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.