Pro-life authors: abortion illustrates lack of compassion for poor children

Pro-life authors Terry Schlossberg and Elizabeth Achtemeier wrote:

“We often hear the argument in our society that it is far better for some children to be aborted than to be born into a situation where they are unwanted or where they will be abused and perhaps starved to death. But the implications of that argument is that we autonomous individuals, who make up our society, will take no responsibility for such children. They are not our problem. They would upset our lifestyle and plans. They would interfere with our independence and well-being. And so better to kill them in the womb than to let them come forth into light.

As one church woman remarked, “Maybe you want to raise all those unwanted babies. I don’t. That’s why I’m pro-choice.”

When it comes to the question of abortion, our autonomous individualism has turned us all into a nation of independent selves, with no communal obligations and with no responsibilities toward one another.”

Terry Schlossberg and Elizabeth Achtemeier Not My Own: Abortion & the Marks of the Church (Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1995) 10-11

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ. Get her free short pro-life e-book exposing the pro-choice movement. Copy-paste the following link into your browser:

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