The question is not, as Yost states, “whether we choose to assign [the embryo] human rights,” but rather whether we choose to respect the rights inherent in every human being. As freely acting agents, we may choose to infringe upon the rights of a person (with or without good cause), but we cannot choose to rescind a human right because we did not grant that right in the first place. Simply by virtue of being human, all human beings are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” It is the duty of the state to protect those rights.
.... Rev. Nelson will focus on recruiting and equipping African American pastors to open pregnancy centers in urban areas. As some of the highest rates of abortions occur among African-American women, and with the majority of abortion centers clustered in urban neighborhoods, Nelson’s work will focus on one of the most strategic projects in the pro-life movement today."