Roman Catholic priest Antonio holds a mock foetuses that the National Bishops Council had manufactured for their campaign against abortion in Rio de Janeiro

Roman Catholic priest Dom Antonio holds one of the hundreds of mock foetuses that the National Bishops Council had manufactured for their campaign against abortion, during an interview with Reuters at the Nossa Senhora da Paz church in Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema neighborhood March 11, 2008. The mock foetuses will be distributed around churches in Rio and they will be carried to the altar during mass as anti-abortion videos are show on a screen. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos (BRAZIL) – RTR1Y69S

“No matter the reasons behind it, or whether it survives litigation, bills like Indiana’s can have a powerful cultural effect. After all, “discrimination” is a word used in the context of dignity-based rights; it’s part of the language of personhood. In the Indiana law, “They call [the fetus] ‘unborn child,’” Sanger, the Columbia professor, pointed out. “Usually a ‘child’ is a living person. We get this really beautiful rhetoric; we are subtly persuaded to think of the fetus as a child. The language works on us.” The more that happens, and abortion is talked about in moral terms, rather than entrenched legal ones, the more supporters of abortion rights will have to wrestle with questions that are uncomfortable to face. …”

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I am a second generation Adventist who joined the church by baptism almost seven decades ago when the Adventist Church was still pro-life. I have a Ph. D. Degree in religion, and my dissertation was entitled "From Pro-life to Pro-choice: The Dramatic Shift in Seventh-day Adventists' Attitudes Toward Abortion." I recently published a book with said title which is available at You need to type my name in the Search blank space to access it. I believe that the Adventist Church should get out of the abortion business, especially out of the elective type of abortions. The church did compromise on this moral issue back in 1970 and many of its hospitals were allowed to profit from the killing of innocent unborn babies with impunity. The church needs to repent of this great moral sin and publicly admit that it was wrong for the "Remnant," Church which keeps God's Commandments, to profit from what the Bible and our Adventist pioneers labeled as murder. The Lord is merciful and forgiving, but public sins must be publicly repented of in order to secure God's forgiveness. P.S.: I recently published my second book dealing with abortion and the Adventist Church. The title is: “Murder in Paradise: A Serious Warning to the United States & the Adventist Church” Paperback: List Price: $22.49 $9.00 You Save: 60%

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