Friday, March 27, 2009

more from Zenit.org

I've been taking some time recently to get caught up on catholic news ever since the entire controversy regarding the Pope's comments about condoms almost entirely passed me by. So, while perusing, I found this story about how Great Britain is going to advertise for abortion. The bishops there are appalled. I wonder what the point is. Do we advertise for heart bypass surgery? Do we advertise for breast reduction surgery? If, as the pro-abortion forces say, it is a medical procedure, then why would you advertise for it?

But, that's sort of the point isn't it? They want it to be advertised so that people will think it's just a normal part of life. They want to remove the guilt that people feel when they murder someone by making it seem like any other normal thing. It's just like buying life insurance, or getting a fish sandwich from McDonalds.

But, of course, it's not and I think people will see that. We know murder when we see it. We might not like to admit it but a commercial isn't going to convince someone that abortion is just like going to an amusement park anymore than a commercial for a gun seller is going to convince people that guns don't kill people.

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