Re: The Proudest Hour of the Prolife Movement.Jun 1st, 2009
That's actually incorrect about the Catholic Church first, which condemns all abortions and considers life to be God given, conceived as a beneficiary of full human dignity and rights, and sacred from conception. It has elevated to sainthood women, such St. Gianna Barretta Molla, who gave birth to infants, in her case in the early 1960s, even at the risk and cost of their own lives.
And also there is almost no common law or legislation that protects late term infants in the U.S. from abortion regardless of the motives of the mother. Whenever these laws are made they are immediately overturned in higher courts or by legislative agency by the pro-abortion movement. The entire legal domain of rights and regulation for the unborn, from abortions, to fertility treatments, to embryonic stem cell research in an outlaw state, beyond the rule of justice.
In modern medicine the baby can usually be saved, even from terminally ill mother. The instances of a birth causing the death of a mother is so small now, that it is almost non existent. It remains and myth and vehicle though for the pro-abortion movement.