Seeing Abortion

Seeing Abortion

  • BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

“Unplanned” doesn’t so much argue as show.  “Abortion” becomes, accordingly, not an abstract issue, but an in-your-face, real, and bloody fact


We stand at a pivotal point in the great moral debate over abortion in our country—not because new arguments have emerged, but rather because laws so breathtaking in their barbarism have been passed, and a film so visceral in its presentation of the reality of abortion has found a wide audience.  As John Henry Newman reminded us, assent to a proposition is rarely a matter of acquiescing to rational demonstration alone; instead, it often has to do with the accumulation of argument, image, impression, experience, and witness. .

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