Laws don’t consider whether or not a person has a soul.
So until we can prove beyond a doubt that an abortion very shortly after conception is in fact destroying a soul we cannot prove that they are guilty of it.
This is something we cannot prove because it is false. Once a soul is created it exists for eternity and cannot be destroyed.
My point is as soon as you are making the decision for someone else (by making a law or similar) you must be certain that you are correct and in accordance with God’s teachings.
You actually have it backwards. Unless we are certain that we are correct and in accordance with God’s teachings, we must respect life from the instance of conception, even to guaranteeing protection of the law for the unborn against those who wish to kill them.
We must keep in mind that the teachings of the American archbishops and the teachings of the Vatican have differed in the past.
The way the teachings and understanding of the infallible magisterium of the Church work is they develop over time, becoming fuller and richer. They never contradict themselves. Note that the Church has never said that abortion is not murder. It has always maintained that it is gravely immoral.
I’m not sure that I am informed enough to publicly back either side of the Roe v. Wade debate (although personally I denounce abortion). I just don’t understand why the most important aspect of the debate, - when the human soul is created -, is missing in America and instead we talk abut genetics and obviously faked photos of gut wrenching cruelty.
Because the moment the human soul is created is not the most important aspect of the debate and no, I can assure you, the photos are not faked.
And, sorry to the forum rules forbidding us from talking about politics, I’m not sure if I like the politicians we end up voting for on the basis of this, in my mind, imperfect debate.
This is not a valid excuse to vote for pro-abortion candidates.