Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A confused sister

Yes, abortion is the killing of an innocent life. So is war andviolent killing on the street. I have often seen many starving babies inhospitals in Honduras and witnessed their pain. In these cases, abortionmight have been the lesser of two evils, and even the most mercifu lalternative.
I don't think being torn limb from limb is merciful any way you think about it, sister!

I challenge our bishops to dwell more on unjust economic issues that both create and perpetuate the need for children to die of starvation, and for women to choose abortion. It would be better to aim at eliminating poverty rather than focus only on abortion. Poverty in our country and the world at large is a disgrace that cries to heaven for vengeance.
Sr. Arlene Welding,
SSSF Campellsport, WI
Poverty is a sin which cries for vengance, and Catholics DO need to work on it, but it doesn't justify this kind of extremism, sister. Voting for Obama will do nothing but enrich his millionaire friends. The poor who voted for him will be sorely disappointed.


Anonymous said...

"In these cases, abortionmight have been the lesser of two evils, and even the most mercifu lalternative."

This is the complete antithesis of the Christian message. Here is someone who has given up on hope in God. It's a miracle she is still a Christian, let alone a sister.

Anonymous said...

Most abortions occur in the first trimester before the development of the nervous system. The later abortions which you're suggesting are the norm actually only take place when there is a medical need, such as an immediate risk to the mother's life, or a baby that will be born without vital organs. It may offend your sensibilities, but then, forcing a woman to undergo childbirth when she knows she will them have to watch the baby die slowly and horribly over the course of a few days with no recourse offends mine.