Friday, June 24, 2011

That's a good point

Please take time to read Joy Beyond the Cross's and NC's comments on my last post.  Thanks for taking the time to comment ladies; I really do appreciate it.  And it gives me a great opportunity to explain what might seem incongruous.  But I assure you, it's not.

First, seriously, I AM NOT PRO ABORTION OR PRO ARTIFICIAL BIRTH CONTROL.  Sorry to shout but I guess I've failed to make myself clear.  I'm not going around advocating those activities to anybody.    In the United States, we separate church and state.  I believe to my core in that principle.  I also believe the Jesus Christ is the Son of God and he suffered and died for our sins.  Despite the fact that I'm a faithful Catholic, I'll defer to the online group and take down the "Faithful to Magesterium" button.  The last thing I want to be on my blog is confusing, so down it goes.      

I support absolute opportunity and equal rights for women under secular law.  Women should not be subordinate to a man in the eyes of the law.  The government should not be able to force a woman to give birth to a child.  They should not be kept from receiving birth control.  I'm sure this is not news to those of you in the know but, "Only 2% of Catholic women rely on natural family planning; this is true even among Catholic women who attend church once a month or more."  If you're using NFP (like I am to not much success), we are in a tiny minority.  

So this indictment of Catholics who profess respect for the United States Constitution is baffling to me.  There are a lot of Catholics using birth control.  I'm not one of them, so you're better off going after them.  I'm not averse to conflict, actually discourse like this is fun and educational for me but I guess I'm fast approaching my limit.  I don't delete any comments unless they are abusive and of course, nobody has been.  I don't dislike you if you disagree with me.  

I guess I'm trying to cover too many diverse topics on a narrow topic blog.  Although infertility has been a big blow to me, I'd seriously hate myself if I wallowed in that fact and that's the only thing I wrote about.  I'm a bad Catholic infertile blog support group member. :)  But, this is my blog and I won't shy away from advocating my position.


  1. Hi! Actually, giving each human being equal protection under the law is not a Catholic issue, it's a human rights issue. That's why you see advocates from unborn people in from all walks of life: atheists, agnostics, Christians, Buddhists, etc.

    Protecting the life of all its citizens is definitely a function of the government. I'm not talking about making sure they eat healthily, or are not exposed to asbestos, etc. I am talking about actually protecting a life from being directly ended, killed, murdered outright. That is the job of the government.

    So, I just am not seeing that as some sort of church/state separation issue, anymore than rape or theft should be considered a church/state separation issue.

    Anyway, I don't mean to meddle. I have enough debate going on on my own blog, ack! But just thought I'd throw that out there.

    God bless!

  2. * advocates for unborn people.

    Sorry, my brain is so tired these days.

  3. Hi ATC! Thanks for not taking my comment personally. I'm glad you took it in the spirit with which it was meant! :) Definitely not trying to attack anyone!!

    I'll just echo Leila in that abortion isn't a "women's rights" issue. It's a "right to LIFE" issue. It's not about separation of church and state. In fact, most of our laws here in the U.S. are based on Judeo-Christian values. That's why murder, theft, etc. are illegal. I hope you see the distinction.

    We would never call domestic abuse a "man's rights" issue, would we? No...when you're harming another living human being, your rights end. So it is with abortion. It's the direct and intentional harming of another living human being. A moral evil, as I illustrated in the CCC.


  4. Getting caught up here!

    I'm curious, as a lover of the Constitution, do you think Roe v Wade was a Constitutionally sound opinion?

  5. Good point, Lauren. I meant to bring that up as well.

    ATC...please, please read Roe v. Wade. Most Constitutional experts agree that it was a gross example of legislation from the bench.

  6. Thank you for sharing your opinons on these controversial topics with us - I know it's not easy. I like your arguments!