Saturday, September 17, 2016

No Truer Words Were EVER Spoken . . .

"Being pro-birth is not the same as being prolife. And being truly 'prolife' doesn’t end with defending the unborn child.
"But it does and it must begin there. To borrow some words from one of Notre Dame’s distinguished alumni: Abortion has been 'the beachhead for an entire ethic that is hostile to life, hostile to marriage and, as we see from the [HHS] contraceptive mandate, increasingly hostile to religion, religious Americans and religious institutions.
"Abortion poisons everything. There can never be anything 'progressive' in killing an unborn child, or standing aside tolerantly while others do it.
"In every abortion, an innocent life always dies. This is why no equivalence can ever exist between the intentional killing involved in abortion, infanticide and euthanasia on the one hand, and issues like homelessness, the death penalty and anti-poverty policy on the other. Again, all of these issues are important. But trying to reason or imply them into having the same moral weight is a debasement of Christian thought."
-Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
Tocqueville Lecture on Religious Liberty, Notre Dame University

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