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The Christening of Prince George and the infinite value of all babies

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On Wednesday, two colleagues and I observed the streaming video of the christening of Prince George of Great Britain. His mother appeared chic, and his father dashing. However, I was drawn to the handsome infant, clothed in a replica of the baptismal gown originally worn by Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter.

At three months of age, the infant has already become a style icon. A royal correspondent for BBC News has reported that the baptismal font also dates back to the Victorian era, with water drawn from the River Jordan. The tradition of honoring tradition continued at a private tea following the ceremony, where, according to CNN, guests sampled christening cake, a scrumptious leftover from William and Kate’s 2011 wedding cake.

In a gesture of recognition, the Royal Mint issued a commemorative coin in honor of the infant, marking the first instance of such a tribute bestowed upon a royal infant. Additionally, he can be considered the godchild of at least seven individuals, which would appear to be another noteworthy achievement.

Some members of the general public spent days camped outside the London chapel in anticipation of this most special of special occasions. In a report published by USA Today, one British subject was quoted as stating that the event instilled a sense of pride.

It may be a cliché to call a baby “one’s pride and joy,” but it is undoubtedly accurate in the case of this latest heir to the British throne.

It is a fundamental truth that every infant is deserving of such recognition, regardless of whether he resides in a palace or a humble dwelling. Every child possesses an inherent dignity and incalculable value. Prince George has not distributed any medals or dubbed a single knight; he is celebrated for who he is, not what he has done. He is a human being, and therefore, by rights, he is deserving of life and love.

The birth of a child is worthy of a 21-gun salute, regardless of the family lineage involved. This is why the practice of legal abortion is such an immense tragedy. It treats an individual of infinite worth as if he were as expendable as a broken toy. The victims are nameless and faceless, but they did exist, regardless of whether a given government chooses to recognize that fact or not.

It is to be hoped that, by the time of Prince George’s reign, the world will have come to understand that abortion does not solve problems; it only eliminates the problem-solvers.


Daniel Miller is responsible for nearly all of National Right to Life News' political writing.

With the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency, Daniel Miller developed a deep obsession with U.S. politics that has never let go of the political scientist. Whether it's the election of Joe Biden, the midterm elections in Congress, the abortion rights debate in the Supreme Court or the mudslinging in the primaries - Daniel Miller is happy to stay up late for you.

Daniel was born and raised in New York. After living in China, working for a news agency and another stint at a major news network, he now lives in Arizona with his two daughters.

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