Today, a Facebook friend posted the following, and it has me stumped on what the Catholic response is; how do we Catholics understand something like this?
*"‘In nature, 50 percent of all fertilized eggs are lost before a woman’s missed menses.’
That does not count the number of blastocysts and embryos that spontaneously abort after implantation. Estimates are that 70% - 80% of fertilized eggs (in humans) do not survive, the vast majority being lost within the first trimester.
If one believes in a God who is all-knowing and all-powerful who created nature and made it work the way that it does, and if one believes that a fertilized egg has a soul, why would an all-knowing and all-powerful God set up a situation where 70% - 80% of fertilized eggs with souls never saw the light of day? Is God held accountable for such a high rate of abortion?"*
Thoughts? Does this information contain any truth, and if so, how do we respond?