May 25, 2009

On The Issue of “Reducing” Abortion


Fr. Frank Pavone

We sometimes hear from those on the other side of the pro-life battle that they want to work together with us to “reduce” the need for abortion. It is part of our pro-life mission to reduce the numbers of abortions, and in fact our goal is not just to reduce but to end it. We have to start by making it clear that there is no need for abortion in the first place. No abortion is necessary, neither medically, nor morally. Women get abortions not because of freedom of choice, but because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. Yet when the People of God provide better choices, the way is clear to help both mother and child. Yes, we will reduce abortions, but let’s never imply there is a need for abortion.

For pro-life resources visit Priests for Life. Also, see Father Frank's blog.

2 comments :

Carol said...

I was watching the catholic tv channel and this came up. My first instinct was "you have to be kidding" when was it ok to have an abortion. Yiks. Have we slipped that much.

Dumb Ox said...

You needn’t worry. The Catholic Church has taught consistently from the very beginning that abortion is the taking of innocent human life. This has not changed. When Fr. Pavone says: “It is part of our pro-life mission to reduce the numbers of abortions, and in fact our goal is not just to reduce but to end it. We have to start by making it clear that there is no need for abortion in the first place. No abortion is necessary, neither medically, nor morally,” he is saying abortion is never acceptable. Pro-choice Catholics are Catholic in name only