Abortion

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When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat?

Throughout a woman’s pregnancy, her baby undergoes many stages of development in the womb before being born, and among these milestones which indicate life is the fetal heartbeat. When Does a Fetus Develop a Heartbeat? Through the use of ultrasounds, modern science can detect the waves of the baby’s heartbeat [...]

By |2019-12-11T16:41:47-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Abortion, Fetal Development|Tags: , |

Can Catholics Apply the Principle of Probabilism to Abortion Decisions?

Some baptized Catholics who support abortion use a distorted understanding of Church teaching on the “primacy” of conscience to support their views. They also frequently misrepresent theological principles regarding Catholic sexual ethics.  One of the most common abuses involves probabilism, which simply means that if a definitive judgment has not [...]

By |2019-12-12T11:40:21-05:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Abortion, The Church on Abortion|Tags: , , , |
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What is the Role of Conscience in Moral Decision-Making?

The Modern Misunderstanding of Conscience A fundamental misunderstanding of the role of the human conscience lies at the root of many of the problems in the Catholic Church today.  Very few Catholics even know what that role actually is.  When pressed, many will say, “If my conscience tells me that [...]

By |2019-10-23T13:20:29-04:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Abortion, The Church on Abortion|Tags: , , |
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Has the Catholic Church Always Condemned Abortion?

Almost everyone knows that the Catholic Church opposes abortion.  However, few are aware of the long and rich history of the Church’s reverence and respect for human life, and fewer still can explain exactly why the Church cannot change her teachings on abortion. This article will address a number of [...]

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Why Should Celibate Priests Speak about Abortion?

When the battle over abortion began in earnest nearly half a century ago, pro-abortion strategists correctly identified their number one enemy as the Roman Catholic Church.  They were fully aware that, if a large number of priests began to speak forcefully and knowledgably against abortion, the Church would quickly become [...]

By |2020-01-17T14:20:52-05:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Abortion, The Church on Abortion|Tags: , , |
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Why Do Pro-Lifers Compare Abortion to the Holocaust?

The similarities between the Nazi and abortion Holocausts go far deeper than a high body count. There are many points of similarity between the Holocausts: Deceptive language Ideology formed by doctors The speed of the murders Philosophical justification Resistance to the "Abortion vs. Holocaust" Analogy Pro-choice adherents usually object when [...]

By |2020-01-17T14:17:15-05:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Abortion, Eugenics|Tags: , , , |
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The Abortion Hard Cases

Most people believe access to abortion should be limited. But how limited? Is abortion permissible to save the mother, or after rape or incest, or in cases of severe fetal deformities? The "Health of the Mother" Exception Because of advances in medicine, there are currently no maternal medical conditions for [...]

Isn’t Abortion Protected by the Constitution?

Abortion is not a constitutional right according to the strict text of the Constitution, but it has been justified as a constitutional right under the Fourth Amendment's protection of privacy. In short, the constitutional right to abortion is found not in the Constitution itself, but in a loose reading of [...]

By |2020-01-14T13:46:24-05:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Abortion|Tags: , , , |