Wednesday, August 26, 2009

When does ensoulment happen?

When does God give us our soul? When are we viable?

The great debate about life, when it begins and becomes "viable" as Roe v Wade and the "Freedom of Choice act" attempt to define in
Sec 2. Findings. Congress finds the following: (4)....Under Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton, the right to privacy protects a woman's decision to choose to terminate her pregnancy prior to fetal viability, with the State permitted to ban abortion after fetal viability except when necessary to protect a woman's life or health."

The definition of viable is listed with it stating:
(3) VIABILITY- The term `viability' means that stage of pregnancy when, in the best medical judgment of the attending physician based on the particular medical facts of the case before the physician, there is a reasonable likelihood of the sustained survival of the fetus outside of the woman.

The Catechist of the Catholic Church states that at the time of conception,
"every spiritual soul is created immediately by God - it is not "produced" by the parents - and also that it is immortal: it does not perish when it separates from the body at death, and it will be reunited with the body at the final resurrection."

So, when does this viability start? To define it's beginning is to know it best. To identify definitively when life begins without any gray areas is to know it and best care for it.

What does viability in this situation really mean? Is it the intent for the authors of these Bills to teach the people of this country what viability should mean? That viability means convenient, wanted, easy, productive and socially correct? And since these are the tenets of viability, when our elderly population meets any of these tenets, are they no longer viable to society......what will happen to them then?

Prayers for justice and protection for our very young and our very old.


deanna said...

Today's first reading re-affirmed that we must take care of all the vulnerable in society. ALL must be taken care of, what is so difficult to understand about that?

Smiley said...

What so ever you do to the LEAST of my brothers that you do unto me.

The LEAST is the unborn and the old, what we do, or dont do to them we do or do not do to God.

Marie said...

when our elderly population meets any of these tenets, are they no longer viable to society......what will happen to them then?

I am stunned!! Because this is prophetic and I HOPE all those who are mature age will remember THEIR own vulnerability.

Remember Obama is ready to kill his OWN grandchildren if they are a 'mistake.' You cannot get more cold blooded than that! Does anyone think he is going to care about elderly people who are strangers to him? NO!

This is a brilliant piece THANKYOU hon for sharing your thoughts:).

God bless you and much love to you

Marie xooxoxoxo