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To: Mrs. Don-o
To carry out such a killing is an act of outrageous injustice; to be an accomplice is to be corrupted by collusion in injustice; to justify it is to betray a dangerous deficiency in justice; and even to tolerate it shows a basic unfitness to exercise political power, since the power to govern others --- if it is not to be tyranny --- must embody the strictest principles of justice.

That statement really cuts to the heart of the matter. There are many now, among those who describe themselves as "religious," who have convinced themselves that abortion is somehow a minor issue compared to "social justice" for those they see as poor and oppressed, nationally or internationally.

But who are the most deserving, the most needing, of justice? Who are, in Christ's words, "the least of my brethren?" Wouldn't that be those who cannot defend themselves, those who have no advocacy groups, or organizations, or political structures to defend them? Those whose very existence depends on the whim of one person or organization -- such as the unborn child, and those at the end of life? Those who die anonymously, for the sake of someone's convenience, with none to mourn the passing of their souls?

Let us insure justice for the "least," before we insist on justice for others.

24 posted on 08/16/2008 1:05:16 PM PDT by browardchad
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To: browardchad
Exactly right. There is a great deal of talk, in religious justice groups, about God's "preferential option for the poor," and that's true and right; but at least equally striking is God's "preferential option for the child." Jesus teaches, "It is not the will of your Father who is in Heaven that one of these little ones should perish"

--- and literally identifies with the child (as He does with the poor in Matthew 25) when He says, "Whosoever shall receive one of such children in My name, receiveth Me; and whosoever shall receive Me, receiveth not Me, but Him that sent Me."

25 posted on 08/16/2008 6:55:30 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Mammalia Primatia Hominidae Homo sapiens. Still working on the "sapiens" part.)
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