With the election fast approaching, I am mindful of the many issues that are being considered as important or the top priority. I believe it is true to say that the priority issue is the right to life. It is set apart from capital punishment, just war theory, and many other social issues that are very important but not as fundamental.
If the very right to life is taken away, then no other right matters. To quote Pope John Paull II, "The common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights, for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture, is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundmental right and the condition of all the other personal rights,is not defended with maximum determination."