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#44A SANCTITY & DIGNITY OF LIFE

I believe life is a sacred, mysterious gift. I stand in awe of its conscious, feeling, vibrant expression. Thus, I will not engage in any behavior nor sanction any act that ends such life, or needlessly inflicts pain on living things. My respect for the integrity of life is such that I oppose medical, biotechnological, or agribusiness practices that I see as tampering with or degrading it.  I especially value human life. (Note: vitalists believe life begins at the moment of conception. In worshipping a Personal God, some further restrict the scope of this theme in claiming, “Abortion is an insult to God.”)

More Information About This Worldview Theme

a spade WV Theme...

...individual <---> nature

the theme is paired with: #44B Hands Off My Body to make Choice #42    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 2.0    version 3.0         is this theme new to version 4?--NO

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 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs
Worldview Watch #63 posted 4/12/2020 The Faith-Based Challenge to Corona Virus Response 
Worldview Watch #57, posted 7/16/2018 Abortion and Winner Takes All at the Supreme Court?
Worldview Watch #9: And Man Made Life
 

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

abortion Culture of Life euthanasia
Sanctity of Life bioethics opposes capital punishment
Bioethics  Consistent Life Ethic Right to Life
Suicide Stem Cell Research NARAL Pro-Choice America
Birth Control     Genetically modified food controversies
     

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#5A   Scientific Materialism #11B Free Will   #18B Dispassionate   #23A  Sustainability
23B Enoughness   #28A   Hedonistic Orientation   #30    Intellectual Freedom  #32A  Valuing Human Rights 
#33A   Servitude / Enslaved  #35A  Sharing What Some Consider Very Private #36A Cynicism #37B Global Citizen  
#40  Environmental Economics #48A Privacy #50A Libertarian    #50B Left Anarchist  
#51A Ethical Globalization   #203B Egalitarian Progressive #204A Freedom From Limits  
       

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #44A: Sanctity & Dignity of Life

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
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)
"Suicide is declining almost everywhere"  (report  from The Economist Nov 24 2018)
"Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost" By Emma Green  (from The Atlantic Jan 18 2018)
"Is Capital Punishment Christian?" by Karl Spence ( September 24, 2017 post on American Greatness website)
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 Ban’s Bogus Arguments" (opinion piece from The New York Times May 14, 2015)
"CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically" by Nell Greenfield Boyce (NPR report on Jun 7 2018)
"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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