Against Abortion, But Pro-Choice?

This article from Fr. Saunders really got my attention when I first read it.  I think our country saw first hand that many nominal Catholics in Congress are pro-choice as evidenced by their votes during the Healthcare Reform debate.  We can’t have it both ways.  We can’t be against the evil of abortion and taking innocent life, but at the same time arguing that it is perfectly ok for someone else to do it because it is their choice.

Do you encounter people who are against abortion, but pro-choice?  After reading this article, how will you now respond to them?

How should we teach our children about this difficult subject?

Against Abortion, But Pro-Choice?

By Father William Saunders

Sometimes I have met Catholics — especially where I work — who say, “I am personally against abortion, but I am pro-choice.” To me, that makes no sense, but how can I argue with them?

The pro-abortion movement has made great gains using the “pro-choice” label. First, the “pro-choice” label numbs our moral sensitivity because its masks that anyone really is for abortion, ignores scientific and medical evidence and diverts attention from the act itself. Secondly, the idea of being “pro-choice” seems to appeal to Americans who cherish freedom and the idea of being free to choose rather than being forced to do anything.

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