In many of the reasons given, aren't there special reasons that impel Christians to promote respect for life?
Christian morality subscribes without reserve to the "golden rule" of all the world: "Do unto others what you would have them do unto you".
Furthermore, the Christian doesn't ask himself who is worthy of being his neighbor; he asks himself instead how can he make another his neighbor (cf. Lk 10: 25-37).
Finally the Christian believes that the forces of evil are at work in the world, and it was to save all men that Jesus came into the world. By their violence, the campaigns for abortion and euthanasia aim at and reach man, but they also aim at God. Powerless to destroy God, the forces of evil want to destroy man who is the living image of God from the beginning to the end of his life. For the Christian, all men have received existence from the same God and that is why they are brothers. Consequently, every man must be, not only respected, but loved, because he expresses something of the goodness and beauty of God, and because he is destined to eternal life.
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