The Consistent Life Ethic

is the belief that all human beings, by virtue of their humanity, deserve to live free from all aggressive violence, from the moment of conception to natural death.

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The Consistent Life Ethic serves as the basis for our work in human rights advocacy.  Adherents to this ethos maintain that human beings have intrinsic value: value that is not connected to external factors and characteristics such as mental and physical capacity, period of development, level of dependence, or behavior, but rather, is derived from their status and inherent condition as human beings.  As a result, the Consistent Life Ethic erases all of the arbitrary distinctions drawn by popular political parties and ideological platforms.  Its principal contention is simple: in order to qualify for human rights, you must simply be human.

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