By Aimee Murphy, Executive Director and founder of Rehumanize International, and Catherine Glenn Foster, President & CEO of Americans United for Life.
This paper consolidates inquiry and analysis of ethical, scientific, juridical, and historical concerns related to the ultimate abolition of abortion in the United States. Facing the reality that it is an all-too-common act of violence in our nation, we delve into the scientific facts, the statistical data, and cultural acceptance of elective abortion.
Acknowledging that justice requires the protection of the preborn human being within the law (as all humans deserve protection from aggressive violence), our exploration within this paper specifically focuses on the treatment of abortion as a crime. The ultimate goal of this paper is to ascertain how a justice system should treat this destruction of a human being within a larger cultural paradigm that seeks to uphold and protect the human dignity of all members of our human family in all circumstances.
We hope that this paper will inform lawmakers, influencers, judicial leaders, and our society as a whole about the need for a system of Restorative Justice to be enacted in union with all efforts to end this legal practice of medicalized violence.