“ Human rights are the minimum conditions for life in community.”
Rights are a reflection of human worth
Immigration Rights & Borders
Passions can be helpful, but they can also blind us. Can you determine what sorts of things are behind the passions you see on this video about a topic that ordinarily tends to be pretty dry (health insurance!)? And can you identify blind spots on one or the other side (or both) based upon your reading for Tuesday, the video Sick Around America , and our discussions about social & economic injustice in general? vt
discuss why access to medical care is a significant issue for social justice (especially in terms of ‘what’s up to you’ vs. ‘what’s not up to you’), and
consider the Catholic contribution to the healthcare debate in this country.
You can’t welcome life into the world and then not care about what happens to it after it gets here.
In short: “We must defend the right to life of the weakest among us; we must also be supportive of the quality of life of the powerless among us: the old and the young, the hungry and the homeless, the undocumented immigrant and the unemployed worker, the sick, the disabled and the dying.” (Cardinal Bernardin)
“ In the end, the kind of health care we tolerate reflects the kind of society we are or want to be.” — Dr. Edmund Pelligrino (XP, p. 139)