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.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
ALL Pro-Life Today: USCCB Pandering to Obama Reaps Cruel Result
Leaders within the Catholic Church must take every opportunity to teach the sanctity of each and every human being's life. From the tiniest human person to the weakest, and all stages in between, it must be the goal of the Church to protect and to cherish life-and to ensure by its actions that others do as well. Yet we see that this has not always been the case. Read today's commentary to find new developments in regard to laws under Obamacare and to see what Church leaders are doing.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is promising a legal challenge to federal rules the Obama administration reaffirmed Friday requiring health insurers to provide women with a range of preventive health services, including birth control, without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or deductible. The Department of Health and Human Services made no changes to a rule released in August that exempted some religious organizations, like those that employ or serve people who follow its religion, from the requirement.
Thirty-nine years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, in Roe v. Wade, that the laws outlawing abortion in Texas were unconstitutional because a woman had a right to privacy, guaranteed by the Constitution. Suddenly, the unborn had no legal protection in the United States. But Roe v. Wade did not just deny legal protection to the unborn, it catapulted the United States toward all manner of unethical biotechnology.
In remarks that critics have said are disturbingly reminiscent of Aldous Huxley's famous dystopian novel "Brave New World," a UK ethicist has argued that since pregnancy causes "natural inequality" between the sexes, women must be liberated from the "burdens and risks of pregnancy" through the use of "ectogenesis," or artificial wombs.