Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Quote of the day

"Our primary form of opposition to abortion should be that abortion takes the life of a living member of the human species, a human person possessed of the same dignity and worth as you or I. Yet the argument can and should, I think, be turned on its head: lack of chastity, at the individual or social level, makes abortion a necessity. Chastity is thus necessary for the promotion of the value of human life, a value deeply threatened by abortion on demand. [...]

"[T]he essential pro-life battle is fought at more personal and domestic levels. It is fought in the effort of young persons to be chaste prior to marriage. It is fought in married couples' efforts to forego contraception and embrace children, even, at times, at the expense of professional advance. And it is fought in parental efforts to educate a new generation of children into an awareness of the virtue of chastity, and the value of human life."

— Christopher Tollefsen, addressing students at last weekend's conference on Sexuality, Integrity, and the University at Princeton University. Used by permission.