“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.”
These words form the core philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and of our nation’s founding. Our Founders understood that certain rights are so fundamental that they are “unalienable;” they can’t be taken away. Among those is the Right to Life.
The rights that are under threat today are different than 240 years ago, but fundamental rights such as Life are being denied today, just as Jefferson documented rights that were being abused by King George III in 1776.
The Founders often referred in their writings and speeches to “posterity,” to “generations unborn,” and to the duty we had to both.
But the America of 2016 is not honoring those rights and duties.
So we need a renewal of the spirit of 1776 to champion those rights!
National Right to Life-inspired laws have banned partial-birth abortions, and banned late abortions when the unborn baby is developed enough to feel pain in many states, but more than 2/3rds of our states still allow an unborn baby to be killed any time up to birth.
Unborn babies count on us today, just as we counted on the bold Founders and brave soldiers of 1776. So how can we renew that Spirit of Independence Day?
- Speak up for the unborn, as Jefferson and the Founders spoke up for our rights.
- Contribute your time and resources, as the Founders offered their “lives, fortunes, and sacred honor” to that cause.
- Go to nrlc.org or click here to see how you can volunteer or donate to this paramount cause of our time.
Your donation, your time, your speaking out can save lives.
National Right to Life President