Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
AskACatholic.com
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Adoration
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines and Practices
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Homosexual Issues
Life and Family
back
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History


Jude Kainge wrote:

Hello,

My name is Jude Kainge; I am a Year 12 student at St. Joseph's Nudgee College in Brisbane, Australia and I'm currently doing an assignment on Roman Catholicism and its views on abortion.

I have a list of interview questions below and would greatly appreciate it if one of you would kindly answer them. I need your replies as soon as possible.

If my questions offend you or are too sensitive, please reject my offer. Please put your name and occupation after the replies to the interview questions.

Interview Questions:

  1. As a Christian or Muslim, what are your views on abortion?
  2. Does your religion believe abortion is wrong? If so why?
  3. What are some values, attitudes and beliefs you attach with the notion of abortion?
  4. Do you think abortion should be made Illegal, even under any circumstances, such as Incest, rape or mainly when the mother's life is in danger? If so why?
  5. Modern technology has helped medical science to capture images of forming fetuses in a mother during early pregnancy. With this in mind, if the baby is physically damaged in the mother's womb, do you think it would be wise to terminate for the fetus's sake?
  6. Do you think a mother should be given the right to terminate a baby for petty, personal reasons: such as:
    • she is young
    • not ready, or
    • doesn't want the kid, etc.?

Thank-you for taking time to answer my questions; it's greatly appreciated.

Jude
  { Would you participate in an assignment I've been given on the Church's views on abortion? }

Mike replied:

Hi, Jude —

Here are my answers.

My colleagues may wish to add their own individual answers.

Interview Questions:

  1. As a Christian or Muslim, what are your views on abortion?
  2. Does your religion believe abortion is wrong? If so why?
  3. What are some values, attitudes and beliefs you attach with the notion of abortion?
  4. Do you think abortion should be made Illegal, even under any circumstances, such as Incest, rape or mainly when the mother's life is in danger? If so why?
  5. Modern technology has helped medical science to capture images of forming fetuses in a mother during early pregnancy. With this in mind, if the baby is physically damaged in the mother's womb, do you think it would be wise to terminate for the fetus's sake?
  6. Do you think a mother should be given the right to terminate a baby for petty, personal reasons: such as:
    • she is young
    • not ready, or
    • doesn't want the kid, etc.?

1. As a Christian or Muslim, what are your views on abortion?

Abortion is murder. Abortion is killing. For this reason it is ALWAYS wrong under ANY circumstance including rape, incest and the life OR health of the mother.

2. Does your religion believe abortion is wrong? If so why?

Yes, the Catholic Church and Catholic faith teaches that abortion is always wrong because it is the killing of a person who God has a specific plan for and no one has a right to choose to kill that **choice**.

Note: the **choice** I'm talking about is NOT the mother's choice but the future **baby's choices**.

Men and women who claim they are "pro-choice" think with a selfish, shallow mind and are REALLY "anti-choice". My question to them is:

What choice does that baby you see in a sonogram or ultrasound of a pregnant mother have?

The answer: None. Why? They are [killed|aborted].

Sometimes they will reply with: but that baby is not legally protected by law and is not a legal child.

My reply: The Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-212) is a United States law which recognizes a "child in utero" as a legal victim, if he or she is injured or killed during the commission of any [of over 60 listed federal] crimes of violence.

Many pro-abortion people turn this into an emotional argument when there is no need to.  The Catholic Church has SO MANY Crisis Pregnancy Centers to:

1. support both the mother and father
2. help financially, if needed
3. help them educationally, if needed

And SO MANY couples who can't have a child, are looking for children to adopt.

The pro-abortion myths I've heard are ridiculous. Despite what Planned Parenthood says, there is no over population in the world at all. Planned Parenthood falsely preaches this to promote abortions.

3. What are some values, attitudes and beliefs you attach with the notion of abortion?

  1. demonic
  2. evil
  3. immoral
  4. done for convenience sake at the cost of killing an immortal soul
  5. Planned Parenthood, the leading Abortion provider for over 50 years.
  6. Margaret Sanger, founder
  7. the Democratic party in America. I call them the Demonic party in America.

4. Do you think abortion should be made Illegal, even under any circumstances, such as Incest, rape or mainly when the mother's life is in danger? If so why?

Of course! When a man, a woman and God bring forth new life, under ANY condition, it is a wonderful thing to celebrate. God has decided to bring forth new life into the world for a specific purpose in life at this time in our history.

The cases you are bringing up are all crisis situations based on the emotion of the moment. One has to look past the emotion of the moment and toward the reality of the situation. This is where Crisis Pregnancy Centers help.

What isn't talked about is the number of male and female scientists, doctors, genius's and inventors that have been killed by abortions. To the female reader of this posting who is pregnant: your baby may be the next genius, doctor or inventor for THIS time in history!

We may have had the cure for cancer by now, except for the fact that some woman was persuaded to abort their [baby|future medical doctor of that breakthrough.]

5. Modern technology has helped medical science to capture images of forming fetuses in a mother during early pregnancy. With this in mind, if the baby is physically damaged in the mother's womb, do you think it would be wise to terminate for the fetus's sake?

Question for you Jude:

If you were that baby who was physically damaged in your mother's womb, do you think it would be wise that your mother to terminate YOU.... "for your sake?"

Would you rather [not exist on earth] and be killed by your mother or give life to others you meet in the world, even if you did had some type of handicap in life?

The answer to this question by YOU is my answer.

6. Do you think a mother should be given the right to terminate a baby for petty, personal reasons: such as:

  • she is young
  • not ready, or
  • doesn't want the kid, etc.?

