Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Mere Probability


"The mere probability
 that a human person is involved
would suffice to justify 
an absolutely clear prohibition
of any intervention aimed at
killing a human embryo."
                                                                          Pope John Paul II (Evangelium Vitae)

(Léon Bazile Perrault painting US public domain) 

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15 comments:

  1. Absolutely. Having two children with type one diabetes has impacted on me finding out a lot about embryonic stem cell research. I really wish people did see the embryo as a human. Abortion has made us blind to this reality I think.

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    1. It is amazing how blind we've become, isn't it? May God heal us all. Thank you, Therese.

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  2. Thank you, Kathleen, and amen indeed.

    And thanks to whoever recently left a comment that isn't showing up... I clicked to view it and it suddenly disappeared. Whoosh - just gone! :(

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  3. This is why I've never understood the way this debate is so focused on women...women's rights are important, but not as important as the basic one...

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  4. That picture is really beautiful. Thank God for Pope JP II and his consistent emphasis on life from the moment of conception to natural death.

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  5. Amen! I had not read this quote before. Thank you.

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  6. Thank you, friends! I thank God for Pope John Paul II also. I found this particular quote only a few days ago, and knew immediately that it needed to be shared.

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  7. God was once unborn. His being unborn gives it a dignity and sanctity beyond mere animal tissue.

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    1. What a beautiful perspective, Joann.. thank you for sharing it.

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  8. Thank you Nancy. I love this quote and the truth of it. I am going to post it as well!

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    1. Thanks.. I'm now headed over to your blog!

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  9. I suggest that those finding this post head over to The Mad-Eyed Monk at http://themad-eyedmonk.blogspot.com/2012/11/plea-for-life.html for a poignant and excellent perspective.

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