Point is there should not be a choice and yes many of us do loose sleep over the innocent unborn deaths! Especially, with a man in charge who promised to have our tax dollars go towards abortions. To me, that is not someone who should be speaking at a Catholic College and receive an honorary degree. What you are seeing on these forums , at least from me, is fear and concern. I come here to take comfort that my fellow Catholics believe the same as me and help me through this troubled time. I will NEVER support someone who clearly doesnt support life…However it doesnt mean that I will not love him or pray for him. I just dont support him!
And how do these innocent babies come to be? What troubles me more is the stark silence of American Catholics and their priests over cohabitation and the “freedom” of sex in society. The only time I have heard cohabitation addressed was during my Catechism…but never in a homily. Honestly, it happens so much that it seems like most of us turn a blind eye to it.
IMHO I believe that abortion is a consequence of an even greater sin: disobedience. Especially when it comes to sex. Let us not be so quick to judge. We are not without sin. Think about it.
How many of us honestly were virgins when we got married?
How many of us women have gotten pregnant and decided to get married while pregnant to “make things look right”?
How many of us have lived with our boyfriend/girlfriend/fiance/fiancee before marriage?
How many of us have not taught our children about sex to the point of acting like it doesn’t exist until after marriage, and expecting that it will stop them from having premarital sex?
Any of these things can lead to a situation where one feels that they “need” an abortion. Let be real with ourselves. We are not perfect, but we can strive to be as much as we can through obedience and discipline. Most priests are not even encouraging us in their homilies to discipline ourselves when it comes to sex.
How does one best love Jesus?
Would you bestow an honor on a proponent of genocide? Why muddy the waters to the detriment of the children in the future, and to the detriment of life in the future, including the resultant increase in euthanasia that’s to come. Why provide a boost to the culture of death. Regarding the love of God, what does that look like to you? Do you think it is tolerant of evil doers and evil deeds? Do you think it facilitates them? Does it speak Truth to Power or does it merely wash its hands?
There are genocides of people (not necessarily babies) on this very earth occurring all over the world. Where is the outrage? Do cute little babies deserve more outrage than marginalized children, mentally ill, homeless? I don’t think so. All life is important. They were babies once too.
Silence on in vitro fertilization from the protesters who protest against embryonic stem cell research. Where do you think these embryos are coming from? I have to search this forum for topics on IVF. I don’t have to do so for abortion or ESR. Would you be willing to pay a tax to help with the costs of keeping unwanted embryos frozen?
Silence on divorce from the protesters who protest against gay marriage. The biggest threat to marriage today is not gay marriage - it’s divorce. Marriage is increasingly being seen as a temporary/as is/revocable contract instead of a sacred commitment between man and woman.
When there is a problem I like to think of the big picture. That way I can see the core of the problem. Fixing the mere manifestations of the problem is like putting a tiny band-aid over a bullet wound. It may appear to fix it…for a time. We as Christians need to address the core problems that are resulting in these societal ills. It will only get worse from here if we don’t get back to basics.