No!

The mother doesn't have that right. YES, she has the freedom but freedom is given to us to do GOOD things in life, not bad things.

How can I say this? Because man and woman were created with the image of a loving God in their soul, not that demonic bastard Satan, the killer of souls.

If she is Young,
If she is not ready,
If she really doesn't want the kid ...

All she has to do is bring themselves to the nearest Crisis Pregnancy Center for support and care, NOT Planned Parenthood.

The Catholic Church has loads of these Crisis Pregnancy Centers worldwide.
All she has to do is bring her situation to the local bishop and that bishop will ALWAYS be able to assist her.

Reminder: it is important to know that any woman or young girl that HAS had an abortion, yet regretted it, can always have this grave sin [absolved|forgiven] by a Catholic priest.

Hope this helps,

Mike
Unemployed for more the 8 years; freelance Web Designer and Developer
Panoramic sites

Avocation/Special Interest:

Mike Humphrey, CICA
Catholic Internet Catechist and Apologist
http://www.AskACatholic.com

Have a devotion to the Holy Souls?
Check out my other site:

Helpers of the Holy Souls
http://www.helpersoftheholysouls.com

Eric replied:

Interview Questions:

  1. As a Christian or Muslim, what are your views on abortion?
  2. Does your religion believe abortion is wrong? If so why?
  3. What are some values, attitudes and beliefs you attach with the notion of abortion?
  4. Do you think abortion should be made Illegal, even under any circumstances, such as Incest, rape or mainly when the mother's life is in danger? If so why?
  5. Modern technology has helped medical science to capture images of forming fetuses in a mother during early pregnancy. With this in mind, if the baby is physically damaged in the mother's womb, do you think it would be wise to terminate for the fetus's sake?
  6. Do you think a mother should be given the right to terminate a baby for petty, personal reasons: such as:
    • she is young
    • not ready, or
    • doesn't want the kid, etc.

1. As a Christian or Muslim, what are your views on abortion?

Direct abortion, that is, the deliberate and immediate (=without mediation, not "right now") attack to kill a human embryo is always gravely immoral. It is possible to do an operation on a part of the body that will result in the unintentional death of an embryo (say, removing a cancerous uterus) for a serious reason but the operation cannot directly attack the embryo.

2. Does your religion believe abortion is wrong? If so why?

Yes. It has to do with human life. Because, scientifically, from conception an embryo is a human being, having a full set of chromosomes, being independent genetically from its mother, growing and developing, and so forth, we believe it should be treated as such, and not murdered. To define human being in any other way, or to confer human personhood at any other point, bases it on some factor that causes problems down the road.

For example, if we decide that 'personhood' is conferred when the baby can feel pain.

  • Does that mean that it's OK to kill an adult if we anesthetize it?
  • Or if the adult loses its sense of feeling for some person?
  • What if we confer personhood when the baby is born?
  • Well, what's the difference between the baby once it is born versus what it is on the other side of the birth canal?

Nothing, it's the same. Nothing changed. Birth is a strictly arbitrary definition of personhood.

  • What if we define personhood on when a baby has all its organs and parts?
  • Does that mean that an infant born with a missing arm or leg is not a person?

The only consistent and scientifically honest way to determine whether a baby is a person is to put it at conception.

3. What are some values, attitudes and beliefs you attach with the notion of abortion?

4. Do you think abortion should be made Illegal, even under any circumstances, such as Incest, rape or mainly when the mother's life is in danger? If so why?

Human life should be protected for whatever reason, although, as I've said,
if removing a body part of the mother causes the unintended death of her baby, that should be allowed. Note that the circumstances surrounding the conception have nothing to do with whether the baby is a person or not. Everyone would agree that a baby born of rape is a person. If it's a person then, it's just as much as person in the womb as any other baby. It's a difficult circumstance, to be sure, but it's not the baby's fault it was conceived in that way. Also, women suffer just as much trauma after an abortion of a rape baby as they a regular abortion. I know, I have a friend who had a child by rape and aborted it.

Allowing abortion offends the dignity of the human person. It communications that a person's worth is not based unconditionally on being, but based conditionally on some attribute or something incidental to being rather than being itself — being functional, being conscious, being sensitive to feeling, being wanted, so forth.
A human being deserves to live simply by virtue of being a human being.

For example, to think that a baby's life is only worth protecting if it is functional makes its worth dependent on what it can do for us — on its utility, which is selfish. Making the worth of its life dependent on whether it can feel pain satisfies our squeamishness; we don't like the idea of making a baby suffer, so it's worthy to live if it can feel, but not otherwise. Again, this is a self-centered view. If it is worth living only if it is wanted, likewise, makes its worth dependent on how important it is to us subjectively, but human dignity is objective: it exists whether someone "feels" or acknowledges it or not.

5. Modern technology has helped medical science to capture images of forming fetuses in a mother during early pregnancy. With this in mind, if the baby is physically damaged in the mother's womb, do you think it would be wise to terminate for the fetus's sake?

No more than we should kill a deformed infant after birth. It's still a person.

Such children often bring great joy to their families, contrary to conventional wisdom.

6. Do you think a mother should be given the right to terminate a baby for petty, personal reasons: such as:

  • she is young
  • not ready, or
  • doesn't want the kid, etc.

Absolutely not. Again, the dignity of a human being and its worthiness
to live is not dependent on its subjective desirability of anyone else.
See, if you start to think this way, you'll eventually treat all human
beings this way: You have dignity only if you are useful to me.

This is detrimental to society.

Hope this helps,

Eric
Network Engineer

Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.