That we must call abortion murder and a crime is doctrine

November 20, 2012 § 5 Comments

A reminder from Evangelium Vitae that we are not to pussyfoot around the language we use to describe abortion:

The acceptance of abortion in the popular mind, in behaviour and even in law itself, is a telling sign of an extremely dangerous crisis of the moral sense, which is becoming more and more incapable of distinguishing between good and evil, even when the fundamental right to life is at stake. Given such a grave situation, we need now more than ever to have the courage to look the truth in the eye and to call things by their proper name, without yielding to convenient compromises or to the temptation of self-deception. In this regard the reproach of the Prophet is extremely straightforward: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness” (Is 5:20).

§ 5 Responses to That we must call abortion murder and a crime is doctrine

  • Gian says:

    I agree absolutely but my question was political and legal.
    Abortion is murder but has any polity ever considered it as murder that normally deserves death penalty?
    This point is important since otherwise it is just loose talk to say that abortion per se is murder while it has never been in history treated so (You can correct me if I am wrong).

  • apothanein thelo says:

    Of course, abortion is murder. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. Why would anyone bother to argue? Your posts are usually more interesting, Zippy, except when you are picking fights with Mr. McG. On that score, you are no Treebeard: you were hasty, and I wish you would apologize. Not that my opinion matters, and indeed, I hope you will prevent this from being posted.

    But assisted suicide should be more widely available for cowards like me, who take up resources that belong to children and families and people who are worthy of life. I am 40 years old, useless, and a burden to society. I have no family, I have never had a friend, and now I have no job. Had I any guts I would have drowned myself years ago, or at least just stopped eating.

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