These same enlightened voices suggest that the life of these unborn children are expendable. That, in the words of Blessed Pope John Paul II, these unborn children are “only a relative good: according to a proportionalist approach, or one of sheer calculation, this good should be compared with and balanced against other goods. It is even maintained that only someone present and personally involved in a concrete situation can correctly judge the goods at stake: consequently, only that person would be able to decide on the morality of his choice. The State therefore, in the interest of civil coexistence and social harmony, should respect this choice, even to the point of permitting abortion and euthanasia.”
Theses enlightened voices likewise speak of wanting dignity for women and yet they fail to dignify themselves in suggesting that women are unable to have the constancy to make prudent choices where it involves their own sexual physiology. It is quite sad that women have chosen to diminish the greatest gift God has given us. Gertrud von le Fort writes of the simple beauty of being a woman in her book, The Eternal Woman, “To be a mother, to feel maternally, means to turn especially to the helpless, to incline lovingly and helpfully to every small and weak thing upon the earth”... The very soul of the woman is meant to be maternal.
In whatever role God has called us to, whether it be as man or woman, father or mother we need to bear in mind the words of Saint Dominic Savio, whose life we celebrate today, "I can't do big things, but I want everything to be for the glory of God." Let all that we do today be for His glory. Make a great day!