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‘The unborn paradox’

Catholic World News - January 05, 2011

Writing in The New York Times, Ross Douthat reflects on the paradox of rampant abortion in a society where so many who suffer from infertility desire children.

“This is the paradox of America’s unborn,” he writes. “No life is so desperately sought after, so hungrily desired, so carefully nurtured. And yet no life is so legally unprotected, and so frequently destroyed.”

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  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Jan. 06, 2011 3:47 AM ET USA

    Also, in the article there is a mention of the use of the rationale that getting an abortion 'saves' a baby from poverty. Is being poor so bad that life is not an acceptable alternative? What does this say about the poor that are currently living?

  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Jan. 06, 2011 3:24 AM ET USA

    The juxtaposition to infertility is a juxtaposition of the intentions. If you compare the children killed in pregnancies never intended to be with those frozen in pregnancy waiting for the intention to come along, you can really begin to see the injustice of meddling in the process of creation. I am not optimistic of the future on this front, but I pray.

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