472. Why must society protect every embryo?

The inalienable right to life of every human individual from the first moment of conception is a constitutive element of civil society and its legislation. When the State does not place its power at the service of the rights of all and in particular of the more vulnerable, including unborn children, the very foundations of a State based on law are undermined.


Veja este tema no Catecismo

Paragraph 2274

2274. Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.

Prenatal diagnosis is morally licit, "if it respects the life and integrity of the embryo and the human fetus and is directed toward its safe guarding or healing as an individual.... It is gravely opposed to the moral law when this is done with the thought of possibly inducing an abortion, depending upon the results: a diagnosis must not be the equivalent of a death sentence."81


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the alliance with the Romans and the continuation of the struggle for independence mentioned in 2 Maccabees 11:1-38?

How can wisdom protect us from evil, as revealed in Wisdom 7:28-29?

What is the church’s role in promoting reconciliation according to Philemon 1:6?

The Light of the World: Jesus is the light that illuminates the darkness (John 8:12)

How does the conquest of Canaan in the book of Joshua demonstrate God’s faithfulness?

What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself according to James 2:8, and why is it important?

What is the relationship between truth and joy mentioned in 2 John 1:4?

wcp

Share
Published by
wcp

Recent Posts

1. What is the plan of God for man?

God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created…

5 years ago

2. Why does man have a desire for God?

God himself, in creating man in his own image, has written upon his heart the…

5 years ago

3. How is it possible to know God with only the light of human reason?

Starting from creation, that is from the world and from the human person, through reason…

5 years ago

4. Is the light of reason alone sufficient to know the mystery of God?

In coming to a knowledge of God by the light of reason alone man experiences…

5 years ago

5. How can we speak about God?

By taking as our starting point the perfections of man and of the other creatures…

5 years ago

6. What does God reveal to man?

God in his goodness and wisdom reveals himself. With deeds and words, he reveals himself…

5 years ago

This website uses cookies.