Pope Benedict: Abortion Resolves Nothing

posted Sep 8, 2011, 7:22 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne   [ updated Sep 8, 2011, 8:08 AM ]
"Doctors, in particular, cannot fail to consider important the grave duty to defend against the deception 
of the conscience of many women who think they will find in abortion the solution to family, economic, social difficulties or to the problems of health of their children. Especially in this last situation, the woman is convinced, often by the doctors themselves, that abortion represents not only a licit moral choice, but that in addition it is a necessary "therapeutic" act to avoid the suffering of the child and of its family and an "unjust" burden to society.

"In a cultural background characterized by the eclipse of the meaning of life, in which the common perception of the moral gravity of abortion and of other forms of attempts against human life has been attenuated, exacted from doctors is a special fortitude to continue affirming that abortion does not resolve anything, but that it kills the child, destroys the woman and blinds the conscience of the child's father, often ruining family life.

"This duty, however, does not only affect the medical profession or health professionals. It is necessary that the whole of society defend the right to life of the conceived and the true good of the woman, who never, under any circumstance, will be fulfilled in the choice of abortion." (From Address to the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life, February 27, 2011).- From the Priests for Life @ www.priestsforlife.org