Sen. Mikulski's Healthcare Stance is No Life; Whole Life Means Defending all Human Life
December 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES, (christiansunite.com) -- Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) recently stated in a Senate floor speech in support of the proposed healthcare reform: "Healthcare reform is the most important social justice vote that we will cast in this decade. Universal access to health care is a basic human right...This bill is pro-life. Making it a debate about abortion is misguided and wrong ... These are pro-life principles... they are 'whole life' principles."
"Sadly, Sen. Mikulski's statement demonstrates a fundamental misunderstanding on her part about what it means to be Whole Life," stated Jason Jones, founder of IAmWholeLife.com, a project of HERO's Whole Life America. "There is no social justice when the life of an innocent child is taken by abortion; abortion destroys a whole life and protects no one."
Sen. Mikulski finished her statement with, "Reject the Nelson Amendment. And if you're really pro-life, vote for the senate-merged bill."
"The greatest threat to human dignity in the United States is the destruction of human life in the womb, not a lack of 'health care reform,'" Jones said. "I challenge Sen. Mikulski to consider the obvious flaw in her assessment and take the Whole Life Pledge, which recognizes that all human rights and dignity are predicated on a recognition and respect for all human life, especially at its earliest stage in the womb."
IAmWholeLife.com is a new project of HERO's Whole Life America. It is a highly interactive internet portal that allows people to learn more about the Whole Life ethic, to share their work in this field and take the Whole Life Pledge, which commits to "defending all human life from the child in the womb to the child in Darfur, from the embryo to the elderly."
"Any legislation that compromises the dignity of the human person, including the sanctioning of abortion, as Sen. Mikulski's does, is No Life. We invite Sen. Mikulski to reconsider and truly be Whole Life," concluded Jones.