A new article of medical ethics by James McTavish is available for free download for a limited time.The title is "Exterminate! Exterminate!"
Go to https://www.ncbcenter.org/publications/ethics-medics/ then click “view/download”
He published it in the newsletter “Ethics and Medics” in the USA because it has quite a wide subscription so more people can read it. The article is about a new test which can detect Downs syndrome in the womb. However the technology, instead of being use to improve health, now results in the babies with Downs being aborted.
James said “I was upset when I saw many people in Ireland dancing in the streets after the law was passed allowing babies in the womb to be killed. More than 30 years ago the same country voted no to abortion and now it has changed. It is so sad to see the weak faith and weak values of humanity in Ireland now. So few had courage to stand up for life.”
In our Verbum Dei spirituality all of us members are called to be prophetic, like the voice crying out at midnight when everyone is sleeping (see Matthew 25:6).
What realities in the Body of Christ is the Lord pointing out to you? Pray about it and ask Jesus how to respond.
James said “I could not just sit by and do nothing so I put together this article to highlight the terrible tragedy of abortion.”
May each one of us not sit idly by, but live out our prophetic task as an evangelizing community. Let us help one another to be that voice crying out at midnight.
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