You know, while all my colleagues were mocking Pope John Paul II in his castigation of the “so-called” Culture of Death, little did they know that such a culture would come to full fruition. We’ve seen this before. They say they’re for “reproductive rights” and that it’s all about “choice” when in reality they’re advocating for the sanctioning of the slaughter of the unborn.
Now they’re mincing their word salad of the day by appealing to the “right to die”, when in reality they mean the right for others to call the shots for when you’ll kick the bucket.
The Catholic Church has long recognized the “right to choose” and the “right to die”…
… that is:
You have the right to choose to not have sex if you cannot support a child.
You have the right to refuse medical treatment should you find yourself fighting a terminal disease.
What you don’t have the “right” to do is to murder your unborn child. Similarly you do not have the right to starve a person to death, as was done with Terry Schiavo, simply becuase she had found herself in a persistent vegetative state. In other words: YOUR RIGHTS END WHERE THE LIFE OF ANOTHER PERSON BEGINS. Should seem simple enough, shouldn’t it?
We’re beyond needing blessings as we’re on a self destructive path. God save America from herself!
PS: I’m one of the “outraged” citizens of San Francisco. I noticed this billboard when it first reared its ugly head as I have to pass it every day on my way to work. I won’t fight to have the billboard removed as I believe in freedom of speech. But I’ll tell you that San Franciscans aren’t ready for this, and this pressing of boundaries has prompted a general conversation of “what is life?” and “where do we draw the boundaries?” (I’ve already had this conversation with coworkers, students, and research fellows a couple dozen times in the last two days!). This billboard might be a blessing in disguise, and will likely have far reaching implications for the pro-life movement here.
They’ve poked the sleeping beast and they might not like the outcome.