“Even if the presence of a spiritual soul cannot be ascertained by empirical data, the results themselves of scientific research on the human embryo provide ‘a valuable indication for discerning by the use of reason a personal presence at the moment of the first appearance of a human life: how could a human individual not be a human person?’[click to continue...]
The late Holy Father, Pope Saint John Paul II addressed the Bible’s silence on direct abortion. He speaks about it in section 61 of his papal encyclical, Evangelium Vitae (‘The Gospel of Life’).[click to continue...]
No one in their right mind would advocate for, celebrate, or condone murder.
Yet, this hasn’t stopped some liberals from trying to lay the tragedy of the shooting near Planned Parenthood at the feet of the pro-life movement.
I thought I would point out three logical inconsistencies with the politicization of this shooting by the liberals.[click to continue...]
If you heard this once, you heard it a million times. If only we all increased use of contraception, then we would see the number of abortions decrease.
Does such an argument hold up under scrutiny?
Let us turn to a papal encyclical, written by Pope Saint John Paul II, for some clarity. After all, no one else more famously opposes contraception and abortion as the Catholic Church.[click to continue...]
The curmudgeon, Dr. Gregory House of House, M.D. once talked one of his patients into an abortion in this wildly popular show.
In 2007 this was the 12th episode in the show’s third season. It was titled, “One Day, One Room.”
The patient this time was a religious, young woman named Eve. She has contracted a sexually transmitted disease after being raped. After House reluctantly agrees to treat her, he learns she is pregnant.[click to continue...]
Then Pope Saint John Paul II ties it all up and directs us back to governmental intrusions, like the two child policy in China.
“Thus the Church condemns as a grave offense against human dignity and justice all those activities of governments or other public authorities which attempt to limit in any way the freedom of couples in deciding about children.”[click to continue...]
Is it possible for the Catholic Church to declare abortion morally acceptable someday?
The Church, as it is, seems out of step with so much of the rest of the world. Does the appeal of “getting with the times” attract the Church’s hierarchy?
After all, the Catholic Church remains the most steadfast, ardent defender of life known to the Western world. It is unpopular for its hardline stance against the murder of the unborn.
Could the pope or the bishops decide one day to reverse Church teaching?[click to continue...]
Those entering medical school likely have high hopes of performing masterful surgeries. They have the expectation they will bring healing to their patients. They look forward to the challenge each day brings on the job.
Not much of that holds true for an abortion doctor. For the most part, his workday is just like the last 100 before them. He does the same baby-killing procedure over and over again.
In fact, he is not really practicing medicine at all.[click to continue...]
“I tried to immerse myself in destruction. I wanted to prove to myself that destroying others didn’t hurt… By doing every conceivable wrong, I hoped to strip myself of my conscience. I hoped to destroy all the values I had ever held.”[click to continue...]
“I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I supposed the others did too if they stopped to think of it.
“But in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics?[click to continue...]