Friday, May 09, 2008

Unrepentant Old Hippie: wrong on the "rhythm method" too

I shouldn't be shocked, but the inability to make distinctions here is ridiculous. The Unrepentant Old Hippie really does not understand the issue.

The thing is: pro-aborts are so absorbed in their own ideology, and since they have the political upperhand at this point in time, they don't have to make any distinctions. They can say whatever they want, and it all makes sense to them, and since practically no one ever challenges them on their dogmas, they never really have to think about what they're saying.

Yesterday, I called JJ on the notion that the Pill Kills. She said it didn't. I referred to a Planned Parenthood website, which said that the Pill can prevent the blastocyst from implanting in the uterus, effectively killing the newly created life.

Well, JJ is not going to be shown up. She has to come back. So she comes back with this silly idea that the "rhythm method" (which, by the way, is not what Catholics use, but oh well) is somehow equivalent to the Pill because more embryos die being naturally left alone than through the Pill.

So JJ is trying to make it seem like pro-lifers should make the "rhythm method" morally equivalent to "The Pill".

Did JJ, or The New Scientist sit down and try to figure out why they are not equivalent?

The reason why the Pill is wrong but periodic abstinence is not, is because the Pill is designed to lessen fertility and potentially kill a new life.

Killing the new life is a goal.

Whereas, with periodic abstinence, you simply cannot be held responsible for a death. If no action is taken to kill, and nature takes its course, and you are completely ignorant of what is occurring in your womb, then you are not responsible.

You can't be held responsible for something of which you are ignorant. If you have no intention of killing the new life, and you do not try to kill the new life, then you are not doing anything morally wrong.

Pro-lifers don't try to stop inevitable deaths. Pro-lifers try to stop deaths that are intentionally caused. Pro-aborts have this crazy idea that the goal of pro-lifers is to make sure every woman has as many children as possible. That's not the point. The point is to stop the immoral action of trying to kill human life.

And by the way, Catholics in the know use the sympto-thermal method, the Creighton method or the Billings method. The calendar method isn't really popular.

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