A popular pro-life rebuttal, usually in response to the pro-abortion rape argument, is that innocent babies, born and pre-born, should not be held responsible for the crimes of his/her father (in this case, the crime would be rape); therefore, the innocent babies should not be aborted.
But I was thinking about Adam and Eve, and how we must baptize our children to rid them of original sin - the sin that Adam and Eve placed upon us when they first sinned. Why do we need baptism if, according to the pro-life argument, we should not be held responsible for the sins of our ancestors?
Disclaimer: I am not saying that we should not baptize our babies. I know that this is necessary and imperative for their spiritual health, but I am wondering how this pro-life teaching makes sense when compared to baptism?
Is the pro-life argument that I mentioned incorrect according to Church teachings? How does this make sense? :shrug:
Thank you and may the Holy Spirit bless your soul!