Blog Template Theology of the Body: Abortion: A Failure to Communicate

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Abortion: A Failure to Communicate

Paul Swope, Project Director of the (excellent) Caring Foundation and President of LifeNet Services, Inc., has an incisive analysis of why women choose abortions and how our culture could convince them otherwise at First Things, here.

Skimming this article will remind the reader that it takes the Church, in its integrated structures and culture, to change the world: "...those women who are likely to choose life rather than abortion do so not because they better understand fetology or have a greater love for children, but because they have a broader and less fragile sense of self, and they can better incorporate motherhood and the dignity of the person into their self-identity."