Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Judie Brown: "Contraception: a stumbling block to ending abortion"
Graces given to us at Baptism should encourage us to lead others in Catholic teaching. And they should encourage us to learn more about our faith so that we can school others when they don't know or don't understand. This is especially true when such widely-debated issues such as contraception arise. For, when people do not understand the ramifications of contraception, they cannot fully understand abortion. I recently attended a meeting during which a member of the audience asked a Catholic pro-life leader why more wasn't being said about the connection between contraception and abortion. The response was "Not everyone has the same charism." Rendered momentarily speechless, it occurred to me that this type of vagueness is one of the problems that has plagued pro-life efforts for the past 35 years. Few Catholic pro-life stalwarts ever admit that there is a connection between contraception and abortion — let alone say it publicly!