i have never heard one good argument FOR abortion.i have heard various opinions as to where the line should be drawn. There in lies the problem. We cannot arbitrarily decide-according to human opinion-when life begins and life ends.
Science tells us when life begins. I've often heard the argument that people who are pro life should not force their religion on other people.The problem is that i am not trying to force my religion on anyone;nor my morality.
When we obey the laws that don't permit murder,theft,rape etc we don't see that as forcing our morality or religion on people.What we are doing is protecting the rights of all human beings and protecting the human beings who accept those rights. We even protect people who have no concern for other human beings or their rights.
The prisons are full of people who do not accept that we are all obligated to do the moral good or ought and are never permitted to commit evil. Of course we can and those people are proof positive this is true.Another argument people use to support abortion is that it is for the 'health and well being' of the mother;if the truth were told health and well being includes a perceived inconvenience.
Pope Paul VI's Humanae Vitae prophetic words re contraception were true.He said the following in his encyclical on Human Life in which he affirms Catholic teaching re sexuality:
Contraception would lead to conjugal infidelity.
It would lead to a general lowering of morality.
It would lead men to cease respecting woman in their totality and would cause them to treat women as “mere instruments of selfish enjoyment” rather than as cherished partners.
Widespread acceptance of contraception by couples would lead to a massive imposition of contraception by unscrupulous governments.
People would say that abortion and contraception would make children wanted and as we see both have made children less wanted.There has been a steady decline in the pop of both The United States and European countries to their detriment.It has had and will have consequences these people would never be willing to admit.All i saw at that time were books spreading a fear about overpopulation.Absolutely false.
If anything,the opposite is true.
Tomorrow i will blog excerpts from Pope John Paul II's Evangelium Vitae-The Gospel of Life-he cites Humanae Vitae frequently.
Nobody is trying to take away a woman's choice.Women have the ability and freedom to make choices.We all do every time we get up and live out the day.
What we are trying to do is protect the unborn from being slaughtered.
We have lost 4 million to date.Four million unborn babies.That's genocide.That is a whole generation not to mention the generation those children would have had.
I can choose many things as a woman but i cannot choose to take the life of the innocent.The mother is not going to lose her life if she doesn't have the abortion.
She lives no matter what.The baby dies.