Life is a precious gift

It’s absurd that across our nation we are having a debate as to when it would be the best time to deny life to an unborn child in the sanctuary of a mother’s womb.

We all began life in the sanctuary of our mother’s womb. When would it have been good for you?

“Human life is sacred,” Pope John XXIII recalled; “from its very inception it reveals the creating hand of God.” Life in the womb is ordained by the Author of Life. The termination of the life of an unborn child in the womb is the shedding of innocent blood.

We do justice when we “do not oppress the alien, the fatherless or the widow, or shed innocent blood.”

To deny the unborn child of its first breath of life is to commit a barbaric evil act which does violence to the most innocent among us.

Alyssa Milano tweeted that the new “heartbeat bill” passed in the Georgia state Senate would “strip women of their bodily autonomy.”

“In truth, it is not licit, even for the gravest reasons, to do evil so that good may follow there from, even when the intention is to safeguard or promote individual, family or social well-being.”

In a letter to the Georgia legislators, Alyssa Milano wrote, “We can’t imagine being elected officials who have to say to their constituents, “I enacted a law that was so evil, it chased billions of dollars from our state’s economy.”

It is written “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”

She also wrote “You have a choice, gentlemen. We pray you make the right one.”

To whom does she pray?

Life is a precious gift.

Alberto L Almanza

Harlingen