The measures’ supporters, who expected court challenges, were undaunted.
The Gospel of life always contends with the forces of death and of evil. Pope John Paul II often warned us of an encroaching “culture of death” in our society. …
Tammy had been told that her little girl had a tumor on her mouth which, left alone, would grow and may lead to her death even before birth. If her little girl survived the birth she would need a tracheotomy to enable her to breathe and numerous surgeries thereafter. Tammy sought the help of Dr. Ruben Quintero to save her little girl.
The early Roman Empire was a Culture of death. The Christian Church was called into it to transform it from within and build a Culture of life. They lived as leaven, light and salt for the world into which they were sent. “To speak in general terms, we may say that the Christian is to the world what the soul is to the body.” Our situation at the beginning of the Third Millennium is similar.
Christians and members of every faith and philosophy can take heart in the fact that Florida is leading the way in promoting a culture of life. One notable effort in early March 2010 has been the so-called “Florida for Life Act,” House Bill 1097, which, if enacted into law, would criminalize most abortions now allowed under state and federal law, increase penalties for physicians who perform such services, and require pregnant women to receive more information on adoption.