Despite constant media attention on issues such as immigration, global warming and economic disparity, the fact remains that abortion outweighs them all as the greatest moral evil of our age, or “the fundamental injustice in American society,” in the words of Archbishop Gomez.
The Archbishop’s words echoed those of Saint John Paul II, who wrote back in 1995 that “governments must ensure that all members of society enjoy respect for certain fundamental rights which innately belong to the person” and that “first and fundamental among these is the inviolable right to life of every innocent human being.”
John Paul went on to say that “laws which legitimize the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion or euthanasia are in complete opposition to the inviolable right to life proper to every individual; they thus deny the equality of everyone before the law.”
John Paul, in fact, called the right to life “the first of the fundamental rights,”
Currently, abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed by heart disease, cancer, and lower respiratory disease.
There is no question that #abortion is the fundamental injustice in American society. If a child has no right to develop in the womb and be brought into this world — then there is no foundation for any human rights in society. #OneLifeLA #MadeForGreater
— Abp. José H. Gomez (@ArchbishopGomez) January 12, 2018