“I am a pro-choice Catholic.”
I have heard that before. I have heard it very recently.
I have heard it stated by politicians who seek to reconcile their political views with their religious heritage.
I have heard it repeated by those who argue that their philosophical affiliation or leaning doesn’t, in fact, clash with their faith.
I have heard it uttered by those who struggle with a personal decision that is at odds with a voice of conscience.
October is Respect Life month, so I thought I would comment. It’s worth saying that this is a topic on which I could write paragraphs upon paragraphs, citing theology, philosophy, science, reason. Instead, I will simply repeat one line of scripture: this the 19th line of the sixth chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians:
“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
It is an inarguable tenet of Christian faith that male, female and Divine Creator conspire, collaborate to create life. Genetic composition comes from us, soul comes from above. Body is a temple to house the Spirit within us. That Spirit is from God. We don’t generate it.
When does the Spirit enter the temple? When does the collaboration between created and Creator take place?
What are we actually destroying in this one legally protected act?
Talk about an inconvenient truth. But it’s one we need to face.
This young women states it brilliantly – see here.