Abortion and Free Will

National Review’s blog, The Corner reports: Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, recently explained that her Catholic faith does not preclude her from being an advocate for a woman’s right to an abortion. She characterized it as an exercise of free will, which is endowed by the creator.

Her Catholic Bishop disagrees and published an article repudiating her claim. He said, in part:

It is entirely incompatible with Catholic teaching to conclude that our freedom of will justifies choices that are radically contrary to the Gospel—racism, infidelity, abortion, theft. Freedom of will is the capacity to act with moral responsibility; it is not the ability to determine arbitrarily what constitutes moral right.

Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should. The absolute truth of Scripture negates any efforts on our part to supersede God’s will.  God knew all of the complications and situations that can arise in our lives when He provided Scripture. Therefore, we cannot use situations to obviate the will of God. God does not believe in situation ethics.

It requires great courage to be obedient to God in the face of an overwhelming flood of criticism from the world. But, God provides all the strength we need to accomplish this task (Philippians 4:13; Ephesians 3:16).

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