I was a bit taken aback by a Facebook comment shared recently by John Fulton 1, a person I know to be intelligent, compassionate, giving, sensitive, and a devout Catholic.
New York not only legalized abortion to the day of the child’s birth, but they also removed protections in the event the child survives, they can still murder the child with impunity. They removed the requirement of abortions to be performed by doctors. The slap in the face was the signing of the bill by New York governor Andrew Cuomo, a purported Catholic.
As a faithful Catholic Christian and Knight of Columbus, it sickens me. The fight for the sanctity of life has always been one of the most important moral issues that exists. I pray the rosary daily, contribute what I can to organizations that forward that cause, and participate in what events I can to hopefully end this culture of death and disregard for God’s greatest gift whether it is at conception or towards the natural end of life.
How did the Roman Catholic Church come to see abortion as depraved?
As an Irishman recently was want to say, “It is interesting to wonder though, by which revelation was it made known to the Roman Catholic Church that heaven does not approve of abortion?” 4 Somehow, Western society has gone from entertaining the notion of creation from a cosmic soup to unfettered procreation, and it’s of import to more than just the Irish how we got here (and what can be done about it)!
Certainly, Jewish law at the time and since has been that a fetus is not a person until most of it has emerged from the mother. Nor is there any credible argument that the New Testament holds otherwise. That did not serve to stop Christian theologians from trying to rule women’s bodies, as even the shortest review on the topic suggests. 5 It is difficult to take the depth of Catholic feeling all that serious though, when so many historians have demonstrated the rather dubious adoption of such policy by the Church (I am reminded of Catholics who taunt Muslims about Ramadan, but are actually wholly ignorant that their obligations during Lent are strikingly similar, lol).
My bottom line is that when one looks at the overall policy of the Church, it would appear to be in many respects focused on unbridled breeding, and the inevitable death and misery that entails. Yes, I have to argue that anyone who subscribes to such nonsense, not as an historical artifact that should be remembered but set aside now that we know better, but as present guidance for survival on Earth, is INSANE.
and I have to ask you, what do YOU want to do with all these insane persons?
- Source as yet unknown, http://hopeafterabortion.com/?page_id=53
- “Scholars Gateway : Jeremiah 31:15-17,” accessed January 24, 2019, https://scholarsgateway.com/search/WLC-LXX-YLT/Jeremiah/31:15-17.
- John Hamill, “What Does The Bible Say About Abortion?,” Atheist Ireland, April 16, 2018, https://atheist.ie/2018/04/what-does-the-bible-say-about-abortion/.
- Wikipedia contributors, “Catholic Church and abortion,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Catholic_Church_and_abortion&oldid=872786010 (accessed January 24, 2019).