Saturday, May 9, 2009

Fallacy of the Anti-lifers

(population control groups)

They argue that a tiny fetus is not a human being comprised of rights. If so, why does it grow into a human being? Or they say, there’re just too many mouths to feed. Is that a reason for the selfish act of murdering the innocent unborn? Just for greed of money “root of all evils” (1 Tim. 6:10).

I saw a tee shirt with the words: educate to elevate. St. John Baptist de la Salle had said that “education is the equalizer.” That means, it makes people strong, prepared and brave enough to meet life’s challenges and difficulties, capable of improving any situation. The pro-life groups look at children as heads that can be taught to think, hearts to love and hands to work. What’s happening now to the dwindling populations, the result of abortion and contraceptives? They become astray missiles about to self-destruct. People are the main agents and assets of civilizations. Come to think of it: one of those million lives snuffed out could have been a hero we needed, like those we idolize.

The Church consistently teaches that every act of love between a man and a woman must be open to the transmission of new life. Such love, if it be true must not be selfish but open to give life since whatever is true and good tends to multiply itself generously as trees that offer abundant and delicious fruit for man’s satisfaction. That’s not the end. Worst of all, the murder of the innocent unborn is among the four sins crying to heaven for vengeance: willful murder (including abortion), the sin of Sodom , oppression of the poor, defrauding laborers of their wages. Man cannot escape the wrath of God. He knows our most secret thoughts and acts. A just and merciful Lord, He expects us to repent and change, before it’s too late. “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” (Jn. 10:10).

We may fear the words of Jesus at judgment day: “I tell you solemnly, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me,” and they will go to eternal fire and punishment, and the virtuous to eternal life” (Mt. 25:45).

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