Protecting Human Life
Personhood & Pro-Life
Life is a God-given right from conception to natural death! We at the Freedom’s Dream Foundation believe the right to life of every human person is Divinely authored and unalienable. That is why we consider it our paramount moral imperative to educate and advocate that the United States fully establish in law that Personhood is granted by our Creator to all human beings from the very instant of their biological development and that abolition on demand be abolished.
For the principled man and woman, no compromise is possible concerning such a critical matter of life and death. We hold that violators of this supreme right to life, in words or actions, make themselves unfit for offices of public trust in our American republic, since such violation fundamentally breaks their oath of office and vitiates the very basis of our liberty.
Elected and appointed officials in authority, including judges who wrongfully legislate from the bench, who abandon the clear Declaration principles of our Constitution must be checked if liberty, equality and justice are to prevail in our society once again.
The personhood of all unborn children must be recognized, because the stated ultimate purpose of the United States Constitution is “to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” To that end, Freedom’s Dream Foundation recognizes the human personhood under natural law of all unborn children and their specific protection under the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments of our Constitution. We educate and encourage our fellow citizens tirelessly in this cause.
The Declaration of Independence states plainly that we are all created equal, endowed by our Creator with our basic human rights. But if human beings wielding power over the weak and vulnerable may arbitrarily judge who is human and who is not, the doctrine of God-given rights is utterly corrupted. For righteousness sake, just as was chattel slavery, abortion on demand must be abolished in our land.
Abortion & Euthanasia
If the Declaration of Independence states our creed, there can be no right to abortion, since it means denying the most fundamental right of all to human offspring in the womb.
The Declaration states plainly that we are all created equal, endowed by our Creator with our basic human rights. Abortion is manifestly the unjust taking of a human life and a breach of the fundamental principles of our public moral creed.
Some people talk about thresholds of “viability” or “fetal heartbeat” as a test to determine which human offspring have rights that we must respect, and which do not. But physical condition does not determine our humanity; might does not make right. So the mere fact that the vulnerable person in the womb is wholly in its mother’s physical power and completely dependent upon her for sustenance gives her no right whatsoever with respect to its life, since the mere possession of physical power can never confer such a right. Therefore, medical procedures resulting in the death of the unborn child, except as an unintended consequence of efforts to save the mother’s physical life, are morally and ethically impermissible. They utterly vitiate America’s creedal commitment of equal justice for every person, regardless of station in life.
As for the so-called “right to suicide,” and related practices such as euthanasia: whatever emotional arguments we make on their behalf, they represent a violation of the principles of the Declaration of Independence.
Our rights, including the right to life, are unalienable. If we kill ourselves or consent to allow another to do so, we both destroy and surrender our right to life. We act unjustly. We usurp the power that belongs solely to the Creator, and deny the basis of our claim to human rights.
Death Penalty & Justice Reform
We believe that there are certain circumstances in which the death penalty is in fact essential to our respect for life. If we do not, in our law, publicly affirm that those who ruthlessly and with calculation take a human life—in a way that, for instance, assaults the structures of law in a society, or shows a cold-blooded and heinous disregard for the God-given sanctity of an innocent person—if we are not willing to implement the death penalty in such circumstances, then we as a society in fact endorse contempt for human life. We wrongly encourage potential killers to believe it is not in every mortal way a terminal step when they premeditatedly and fatally decide to move against the life of another human being. So we believe that there are, in fact, severe circumstances under which it is essential that a decent society have and apply the death penalty. Only thus may we enforce the clear moral standard against barbarous disrespect for the God-given sanctity of innocent human life.
