In a Huffington Post article published by Don C. Reed, a stem cell research proponent, the author lists a litany of effects that the Colorado Personhood Amendment would have. They include, banning abortifacient contraception such as the current pill, reforming IVF, banning abortion, and banning human embryonic stem cell research. All of these “effects” are precisely what the Catholic Church teaches faithful Catholics to strive for in legislation, or is it?
Don C. Reed states:
How do leading pro-life groups feel about the “personhood” movement?
Major right to life groups appear to regard the “personhood” attempt as so extreme, it would be damaging to their goals.
To the best of my knowledge, the personhood movement is NOT supported by the Catholic Church, the National Right to Life Committee, Americans United for Life, Focus on the Family, Concerned Women for America, nor the Eagle Forum.
In other words, the image that the Catholic Conference is giving is that fighting against the culture of death in a principled comprehensive manner, is “extreme.”
What I would like to know is what does, Don C. Reed, open pro-abortion and proponent of human experimentation, believe the goal of the Catholic Church to be? And why in the world won’t the Catholic Bishops speak up in favor of a bill that seeks to do everything they teach should be done?
The world is full of mysteries. Luckily, for this simple minded Catholic, doing the right thing, speaking up for truth (no matter if the world says it is a lost cause) is a lofty enough goal.