Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Life Links 10/29/08

Earl Boyea, the Bishop of the Diocese of Lansing has issued a statement after Governor Jennifer Granholm carelessly said the following about Proposal 2, a proposal to legalize the killing of human embryos for research purposes.
"as a Catholic, I can say to be pro-cure is to be pro-life."
Of course, everyone is pro-cure. Granholm is pro-killing-human-embryos for speculative research. Boyea's statement corrects Granholm by noting,
Of course, Catholics and all other responsible citizens will continue to seek cures for disease and injury. But to imply that Proposal 2 is a valid expression of Catholic principles is shocking. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Proposal 2, which goes before Michigan voters in a week, would give an unrestricted license to those who perform destructive experiments on human embryos.....

To be in favor of Proposal 2 is not to be pro-life. A well-formed Catholic conscience would never lead a person to support Proposal 2 "as a Catholic."

Anne Henderstott has a piece in Public Discourse about how dangerous it is to be a black child in the womb.
Currently, white women's rates of abortion have declined to 10.5 abortions per 1,000 women while black women's rates are an alarming 50 abortions per 1,000 black women. Put in terms of actual pregnancies, the figures are shocking: Nearly half of all African American pregnancies end in abortion.....

The black community has already been changed by abortion. At a time when 50 percent of their unborn children are aborted, many within the black community are beginning to recognize that their community has been devastated by abortion. Someday it is possible that their pro-choice political representatives will recognize this too.

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