At the same time we support the death penalty in extreme cases, we also support justice system and prison reforms that seek to address institutional and organizational failures. We believe these failures ultimately lie not in group inequalities and racial inequities as is popularly held, but in disrespect for the fundamental dignity of the human person, with an individual moral agent with free will and an immortal soul. We are opposed to the justice system’s serial lowerings of the age at which we adjudge people to be adults. The tendency in that direction, to prosecute children as if they are adults, is a confession of our own failure as a society to maintain the structures of family life, and to maintain the basis of moral education. As a result, we certainly have children now in whom there exists a shocking moral void, who engage in appalling acts of violence and depravity. But we need to respect the difference that exists between children and adults. We need to insist, from adults, in mature moral accountability and moral responsibility—and we also need to help our children develop as mature adults. This can only be achieved by a society that humbles itself before our Creator and seeks to walk according to His will. We must not take out our present failure of spiritual formation and moral education on younger and younger children. That is a grave error.
- To Affirm Our God-Given Human Equality
- To Abolish Abortion in America
Project Team Members:
- Alan Keyes, Ph.D.
- Dave Racer, MLitt.
- Edited by Marlo Lewis Jr., Ph.D.
To protect the right to life of every person.
- To abolish legal abortion in the United States.
- To create a private, public and legislative debate focusing on the unalienable right to life for each person from the moment of conception to natural death.
- To institute laws and legal protections in the United States and each State that ensure public standing and recourse to uphold the human rights of all living persons.
What Does the Person Project Include?
A multi-layered communication process starting with a persuasive book that forms the foundation for a:
- Documentary video presentation.
- Talks and forums by the authors.
- Social media campaign including video, podcast and use of public social media platforms.
- Partnering with affinity and advocacy/civic welfare groups and leaders to advance a public change in attitude that will generate legislative action; advance a Human Life Amendment to the Constitution; and abolish abortion on demand.
- Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, et al.
How Will We Accomplish This?
A well-researched and thoroughly documented book co-authored by scholars Alan Keyes and Dave Racer, edited by Marlo Lewis, Jr., exploring the philosophical, legal, theological, and cultural foundations of the natural law and the Biblical convictions that bequeathed our nation’s first principles in our Declaration of Independence, and are enshrined under law in our American republic’s Constitution. Paramount are the sanctity of life endowed by our Creator, the uniqueness of each individual human person thus endowed, and the God-given human equality and dignity we are obligated in justice to respect.
Alethos Press (https://alethospress.com) will publish the book.
As the book is completed:
- Retain an experienced video producer to develop a full-length documentary as a persuasive apologetic to change hearts and minds toward protecting human life.
- Retain an experienced social media director to create an online presence that will, especially, communicate with younger generations to motivate them to protect human life.
- Retain a public relations professional capable of generating awareness of the Person Project, using a variety of public communication forums.
- Retain a movement manager to oversee energizing the project through national and local organizations, either in partnership with other pro-life groups or to fill the gaps where they exist.
The common and accepted strategy of the regulation of life issues through legislative and judicial processes makes human life a political commodity that is traded for votes each election cycle. The political and election strategy employs a false legal, theological, and cultural understanding of human life – of “person” – and a failure of We the People to defend the Creator’s gift of an unalienable right to life to each individual human being.
As a result of the pro-abortion movement’s string of legislative, judicial and public communications victories, pro-lifers have labored, with only incremental and mixed success, for a legislative and regulatory campaign to reduce the number of abortions. Their goal is to roll back the number and rate of abortions by a regulatory process (rewriting laws). An ongoing educational campaign enlightens the public for the purposes of winning increased support. All this has great value and the educational processes are of utmost importance.
Pro-lifers use a parallel strategy by engaging federal courts to review and support or overturn newly enacted laws. Eventually, one of those court cases will make it to the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS), where a pro-life majority of Justices it is hoped may finally overturn Roe v. Wade and other abortion case precedents. A SCOTUS ruling, it is presumed, would send the regulation of abortion back to each state.
Relegating the regulation of abortion through each state’s lawmaking processes may be better than relying on SCOTUS, but it continues to make human life a political commodity. Leaving states to regulate slavery would be unthinkable today—so too is the sanctity of innocent life. Life must be protected in the U.S. Constitution.
The best strategy is to establish the legal, moral, and ethical status of each person, and overturn laws and court rulings that do not recognize each person’s unalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. From this can follow a successful constitutional amending process.