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#44A SANCTITY & DIGNITY OF LIFE

I believe that life is a sacred, mysterious gift. I stand in awe of the conscious, feeling, vibrant expression of life. Accordingly, I will not engage in any behavior, nor sanction any acts that terminate such life, or needlessly inflict pain on such living things. My respect for the sanctity, integrity, and dignity of life is such that I will oppose certain medical, biotechnological, or agribusiness practices that I see as tampering with it or degrading it.   

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

opposes any ending the life of unborn through abortion 

opposes capital punishment (legal to end life of bad criminal)

opposes allowing so-called mercy killing: euthanasia

has bioethics related concerns about certain biotechnologies 

summary Wikipedia article: Culture of Life

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2321

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 72

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Right to Life  (from online encyclopedia)
NARAL Pro-Choice America (from online encyclopedia)
Stem Cell Research (from online encyclopedia)
Birth Control  (from online encyclopedia)
Suicide (from online encyclopedia)
Genetically modified food controversies (from online encyclopedia)
National Right to Life  (right to life perspective on abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, etc)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
National Pro-Life News (from LifeNews.com)
Pro Life Organizations and Web Links
Operation Rescue
Say No to GMOs
Non GMO Project
Worldview Watch #9: And Man Made Life
The Sanctity of Life, by Charles Swindoll (chapter 1 (30 pages) of an online book)
The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia by Neil M. Gorsuch  (book builds the case against, by Supreme Court Justice)
Assisted Suicide in Australia (report from The Economist October 22 2016)
"The Right to Die: What is Unbearable?" (report  from The Economist August 6 2016)
"Abortion: The Tissue Trade" (argues dislike for abortion and support for Planned Parenthood should go together; in The Economist August 1, 2015)
"An Abortion Banís Bogus Arguments" (opinion piece from The New York Times May 14, 2015)
"Doctor Assisted Dying: The Right to Die" (opinion piece from The Economist June 27 2015)
"Capital Punishment The Death of the Death Penalty" by David von Drehle (cover story Time June 8 2015)
"Right to Die Advocate Brittany Maynard Ends Life" (report from BBC News Nov 3 2014)
"Assisted Suicide: Where to Go to Die" (article from The Economist July 19 2014)
"Elderly Suicides in South Korea: Poor Spirits" (article from The Economist December 7 2013)
The Hidden World of Assisted Suicide by Jason Kane (Nov 13 2012 review of PBS Frontline program on this topic) 
On Women's Reproductive Rights by Soraya Chemaly (March 15 2012 article on The Huffington Post)
"Rocker Steven Tyler of Arrowsmith Haunted by Girl Friend's Abortion" by Kevin Burke (May 2011 article)
"What Is and Isn't Abortion: A Primer" by Amanda Marcotte (April 11 2011 article)
Ourselves Unborn: A History of the Fetus in Modern America by Sara Dubow (read excerpts from this 2010 book)
"Death Becomes Him" by Bruce Falconer (March 2010 The Atlantic article about assisted suicide)
"Going Too Far With Assisted Suicide?" by Nancy Gibbs (essay in Time, August 3, 2009)
"Wanted: Someone To Play God," by Nancy Gibbs (essay in Time, March 3 2008)
"My View As a Pro-Life Woman," by Carolyn Gargaro (essay posted on her Abortion Issues website)
Against the "Sanctity of Life" (article by anti-abortion, pro capital punishment Christian minister)
Priests for Life
What Does the Bible Say About Abortion?  (pro choice perspective from losingmyreligion.com)
NARAL Pro Choice America   (abortion rights, pro choice perspective)
Choice Magazine (on the web magazine from Planned Parenthood)
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt (argues abortion is act of love; review by Clara Jeffery of book in The New York Times Oct 9 2014)
Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century, by Alexander Sanger (excerpts from book)
Capital Punishment: The Death Penalty--All Points of View  (from Religious Tolerance)
The Ethics Site: Abortion, Euthanasia, Death Penalty, Bioethics  (award winning U. of Cal. at San Diego site)
Death Penalty Information Center
"Death Penalty Walking," by David von Drehle (article from Time January 14, 2008)
Moral Debates of Our Times: Abortion, Capital Punishment, Euthanasia, Animal Rights
Sister Helen Prejean (author of books The Death of Innocents, and Dead Man Walking)
The Death Penalty on Trial, by Bill Kurtis
Human Stem Cell Research -- All Viewpoints (from Religious Tolerance)
NIH Stem Cell Information Homepage
Stem Cell Research Foundation
Links to Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering Issues
Ethical and Social Issues in Biotechnology  (from University of Saskatchewan)
quotes about the sanctity of human life (Christian perspective, from Lutherans for Life website)
quotes from pro choice women and men
famous quotes related to capital punishment throughout history

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