“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

No Words Needed


Daisy said...

Abortion isn't the problem, it's a symptom. Stopping abortion isn't the answer, because the actual problem still exists. All stopping abortion is doing is hiding from the truth. Our children need to learn abstinence, not just that sex is bad or that sex is evil, because it's not at all, but they need to be taught self respect, they need to get plenty of love from their parents. Most teens that have sex, do so looking for a love and touch that they are missing. Parents need to hug their children often, so they don't go looking for hugs/touch in a bad way. Touch is essential to the nurturing that we need as children to grow up to be well adjusted adults. Some will continue to have sex anyway, so then another layer of teaching, along with abstinence, but if you are going to have sex, learn how to protect yourself from pregnancy and deadly disease.

That means in order to stop the problem that causes abortion, teach abstinence constantly and consistently, then when older in addition to abstinence, teach what to do if abstinence isn't an option, how to prevent pregnancy and transmission of deadly disease. Often abstinence is not an option and many of our children don't know what to do in that situation, I didn't.

Wouldn't it be the most wonderful day when abortion stopped, but not because it was forced to be stopped by law and by fighting and by killing people, but because it stopped because there was no need for it anymore?

A Voice in the Crowd said...

Thank you for the post, Daisy.

I agree with some of what you say, but not all. I think saying abortion is a symptom and not a problem in of itself could be an attempt to lessen the seriousness of the issue or an attempt to neutralize the act in itself. You bring up a very good point how much we should love our children so that they can have self-respect so they can be abstinent, so true and so valid.

But what about the married couple that finds out they are carrying a Down syndrome child and choose to abort? Globally speaking, what about the Chinese Government that forces woman to have abortions?
What about the teenage who is showered with love and makes one bad decision, as we are all capable of?

In understanding the point that you are making on the teenage issue, I would also say that there are two distinct parts of each abortion and neither can be diminished. First the unexpected pregnancy, secondly the decision how to handle it. Each is a gate that can be addressed to prevent abortions.

If everyone who had an unexpected pregnancy brought the child to term, would abortion under you statement still be a symptom of something else? Or would it then switch to unplanned pregnancy is the symptom? So maybe abortion is not the symptom.

I would state that abortion is a more direct “symptom” of people not understanding, recognizing or caring about a life that is present.

I will address your point on teaching contraception in a future post.

Thanks again for your comment.