In the recent MTV program about abortion called “No Easy Decision,” the couple struggling with their pregnancy talk about how they describe the child. The guy at one point calls the child a “thing,” and the woman gets upset. She says that while it is not a person, neither is it a thing. Then, pointing to her born child, she says that this is what it will result in. She says that her partner does not understand a woman’s perspective.
This exchange points to a key to the culture of life: we stop looking at any human as a thing and start looking at every human as an equal. When the child in the womb is seen as equal in dignity, we are closer to finding the strength to do what is right.