Wherever in anything that God has made, in the glory of it, be it the sky or flower or human face, we see the glory of God, there a true imagination is beholding a truth of God.
-George MacDonald, Unspoken Sermons, Third Series, 1889
Him [or Her] who destroys one human life, the Scripture regards as if he [or she] had destroyed the whole world.
Talmud, c. 4th Century A.D.
Life is given to us on the definite understanding that we boldly defend it to the last.
-CHARLES DICKENS, The Chimes, 1844
Innocent human life, in whatever condition it may be, is, from the first instant of its existence, to be preserved from any direct voluntary attack. This is a fundamental right of the human person.
-Pope Pius XII, Address, November 27, 1951