Sanctity of Life and Prolife Patriotism

Prolife PatriotismPatriotism is also a favorite theme in prolife campaigns, often portrayed by a national flag in the background, apparently in an attempt to attach a belief in the value of life with deeply-rooted patriotic feelings to further foster a greater sense of team spirit and loyalty to the cause. Just as with religious or political undertones, while this may galvanize a group with patriotic attachments, ultimately this dilutes and distracts from the pure and simple truth that life is sacred.

One who believes strongly in the sacredness of human life may not necessarily hold any great sense of country, regardless of their national origin.

Furthermore, it is the continued disconnected thinking of people—reinforced by the lines on a map—that helps us maintain the myopic view that this is a problem “in the United States” or a problem “in China” instead of recognizing the devaluation of life as a global human short-sightedness.