Concerning abortion do not the scriptures say “thou shalt no kill”.
Tell me how killing a human being with a soul is not a grave matter!
Tell me how reading the scripture “thou shalt not kill” and applying it to abortion would be out of context?
That would be taking it completely in context.
So let me get this straight–if I kill someone and in any of our courts around america claim that i don’t understand why killing is wrong–in fact I think that it is right–are you going to tell me that the court would be dumbe enough to say "You know we believe you when you say that it comes from your heart thwerefore we do not condemn you and now set you free?
Of course not! No court or judge would be that dumb!
But you’re going to tell me that God who does write the natural law on every human heart would be Dumb enough to believe the same excuse from someone who obtained an abortion?
Is God really that dumb! I don’t think so! I do think that even though it may not be possible for me to know the heart of every person it is possible for God to know the heart of every person and for the overwhelming majority of persons–they would indeed know–because of the conscience that God gives everyman–that abortion is wrong.
It is grave. It is a sin that cries out to Heaven as the scriptures say. It is preached as wrong not only by Catholics but Protestants, Moslems, and Jews!
Don’t tell me that people don’t ever hear such teachings!
And don’t tell me that when they whip out the cash for one that they’re not giving consent–don’t tell me that they don’t know what they’re doing.
If they don’t know what they’re doing–why would any civilized nation or civilization let them do it?!
Now I’m not saying that it isn’t possible for a person to not know better and because of that to not mortally sin.
Say a Protestant never in their entire life ever heard of the Catholic faith or that we should try to exercise penance during Lent.
It would not be a Mortal sin for the Protestant not to do so. It would be if they did know the truth of the Catholic Church’s teaching and the responsibility of obeying the church.
Bottom line: grave matter is no big deal–disobey any of the ten commandments and you’ve done something that is a grave matter–knowledge is no big deal either–stealing is wrong for example–even atheists know that–and last of all consent is not that difficult either–even children of 10 years of age can Choose to do wrong–are you going to tell me that adults can’t?
The reason people get upset when you point these things out is that they’re the Catholic version of Protestant mortal sin deniers–but instead of saying that mortal sin doesn’t exist–they just maintain that it is difficult to do!
Same Satan–same dumb arguments–same pathway to Hell! Avoid the easy road that either says there isn’t any mortal sin or that it is difficult to committ. Both ideas are wrong and are of the devil!