AN IMPORTANT CLARIFICATION RE: ABORTION
The Supreme Court has sparked a nation wide frenzy about a woman's Constittuional right to have an abortion.
And in everything I see and hear, women are proclaiming their right to do what they want with their own body. But is that physically and medically correct? The answer is, "No. It is not the woman's own body."
As the topic has been oftn explained, a woman's tonsils and appendix are her own body and therefore may be removed if necessary without any moral conern. Or emotional concern.
A simple reference to Google will show what every physician knows, namely that a fetus is a being that contains half the mother's DNA and half the father's DNA. It is a body and a life of it's own in the woman's body.
I have read that some single Catholics women had a secret abortion for fear of being punished by the Church for having become pregnant.
It is not up to us to judge any woman who has an abortion. It is most certainly up to us to do whatever we can to understand the circumstances that drive women to make such a major decision. And to do whatever we can to alleviate such circumstances.
So, at least let's try to clarify the truth about what is or is not a pregnant woman's body. That will be the first step toward taking a real look at this terrible cloud that darkens our society.