Jesus died for every man but what about the people that are aborted while still in fetal form. They never had a chance to be born…and their bodies are a mass of cells and not lifelike.
Life begins at the moment of conception, and Jesus died for every life, so yes, He did die for the aborted unborn.
[quote=hdog]Jesus died for every man but what about the people that are aborted while still in fetal form. They never had a chance to be born…and their bodies are a mass of cells and not lifelike.
It is a modern lie that a newly conceived person is “just a lump of cells.” The bodies of every person alive are masses of cells- just some are more developed than others, depending on their age. Everyone has a soul from the moment of conception. That is infallible dogma.
Physical development in a person proceeds from the moment of conception till a person is about 24 or 25 years old. The choice to eliminate someone any time between conception and 24 years old is purely arbitrary, for all of these states of being are simply different points of physical development that are fluidly connected.
Science will tell you the child is a living human being from conception. The only real “moral” argument from a scientific standpoint is whether the person is “intelligent enough” or “mentally developed enough” to count while a fetus. This is the argument Hitler made when killing off the insane or mentally retarded in his country. It is impossible to establish a valid “mental litmus test” for when we can morally kill somebody, or for when a person counts as a person.
A person’s stage of physical development and a person’s intelligence do not determine their value as a person or their worthiness to live.
“Fetus,” is in fact the Latin word for “baby.” Fetuses are lifelike; I don’t know if you’ve ever seen an ultrasound of a fetus? I watched a video of an 11 week old fetus being aborted, as seen through an ultrasound moving picture. Man, you could not believe how lifelike it was. It was twisting and writhing and its mouth was visible, open and screaming silently for help as its body was torn apart. This was a real video. It caused a huge angry reaction from liberal audiences when it was initially released and stirred up a lot of debate. The movie was called “The Silent Scream.” Here’s a link to it, in case you need to be convinced:
Fetuses are living human beings with a right to life. They are no less valuable than adults.
actually their bodies are not “masses of cells” any more than ours are, they are well differentiated cells from very early in gestation, and they are not only lifelike, they are fully alive and fully human from the moment of conception, and endowed with a soul made in God’s image. Jesus died for everyone, including those who die before birth, and as the catechism promises, we trust them to God’s mercy–what could be more comforting than that?