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People must stand for culture of life

The culture of life and the culture of death are two very important concepts that form the moral theology of the Catholic/Christian church.

I believe any person with a conscience knows all life is sacred and deserving of dignity from conception until called home naturally by God. This is defined as “from the womb to the tomb.” We must believe and open our hearts to life as deserving of protection and human dignity as a god-given right to all.

Recent passage of a New York bill, the Reproductive Health Act, which allows a pregnancy to end in abortion through the ninth month, is astonishing. Princeton law professor Robert P. George voiced what we all should. He said this bill is a “sheer act of inhumanity.”

It was in the 1990s that Pope John Paul II approved the term “culture of life,” and we are urged to stand up for this — morally, ethically and spiritually.

Marlys Floyd

Cedar Rapids

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