Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Abortion and Human Dignity

The Catholic Church argues that abortion is morally wrong because “the one eliminated is a human being at the very beginning of life.” (Pope John Paul II, 2003) The position of the Church is clear. Human life begins from the very moment of conception. This means that "no period from the moment of conception and along the path of embryonic and fetal development can be drawn to merit a moral justification for abortion on the basis of the right to privacy" or freedom of choice of the mother, "unless the life of the mother is in danger."