Promoting the Consistent Life Ethic in the Chicago
The Consistent Life Ethic is the belief that every human should be protected under the law and granted the full range of human rights from the moment that a new human organism is formed to the point until their natural death. Adherents to the Consistent Life Ethic strive to defend the lives of humans regardless of ability, age, criminal history, gender, immigration status, nationality, race, or sexual orientation.
While this seems like a straightforward assertion, many forms of violence are socially normalized or even legalized. While we are proud to live in a state free of capital punishment, for example, we live in a city with a long history of police lawlessness, and qualified immunity has essentially legalized killings by police. While our city government has long welcomed immigrants, ICE's looming presence threatens refugees and asylum seekers, tearing apart our communities and denying our friends' and neighbors' right to live. While we are glad to see the end of Roe and the era of Dobbs v. Jackson, we expect to see Chicago become an abortion tourism hub.
The time is right for an organization with a consistent worldview on human life and human rights, neither beholden to partisan interests nor divided by sectarian rhetoric.
Global values, Chicago action
Rehumanize Chicago aims to directly address the issues facing our city. At launch, we aim to be active against state violence by CPD and ICE and in favor of prenatal rights through volunteering, activism, and nonviolent direct action. A few of our goals:
- to raise awareness of the Consistent Life Ethic in Chicago by our words and actions.
- to push for nonviolent policies among our local, state, and national leaders by marching and writing letters.
- to work directly for peace and against violence by partnering with existing organizations to volunteer and raise funds for their important work.