Voices

Matthew P. Schneider, L.C., is a priest with the Legionaries of Christ, based in the Washington, D.C. area. He currently studies graduate moral theology, planning on completing a doctorate in 2021.

Pro-life advocates pass the U.S. Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on Jan. 18 in Washington. Disability rights groups are not often prominent in pro-life demonstrations. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Politics & Society Short Take
Matthew P. Schneider, L.C.May 28, 2019
Disability rights and pro-life groups adhere to the same basic principle—that humans have inherent dignity based on who they are, not what they can do. But they don’t always recognize their common ground.