I have learned that being pro-life expands to other topics rather than just abortion, such as human trafficking, genocide, ethnic cleansing, the rise of ISIS, clean water, and euthanasia to name a few. While I may agree on a moral level with the pro-life stance on several of the issues listed above, I would not classify my beliefs as being pro-life. I do not believe that one has to be pro-life, simply a halfway decent human being to understand the unjustness in human trafficking, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. Such crimes are especially heinous. Nor does one have to be pro-life to understand the repercussions of ISIS taking control of the …show more content…

Such issues extend to a much grander scale of basic human rights being violated.
However, to what point does the stance of being pro-life violate the rights of the American citizens. The first amendment of the Constitution of the United States clearly states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” The fact that this is in the first amendment of the Constitution illustrates how important the founding fathers of the United States believed the protections of people’s liberties and the separation of church and state to be. As such, religious beliefs relating to any faith have no place in

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