I often wonder how intelligent and educated people can be so fooled and refuse to see or even investigate some of their beliefs. I’m speaking of “pro-choice” people. Many of my friends and my fellow Catholics who are “pro-choice” are also intelligent and well-educated people. How can they fail to see the logic of the dignity of the human person? How can they fail to understand, as does science, that life begins at conception?
I’ve come to one conclusion, although I cannot prove it, and that it that these people who are “pro-choice” simply refuse to investigate the issue.. They simply want to believe what they’re comfortable with. I know this from my experience with my “pro-choice” friends. whenever I mention science, logic, or reason, it just goes over their heads. A common response is “I just think that every woman should choose for herself.” A rhetorical question I have is what is she choosing? She’s choosing the death of a human being. Can this be a choice? To put it in plain terms, can you choose whether you can kill your children who are under two, for example, as long as it’s your choice? What is the difference?
In the Book of Proverbs Chapter One states it this way: “The arrogant delight in their arrogance, and fools hate knowledge,” Pv 1:23. You have heard the phrase, “don’t bother me with facts.” This reminds me of this example. You see, I was that person for the first 40 years of my life. I was “pro-choice” but could not tell you why except that I thought we should be able to make such decisions ourselves. It was not until I investigated the issue that I found I had no basis for such beliefs, indeed, the evidence was totally against me.