Consistent Ethic of Life Essay

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The Consistent Ethic of Life should be accepted by society as a national standard upon which laws and policies regarding life issues can be based. I agree and disagree with this statement. I agree with this statement because I support the Consistent Ethic of Life and think that it should be accepted by society, but I do not think that it should be used as a national standard upon which laws and policies regarding life issues can be based. The Consistent Ethic of Life states that all life is sacred and that we must be pro-life on all issues regarding the basic value of life. For example, if a person does not believe in abortion, the CEL states that they should also be against nuclear wars as well. I agree with the CEL that all life is sacred. I disagree; however, that a person must be pro-life on all of life's issues. In my opinion, there are situations where there are exceptions. I am not a full supporter of abortion, but I think that if a person is put in the position where their own life is at risk or that having a child would not be the right decision for them and could affect them for the rest of their life, then, that person should be able to make the personal choice to have an abortion or not. I feel that, sometimes, people can be very narrow-minded on issues like this and that the individual's situation must be considered. How can we judge the choices for someone when we have no idea what is going on in their life? If a person is pro-life on one issue, but not on another, that is their personal choice. They may agree that all life is sacred, as the CEL states, but have personal reasons to not be pro-life on every single issue. That is...
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