Maria McCann

Run or stay?

By Maria McCann

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What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?

The call for an ethical conversion: seeing the faces of the pre-born

By Maria McCann

Several years ago, I encountered the ideas of the Jewish philosopher Emmanuel Levinas while I idly skimmed my high school religion textbook. I was intrigued by his philosophy of “the face-to-face.” Levinas argues that when we encounter another human being face-to-face, we become ethically responsible towards that human being. He declares that "The approach to the face is the most basic mode of responsibility” towards “the Other.” I felt intuitively that his philosophy was true, but like most of my high school learning, his ideas fell into some cluttered filing cabinet at the back of my brain.

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