Thursday, September 25, 2008

When agnosticism passes into moral cowardice

Rev. Fr. Frank Brennan S.J. A.O. had another good piece on Victoria’s abortion laws the other day. In it, we read that

Section 48 [of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities] provides that 'Nothing in this Charter affects any law applicable to abortion or child destruction'. It was included in the Charter to accommodate the concerns of Professor [George] Williams and his colleagues that the Charter not purport to resolve the question of when life begins for the purposes of defining the right to life.
What good is a charter on human rights if it fails to decide which humans get the rights?! This kind of indifference is an example of how agnosticism passes into moral cowardice.

Reginaldvs Cantvar

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