Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

The Right to Life

"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..."
- Declaration of Independence

Of course, it should be obvious, the right to life is the first and most fundamental right.

Let's pray that we and our fellow citizens more fully understand the worth, dignity and right to life of all, including the most vulnerable among us.

Sanctity of Life Sunday is January 22, 2017. Many around the world will be fasting and praying from Jan. 1 through Jan. 22. BreakPoint is providing a prayer guide here:

Pray also for women to find their worth and dignity in their Creator. As Gary Bauer explains, "Of all the tragedies of abortion on demand, one of the worst may be that countless innocent American girls have been taught by the culture, and even sometimes by their parents, that their dignity and opportunity depends on their ability to destroy their own unborn children. I believe this sad fact is doing more to destroy America than what any foreign enemy could ever do." (1)

And how does God show us how valuable we are to Him? Well, take the example of the Saviors birth as explained by Dan Hart, "It's important to reflect on how Christ came to earth. He didn't burst through the heavens and descend on a kingly chariot accompanied by legions of angels, even though He could have. Jesus came to us as a zygote that was implanted in the womb of a virgin. This is a mystery that can never be pondered enough: Almighty God humbled himself to the point of becoming a tiny unborn baby, slowly developing over the course of nine months. This speaks to the nature of God's heart -- He patiently walks with us through the smallest details of our humanity, from a baby born in an animal's stable, to a boy lost in a temple, to a humble carpenter's apprentice, to a public ministry that relied on the charity of others for food and shelter, to a grisly execution on a Roman cross. By becoming fully human, Jesus sanctified and redeemed every aspect of our humanness. That is why every human life is sacred, and why we fight the culture of death." (2)

Oh God, that we may know the depths of Your love! Help us to reach out, not in condemnation and scorn, but in love, mercy, humility, and compassion as Christ did for us and all those who would believe! (John 3:36)

An Appeal to Heaven!
Mick Dobra, Chaplain
The Constitution Party of Illinois


1. Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families

2. "Merry Christmas!" December 23, 2016, By FRC's Dan Hart, Managing Editor of Publications

3. Life