In the WYA Certified Training Program, there is an article entitled, “Two Ideas of Freedom”. In this article, the author identifies the age-old and ever-pressing conflict between negative and positive liberty and that which we can do, versus that which we ought to do. Ideas have consequences, and in our commitment to upholding not only the idea of what we ought to do, but committed to the reality of what we can do, WYA North America will once again March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 21st 2016.
WYA staff, interns, members and friends will join thousands of other young people trekking from across the country and around the world to make our presence felt and our voices heard, in doing our part to Stand Up for Life.
To appropriate the title of a bestselling book, we find ourselves At the Crossroads of Should and Must. Afforded the culturally sanctioned option to terminate a pregnancy, we want to believe that it’s a matter of pro or anti “choice”. But, not all choices are created equal, whereas all persons are…
“…Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world…” (Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). Can the state morally proffer such a choice, and ignore the fundamental right to life?
Eschewing the typically inflammatory abortion debate itself, let us consider what we ought and what we can do to build the kind of world we want. Let us put our energy, skills and talents towards building a culture that values all persons and respects the diversity of human dignity, regardless of ability, quality, race, religion, ethnicity, and sex, etc. In short, let us stand up for the world that ought to be. #whywemarch #WYAwemarch
If you’d like to Stand Up for Life in solidarity with us, give a gift to WYA to support our work to defend the dignity of the person, here.