Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pro-Life Month- Part 1 of 4: The lingering effects of abortion

If you're a woman, you can't escape dealing with life issues.  As the human life-bearers in this world, we women have an implicit responsibility to tend to life in all stages of development. Moreover, we must tend kindly and gently with one another, especially with others who may not share this view of their femininity and the role of motherhood.

For me, as a Catholic, two ideas convince me of the undeniable reality of the dignity of the human person from the womb to the tomb.  First, the gift of the Incarnation -- the Lord God taking on human flesh as evidenced in the Christmas story -- elevates the dignity of the human person like no other fact. Save for this second truth that was revealed in the Creation account, that human persons have been created in the "image" and "likeness" of God (Gen. 1:26).

And so, over the course of the next few weeks, I'll be posting links to thoughts and ideas on this pro-life theme. And, of course, the Among Women  podcast will be doing the same.

For starters:

1. Powerful article (almost painful to read) at the Witherspoon Institute's online journal Public Discourse: Ethics, Law, and the Common Good on the sufferings of post-abortive women: Women, Abortion and the Brain 
2. And here's Human Life International's short video on abortion's effects on men.
3. Why Life is Good is a t-shirt company I make regular purchases from. 

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