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.
As science progresses, particularly ethical medical practices such
as NaPro technology, the question arises whether it would ever be
morally wrong not to practice NFP when one has a legitimate reason for
such practice. For example, if you know that your baby’s life or your
own would be put in danger by a pregnancy, is there a moral imperative
to practice NFP so as to not unnecessarily risk losing a life?
The Fortnight for Freedom
is a call to fourteen days of prayer, education, and action for
religious freedom. As we’ve seen over the past five years, the need has
only grown stronger to persevere in this effort to reclaim a fundamental
right that all human persons possess. As with many things we may take
for granted, it is only when faced with its loss, that we come to our
senses and deepen our appreciation; religious freedom is one such
blessing worth reflecting upon.
I mourn for Stephen Webb even though I did not know him personally. His
work in First Things, particularly, “Saving Punishment,” affected me
deeply. He was also brave enough to write about Christians and
depression, and still, it claimed his life. As a people who exalt life, I
can only hope that we can exalt his life and offer consolation to
others because our faith has seen depression and suffering and there can
be light on the other side of darkness.
He has severe brain damage and he will need to take medications to
control seizures. Essentially he will always have to be cared for. He
is so little and is fighting so hard to live.” When asked if she had any
regrets she said, “I know in my heart God took the decision about this
child directly away from me. He wanted Jason here. Jason is in his
hands. I just have to put my trust in God.”