#Choice,#Life, #Abortion, #Morality–Life after #Death?


"And because the homicides involved in abortion are ”little murders” – the kind of private, legally protected murders that kill conveniently unseen lives – it’s easy to look the other way." "Cardinal Francis George said recently, too many Americans have ”no recognition of the fact that children continue to be killed [by abortion], and we live therefore, in a country drenched in blood. This can’t be something you start playing off pragmatically against other issues.” Archbishop Charles Chaput
"And because the homicides involved in abortion are ”little murders” – the kind of private, legally protected murders that kill conveniently unseen lives – it’s easy to look the other way."
"Cardinal Francis George said recently, too many Americans have ”no recognition of the fact that children continue to be killed [by abortion], and we live therefore, in a country drenched in blood. This can’t be something you start playing off pragmatically against other issues.”
Archbishop Charles Chaput

 

So much has already been written on life, choice and abortion. What is important is life and truth, not my opinion or anyone else’s. The women having abortions are as much victims of the Big Lie as are the innocent fetuses they choose to abort. Politics, consumerism, relativism etc. reign like gods with promises of life after death, but in their world it is the fetus that must die in order for life to be lived as a selfish society deems happy and liberated.
Bishop Martino’s response to the social argument, “As wrong as abortion is, I don’t think it is the only relevant ‘life’ issue that should be considered when deciding for whom to vote.” He wrote:

This reasoning is sound only if other issues carry the same moral weight as abortion does, such as in the case of euthanasia and destruction of embryos for research purposes. Health care, education, economic security, immigration, and taxes are very important concerns. Neglect of any one of them has dire consequences as the recent financial crisis demonstrates. However, the solutions to problems in these areas do not usually involve a rejection of the sanctity of human life in the way that abortion does. Being “right” on taxes, education, health care, immigration, and the economy fails to make up for the error of disregarding the value of a human life. Consider this: the finest health and education systems, the fairest immigration laws, and the soundest economy do nothing for the child who never sees the light of day. It is a tragic irony that “pro-choice” candidates have come to support homicide – the gravest injustice a society can tolerate – in the name of “social justice.
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2 thoughts on “#Choice,#Life, #Abortion, #Morality–Life after #Death?

  1. Politics is excruciating for me because of what he says in that last quote. It is horrific, but I can’t help thinking abortion is not something we can change without addressing a host of concerns that make up the Big Lie–and probably we have to address them first, awful as it feels.

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    • I’ll quote Charles Krauthammer rather than the Bible here: “Politics is the moat, the walls, beyond which lies the barbarians. Fail to keep them at bay, and everything burns.” I fear we have already failed to keep them at bay. Krauthammer goes on to say, “The entire 20th century with its mass political enthusiasms is a lesson in the supreme power of politics to produce ever-expanding circles of ruin.” Abortion is such an ever-expanding circle of ruin, like a stone hitting the waters of life with repercussions beyond telling.

      It probably feels awful because it is awful if it means a child must die while we get health, education and immigration right. First comes life. A perfect condition for life will never exist. This after-all in not heaven but earth. What does it matter if we have a Utopian society in perfect balance but can’t recognize the true gift or worse the Gift-giver.

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