When we destroy forest or pollute the environment, we go against nature and disturb the balance in nature. This leads to natural disasters. In our personal life we go against nature when we use birth control methods, have same sex sexual activity or try to change our of appearance to that of the opposite sex. The worst unnatural activity is to kill our babies in the womb. This kills 60 million babies each year. Since, every human life is more precious than all the riches in and the world; abortion is causing the greatest destruction of nature in human history. Furthermore, though other forms of environmental destruction affects lives, there never is an attempt to kill human beings. On the other hand abortion directly aims to kill human beings. Furthermore, it is initiated by the mother; which is most unnatural act. Therefore, If we are supports abortion, our fight against other environmental insults is hypocritical.
I fully agree with you.
This should not detract us from protecting the environment in moral ways however, as sometimes some people (not you it seems) take this kind of argument to mean that a Catholic should do nothing about the environment just because abortion is worse…
So how do we convince the mother that her child is worth having?
Nature in its philosophical sense is not the same thing as nature as in animals and plants. They may be related.
But if one cares about the environment but not about human lives…they seem to have lost the plot. Both are important, and can be related.
Without an environment that is suited to human life, there are no human lives. Ask the dinosaurs.
They are related.
There are no dinosaurs left because the environment stopped being suited for them…