Monday, January 23, 2006

God have mercy on us

From the City of website, Abortion and the Dignity of the Body

Frederica Mathewes-Green once observed that, “There is tremendous sadness, loneliness in the cry, ‘A woman’s right to choose.’ No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg.”

and why is she trapped?

Women almost never choose abortion when the father wants their child, and wants to help out. Yet we hardly ever speak of the absent or unsupportive father when we talk about abortion. All too often, women demand the “right to choose” because of men who will not take responsibility for their choices.

Men who take no responsibility for their actions forfeit so much. And so much of the evil in the world today comes back to "Are my own actions contributing to the whole mess?"
But I want to leave you with a reminder of an all-important, but often forgotten way to build the culture of life: fidelity, in our daily lives, to the truth that the human body was not made for the sexual immorality that so often precedes abortion.

tip to Mark Shea

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