Creative Minority Report has an excellent post on abortion and the Declaration of Independence:
Now, nobody with an honest mind can actually question when life begins. When they say they don’t know when life begins they’re intending to say they’re unsure when life is worthy of being protected. Or they say that it’s they don’t know when “life” becomes human life.
But it seems to me that Thomas Jefferson took care of all this. 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.