We had a visiting priest at Lourdes this Sunday. He's been here before, and celebrated a sung tridentine mass on Christmas day last year. He gave a sermon at mass today, and talked about abortion and respecting the dignity of human life. What was the gist of it? A fetus is a human person, and killing an unborn child is no less heinous than killing a nine year old child or a thirty year old person. Distinctions between being a 'human' and a 'person' are subjective and arbitrary and have no place in decisions about whether it is ethical to kill someone.
We need more of him!