Bill O'Reilly Needs No-Spin Truth: Child in the Womb is Fully Human!
The truth is not elusive or hard to comprehend, but it will require some courage to defend. I'm just looking out for you, Bill.
Sadly, Bill O'Reilly continues to perpetuate the falsehood that the child in the womb is only a "potential" human being. However unwittingly, he gives aid and comfort to those who profit from the extermination of babies. Every child in the womb is fully human from the moment of conception and must be protected by the law of our land.
Every child in the womb is fully human from the moment of conception.
"I'm absolutely factually correct when I say a fetus is a potential human being and no one can deny that. I respect your opinion but until you become a Supreme Court Justice, it remains your opinion, your belief. I can't run this program based upon my religious beliefs, so I try to put up arguments based on facts and I believe we are successful in doing that."
Bill, in that one small paragraph you have gone so very, very wrong in so many ways.
It is not "factually correct" to say that a fetus is a "potential human being." For starters, it isn't scientifically correct. The fetus is an unrepeatable, unique human child, created from the joining of a woman's egg and a man's sperm, possessing a brand new DNA never before seen in the world. Human beings can only make human beings. The fetus is never anything other than human. The child is never a plant or animal. This seems so obvious as to not need pointing out, but clearly, the obvious must be stated.
O'Reilly's reasoning is unfortunately, a favorite of the abortion peddlers - that the fetus is not fully human, but only potentially human and therefore, extinguishable without moral wrongdoing. It's not actually a person being killed, they say, but only tissue that at best vaguely resembles a human.
Those who perpetuate this false argument justify it by placing subjective value on the child based on the stage of development, health, and ability to survive outside the womb. But none of those things has anything to do with humanity. The humanity of the unborn child is inherent from the first moment of conception, simply because the new person is an unrepeatable human being, endowed by their Creator with the right to life. Humanity is not a function of utility! Humanity is not merely an expression of size, ability, quality of health or even intelligence.
Every child in the womb - whether in existence for one day or fifty days or 200 days - is fully human, not "potentially" human.
This is not an insignificant distinction. It's not semantics. It reveals the heart of two very different philosophies; one diametrically opposed to the other; one true and one false. Those who refuse to acknowledge the full humanity of the child in the womb will eventually deny the full humanity of any person whose life becomes too inconvenient, too expensive, too unproductive to justify within their limited and selfish definition. It is inevitable. Once a human being can be justifiably eliminated at one stage of life, he can be eliminated at any stage. Once the sanctity of life is put up for grabs, no one is safe. Sooner or later, we are all vulnerable. To declare the child in the womb only "potentially human" is a false, de-humanizing tenet that leaves no life at all sacred.
It's distressing that Bill continues to subscribe to the lie that this is merely a "religious" belief and not a knowable, undeniable truth. He fails to see that abortion is the ultimate human rights issue, not simply a personal opinion based on cozy theology. He tells his viewer that the only opinions that matter in the U.S. are those of the Supreme Court Justices, and anything else is relegated to "religious beliefs" that carry no weight and hold no value where laws are concerned.
In this he not only helps the cause of the abortion vendors but also those who insist that religious beliefs and principles have no place in the public square.
Bill asserts that he can't run his program based on his religious beliefs, but instead must present facts to support his arguments. Well Bill, the good news is that you never need to check your faith at the door in order to do your show and present the facts, especially when it comes to abortion. And since you brought it up, what are those religious beliefs?
Since you are Catholic, I assume you accept Church teaching regarding the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death. I assume you accept the fact that every abortion kills a human being and is therefore always morally wrong. I also assume that you understand your obligation to God's revealed truth and the duty each of us has to live our faith authentically out in the world (even on television).
This means that each of us who wear ...
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