UNBORN WORD of the day


“I will feel your pain as long as it is politically correct to do so.”
July 2, 2007, 10:33 pm
Filed under: Pro-life, Quotes from Great Christians

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“The worlds of philosophy and humor often intersect so that philosophers can sometimes be mistaken for comedians and vice versa. To the age old question “If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” one might not be certain whether to respond with a frown or a smile. A contemporary variant of the question leaves no doubt about the appropriate response: “If a husband says something and his wife is not there to correct him, is he still wrong?”

“But there is decidedly nothing humorous about the question, “Does a human fetus feel pain during an abortion if no one is there to verify the pain scientifically?” We like to think that we citizens of the 21st century are compassionate people. …It is rather curious, then, that the subject of fetal pain, rather than activating the springs of compassion that exist in all of us, is often politicized, depersonalized, trivialized, and relativized. If a person is truly compassionate, it would seem that his sensitivity to another’s pain would not be subject to ideological compromise. It appears disingenuous to say, “I will feel your pain as long as it is politically correct to do so.”

From Fetal Pain: Real or Relative? by Dr. Donald DeMarco Adjunct Professor, Holy Apostles College and Seminary


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