We name the Holy Spirit “Lord and Giver of Life” in the creed. This declaration reminds us that the gift of life itself is of God. God created us in His own image and likeness when He breathed the breath (or “spirit”) of life into Adam and Eve, the first parents of the entire human race.
This likeness is therefore not of our own making. We are not our own property. We belong to the One who has made us, and has made us especially to resemble Him. We must give an account of ourselves to God one day. Therefore we hold all human life as sacred. This is why we are called upon to defend it against those who treat human life as “raw material” for grotesque scientific experiments, as we have unfortunately seen in various ways, even in our time of supposed enlightenment.
~ Fr. PaulDobson