Could my desire of baptism for babies that are to be aborted suffice for them?


#1

I have a question. If baptism of desire is sufficient for a person that could not, for some reason, receive a true baptism, then could my desire of baptism for babies that are going to be aborted suffice for them?


#2

The *Catechism of the Catholic Church *:

1261 As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus’ tenderness toward children which caused him to say: "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them,"63 allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church’s call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism.

With respect to the question of baptism of desire for aborted children, I recommend the following articles:

Do Aborted Babies go to Heaven?
By Brian A. Graebe

Whether Aborted Children Should be Claimed as Members of the Church
By Msgr. John F. McCarthy


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