Friday, January 25, 2008

A Jesuit Speaks on Abortion

Excellent article in the Washington Post, by Fr. Willam Blazek, SJ.

I particularly liked this:

"Final point, we kill the Church when, in ignorance, we hold it up to ridicule. Last Spring, I asked several medical students in a seminar whether they rejected Catholic teachings regarding reproduction and artificial contraception. Several raised their hands. I prompted them to articulate the position and to give their critique of it. Conversation languished for some while. None in that group of graduating physicians had an answer, yet these well-educated role models were willing to publicly disagree with an argument they could not explain."

H/t Karen Hall, via Curt Jester

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Blogger:
Fr. Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, recently posted two videos on You Tube in which he describes and demonstrates the two most common abortion procedures, using the actual instruments of abortion and the words found in medical textbooks and court testimony.
You can view these videos at (Dismemberment abortion) and (Suction abortion).

Video “Caution” Graphic must be signed in at 18 years or over: (This is a Prostaglandin Abortion)

These videos are part of a new project called, "Is This What You Mean?" It aims to educate the public about the nature of abortion and to challenge public officials and candidates who support the legality of abortion to admit what it is. A full description of the project is at
I am requesting that you post links on your blog to these two videos and/or to the full explanation of this powerful project!
We in the pro-life community have been fed up for a long time with “public servants” who can’t seem to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public. This election season, it’s time for that to change. No matter what politicians or voters or Church officials are or are not going to do, it’s time that we who know what abortion is draw a line in the sand and give candidates and office-holders alike this challenge.

If you will help spread the word by posting these links please email
Thank you,