Today's Wisdom

Those who do not pass from the experience of the cross to the truth of the resurrection condemn themselves to despair! For we cannot encounter God without first crucifying our narrow notions of a god who reflects only our own understanding of omnipotence and power
Pope Francis

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Human Dignity of the Unborn

When I was at Philips some 25 years ago, I had a discussion with a colleague on the right of birth. I remembered it when I lectured yesterday on pro-life. He asked: Woman has a right to abort her fetus - How can you infringe on her right? I answered: Sure but if you consider yourself in the womb of your mother would not you have the right to exist? And suppose you did not exist, at least the court should give you the benefit of doubt. The dilemma is whether you are a human at conception before you are born. But here I have evidence that you are a human with a brain being developed and little heart pounding from the beginning (See ). Even if you are not a human person yet in the womb, you still earn the benefit of doubt that we grant under law to criminals. The bondage comes from humans, not nature! If you are atheist you would agree with me as far as your freedom goes. And this is a matter of freedom of life! My colleague came back and acknowledged that my point makes sense. And you too have the opportunity to acknowledge it and furthermore to join Pro-life movement or at least support Pro-life in every way you can. It is an irony that the countries that call themselves "Developed" are the ones that legalized the destruction (or abortion) of their own children in the womb while those "Under-developed" are the ones that preserve their children for life! As a Christian, I too cannot approve of destroying my children before they are born. Support pro-life. Call BirthRight or other Pro-life agencies and do what you can. Human dignity cannot be denied to the unborn children. They are our future!

Today's Quote

"Behold I make all things new." (Revelation 21:5)


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