Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Denver Archbishop: I became pro-life after stumbling on the body of an aborted baby in a sink

Bishop Aquila of Denver, when he was studying medicine:

“I held a basin as the doctor retrieved a tiny arm, a tiny leg and then the rest of the broken body of a tiny unborn child. I was shocked. I was saddened for the mother and child, for the doctor and the nurse," he continued.

“None of us would have participated in such a thing were it not an emergency,” he stated. “I witnessed a tiny human being destroyed by violence.”

“The memory haunts me,” the bishop concluded. “I will never forget that I stood witness to acts of unspeakable brutality."

“I witnessed the death of two small people who never had the chance to take a breath. I can never forget that," he said. "And I have never been the same. My faith was weak at the time. But I knew by reason, and by what I saw, that a human life was destroyed. My conscience awakened to the truth of the dignity of the human being from the moment of conception. I became pro-life and eventually returned to my faith."

“I learned what human dignity was when I saw it callously disregarded," he said. "I know, without a doubt, that abortion is a violent act of murder and exploitation. And I know that our responsibility is to work and pray without ceasing for its end.”

Brutality? Who cares about brutality as long as women have their "autonomy"!

If brutality is the price of autonomy, then so be it! Right feminists?