In another topic I mentioned a essay written by Pres. Reagan regarding abortion. I thought I would share some quotes from this essay he wrote in 1983. "The real question today is not when human life begins, but, what is the value of human life? The abortionists who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from it's mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him (George Will regarding a baby who had 6 operations 9 weeks prior to it's birth) and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law- the same right we have." "Regretably, we live at a time when some persons do not value all human life. They want to pick and choose which individuals have value. Some have said that only those individuals with 'consciousness of self' are human beings. One such writer has followed this deadly logic and concluded that 'shocking as it may seem, a newly born infant is not a human being.'" "Obviously, some influintial people want to deny that every human life has intrinsic, sacred worth. They insist that a member of the human race must have certain qualities before they accord him or her status as a 'human being.'" "The cultural environment for a human holocaust is present whenever any society can be misled into defining individuals as less than human and therefore devoid of value and respect." "I have often said we need to join in prayer to bring protection to the unborn. Prayer and action are needed to uphold the sanctity of human life. I believe it will not be possible to accomplish our work, the work of saving lives, 'without being a soul of prayer.'" "Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decided that others were not fit to be free and therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide." These are just some of the valuable staements Pres. Reagan says about this issue. If you want to read the whole essay, it is called "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation"