No-one would expect a Catholic to become an advocate for ABC but helping with the counselling and adoption, whilst not campaigning against ABC for those who seek it, could produce a partnership approach, rather than the confrontational one which exists currently. I want to see a much more comprehensive approach to relationship and sex education than we have today. The Catholic Church appears to resist attempts at "reproductive health" education, not just for their own members, but for the population at large and I believe this policy needs to be reviewed.
Nonsense. Abortion rates (and STDs) skyrocket precisely where contraceptives are more easily available and moral relativism reigns unchallenged. Both contraceptives and abortion are born of the same utilitarian approach to life. Because contraception fails more often than advertised and greatly reduces the moral sensitivity of those who make use of it, people resort to baby-killing anyway. Abortion is in most cases the result of failed contraception and is sought by educated women just as uneducated ones as "plan b" after failed contraception.
To posit that the Church today has such a strong influence over people's behavior as to reduce the efectiveness of contraception on a planetary scale with its preaching is also the fruit of absolute ignorance of the facts as fueled by the mainstream media and of having never spent five seconds to think logically. The Church is in most places an absolute minority, even in nations formerly of Catholic culture. People who follow the Church's teaching on sexuality and contraception are a an absolute minority on this planet, and certainly the availbaility of contraceptives is in no way reduced by our presence anywhere. But I have bad news for you, Vernon: we cannot compromise on abortion and contraception because they are intrinsically evil, contrary to reason and to natural law: in other words it is not just the Bible, it is not Revelation that obliges us to stand up against barbaric customs, but reason
. To say that we want to impose religious beliefs on society because we are against baby-killing or contraception is to say that murder and theft should be legalized since they are forbidden by the Ten Commandments and we can't have religion-based legislation. And of course private property should be abolished, since it is protected by the same moral law and we want "separation of Church and State" don't we. Wait, I can think of an ideology or two that actually support these examples of madness as their founding principles. Because reality is one, what is contrary reason, to human dignity and natural law is therefore
also against the faith and God's law. On things that pertain to the functioning of society people do not have to be all Catholics to be against murder, theft and slavery or what have you. They only need to be civil.
So, abortion should be outlawed even in non-Catholic countries. What it takes is some brains and some heart, not necessarily our faith. And because abortion is murder, once people are exposed to the reality of what abortion is they become anti-abortion, because murder is unacceptable for any society that intends to survive. Catholic or not. Of course the world is far from our positions these days. Well, that can change. Don't we have a right to propose our views? What if we can convince enough people? What if these people voted accordingly and we managed to have just and humane legislations and representatives who rejected and repealed the law of the jungle and treated human beings as human beings? Our position would become "legal" then, no? According to you, it is all it takes for it to be right
and undisputable, so I don't see your problem with us. Parliaments could even forbid schools, adoptive or biological parents, gtoups, media and so forth to "confuse children" (your words) with views of sexuality we don't agree with. We would be the majority no? So no problem there. I mean, if all truth is relative and thus doesn't exist at all, what would be wrong with us "legally" building a system different from that desired by secularists who are content with 50M innocents killed every year, a WWII-scale death toll every 12 months (it took WWII 6 years to kill as many people and not all of them innocents)?
No we will not compromise, for there is no halfway between murder and respect of life, between life and death, between freedom and slavery, between racism, eugenics and love of humanity, between selfishness and generosity, between right and wrong, between civilization and barbarity.
Ask her, burned alive with a saline solution in the very womb of her mother after 3-4 months if she would support a "comprehensive approach" to her own execution and cooperate with the doctor, the culture and the "legal" system that did this to her:
Compromise with me for a minute and visit our Sanctity of Life Library or google "aborted babies" for images of "non persons" that were "not killed" because they never were in the first place. . Blob of cells, extra tissue, nothing more. Those killed in other ways might be less pleasant to watch, so be warned, reality knows no "comprehensive approach" to facts.
FabrizioParty like it's 1773
No one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist (Pius XI)