[quote=Texan in DC] Is it right to hold others to our beliefs when it comes to abortion?
Abortion is not merely a religious belief, it is a matter of human rights. Society exists and laws exist to protect people and advance the common good. Killing people is not a good, and cannot be held as good. Killing the vulnerable-- unborn, babies, elderly, disabled-- is not not something civilized people do. Utility does not define our personhood, our right to life.
[quote=Texan in DC] Many democrats will say the right to choose the best route, in a way this sounds good, you know free choice, but if we agree that abortion is killing, is murder of a living human, than can we walk away from our beliefs that easy, if we choose to stay quiet on those morals and teachings that we believe are to be true, than which ones do we not abandon? Where do we draw the line.
[quote=Texan in DC] This question is for my Democratic friends on this site.
I am neither “Democrat” nor “Republican”. I vote for specific candidates based on their integrity, and their stand on issues. But, I’m answering your questions anyway.
There are Democrats who are pro-life and there are Republicans who support abortion, so really this is not an issue that can be framed as an issue only with Democrats.
[quote=Texan in DC] As Catholics we do not believe in the use of contraception or condoms as forms of birth control. In this case should we then force these morals and doctrines of faith on the rest of our society?
Catholics must be true to their faith and therefore cannot support laws that conflice with our faith. At one time, contraceptives were illegal in this country-- these laws were struck down by the Supreme Court under the fabricated “right to privacy”. However, this does not “force” our morals on anyone as the US has a democratic process.
[quote=Texan in DC] What if Roe vs Wade was over turned, and abortion was made illegal. Lets say that contraception and all the other forms of birth control remained legal.
One down, one to go.
[quote=Texan in DC] Real world example
A young woman that is living on the streets as a prostitute, uses drugs, just gets by, some how surrivives each day moving forward, would we as Catholics, would our Church allow our government to make law that abortion is legal, contraception up to life is legal, and in sad cases like this take away the right to that woman that keeps bringing new life into the world, (crack babies) would we allow this womans tubes to be tied to prevent this from happening again? Even though it is against our beliefs, is this not the best answer?
No, it is not the “best answer”. Treating her as a person with inherent dignity and integrity would be the best answer. Treating her as a dog to be sterilized is not the answer.