Has the Catholic Church Ever Accepted Abortion?

Has the Catholic Church Ever Accepted Abortion?

Michael Lofton engages those who claim the Catholic Church once taught it was morally permissible to have an abortion.

Articles referenced:

The main article critiqued by Michael may be found here: https://theoutline.com/post/8536/catholic-history-abortion-brigid

Dr. Donald DeMarco The Roman Catholic Church and Abortion: An Historical Perspective – Part I https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=3361

Dr. Paul Byrne, lecturer at the University College Dublin: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/38293/did-irish-saints-perform-abortions-dont-believe-it-scholars-say

00:00 Introduction
00:40 The Bait and Switch Tactic
02:21 The teaching of the church of ensoulment
08:50 A recent social medial thread on abortion
11:09 Did the Catholic Church’s teaching on abortion change?
14:45 Evangelium Vitae on abortion
18:40 Consider the source
20:00 Conflating decisions with teachings
23:40 Can the Catholic Church change its teaching on abortion?
25:00 Did St. Brigid perform an abortion?
32:24 Did the Church believe in delayed hominization?
44:20 St. Basil on abortion
45:30 Popes Sixtus V, Gregory XIV and Pius IX on abortion
48:00 Prudential changes on abortion vs. doctrinal changes
51:01 Can someone follow their conscience over church teaching?



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