Defined, is the deliberate termination
By killing the unborn child.
Such direct Abortion
Willed either as an end or a means
Gravely contrary to Moral Law.
The Church attaches canonical penalty of
To this Crime against human life.
Human Life must be respected and protected
From the moment of Conception.
From the first
Moment of his Existence
A Human Being
Must be recognized
As having the
Rights of a Person.
The inviolable right of every
Innocent Being to life.
Since the first century the
Has affirmed the Moral Evil of every procured
This teaching has not changed
Formal co-operation in an
Constitutes a grave offense.
The inalienable Right to Life
Of every innocent Human Individual
Is a Constitutive Element of a civil society
And its legislation.
The inalienable Right of the Person
Must be recognized and respected
Civil Society and Political Authority.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
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October 25, 2011