This is horrible. Just horrible. I’ve worked on many stories for The Cardinal Newman Society. I honestly think this is the one of the most shocking.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is currently deciding whether Costa Rica, which is substantially Catholic and the only country that completely prohibits in vitro fertilization (IVF), is infringing on human rights. Shockingly, a class at a Jesuit law school has sided with plaintiffs – and against the Catholic Church — to oppose laws that protect life from the moment of conception.
The tribunal, which rules on human-rights violations throughout Central and South America, met earlier this month to hear a case brought by a number of couples against the Costa Rican laws. The Costa Rican bishops have steadfastly opposed efforts to legalize IVF, abortion, and gay “marriage,” stating that their legalization would “not address the real needs of our nation and take no account of the dignity of the human person, the nature of the family and the values of Costa Rican society.”
Nevertheless, the International Human Rights Clinic at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, which gives students the opportunity to work on real cases of human rights violations that occur in several countries around the world while receiving credit, announced that they were filing a brief in support of the right to IVF — a practice which the Church has clearly and unequivocally judged to be immoral.
September 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm
Loyola students presume to know when the sovereign person is endowed with unalienable human rights to LIFE, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Taking a woman's ovum is doing violence to the woman's body. Permission may not be given, nor consent, to a crime. In the same manner, as practicing homosexuals may not give consent to abuse another human being and disregard the partner's rational, immortal soul, each damning one another. That is not love. God is LOVE. A rational brain that is not steeped in righteousness is plummeting downhill faster than lightning. Obama said that it was above his pay grade. Roberts said that it was not his job. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights says that the human being does not exist until it says that the human soul is endowed by our Creator.