Pro-Life Open Forum

Friday, Aug 29, 2014 - 7pm ET

Do you consider the unborn human fetus a person?

Even though abortion is wrong under Catholic teaching, we also cannot limit other people’s free will under the law. So how can you justify making it illegal under the law?

Why is in vitro fertilization morally objectionable?

How do you respond to the pro-choice argument that “It’s my body and I can do what I want to it”?

Are you familiar with a proposed bill in the Senate (s1696) (The Women’s Health Protection Act) that will strike down pro-life protections in all fifty states? 

How come I never hear this issue talked about in a homily? Are seminarians taught to preach about pro-life issues?

What is the Church’s stance on couples who are having trouble conceiving? What kind of treatment is acceptable? Fertility drugs? Artificial insemination? What would be objectionable?

If someone has ALS and go on a respirator to breathe and later down the line wants to take themselves off the machine, is that considered suicide?


The Laws of Life and Death
These days we hear a lot about “death with dignity,” but what does the dignity of human life demand? As the lobbyists for euthanasia and assisted suicide grow in influence, and as we face a healthcare future more murky and frightening than it has been in generations, our society finds itself in desperate need of sound and compassionate guidance on end-of-life issues. In The Laws of Life and Death, George Delgado—a Catholic physician and expert on both the medical and ethical issues surrounding terminal patient care—offers a useful layman’s guide to navigating the choices faced by the aged, sick, and dying, and those who care for them.