In a recent episode of The Patrick Madrid Show, Patrick had a compelling conversation with a caller named Jessica who brought up some questions related to the pro-life debate.
👶 The Misconception About Miscarriage and Abortion Laws: Jessica shared a personal story about her pregnancy where the baby was sadly no longer viable. Patrick clarified a crucial point – if the unborn child has died, the pregnancy has, in essence, ended. Procedures like a D&C in these circumstances aren’t considered abortion in the Church’s eyes, as they don’t involve the intentional ending of a living unborn child. Patrick reassured that even in states with strict abortion laws, medical procedures for miscarriages aren’t prohibited. He debunked the fear-mongering myth that women could be penalized for seeking necessary medical care after a miscarriage.
👨👩👧 Men in the Abortion Debate: Jessica wondered why men should have a say in abortion discussions. Patrick offered a zesty perspective: since it takes a man to conceive, the child is as much his as the woman’s. He argued that not needing to personally experience something to recognize its morality is a key point. Likening it to understanding murder is wrong without having to commit it, Patrick highlighted the moral duty to stand against what’s immoral. He amusingly pointed out the inconsistency in the pro-abortion stance: men’s opinions are accepted if they support abortion, but rejected if they oppose it. Look at Roe v Wade! All the people who decided the case were men!
📚 A Resource to Combat Pro-Abortion Arguments: Wrapping up, Patrick encouraged Jessica to check out Relevant Radio’s Fast for Life ebook on responding to common pro-abortion arguments. It’s a fun resource packed with information to equip and inspire!