BOOK REVIEW: The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual by Angelo Stagnaro | Catholic Medical Quarterly

FRONT COVERReview by Dr. Pravin Thevathasan, Editor, Catholic Medical Quarterly (UK).

The author of this superb work is an award-winning journalist. The book presents 119 top myths about abortion and detailed arguments against them by use of science, philosophy and, when required, theology. Above all else the arguments are logical and any fair minded person will be open to persuasion. The arguments are presented in a clear and concise manner. The book is easy to read.

I finished the book with the strong impression that being pro-life means being pro-woman. The idea that the unborn child is in a state of perpetual conflict with the mother is a myth conjured up by pro-abortionists. Women need to have the support of a culture to help them have the child, says the author. Apart from abortion, other topics include artificial contraception, Natural Family Planning and genetic screening.

Is abortion amoral? No, says the author. The intentional killing of an innocent human being is always a moral decision. Does life start at birth? No, at conception there is a human being with a distinct, unchanging and unrepeatable genetic code. The author also notes that a disproportionate number of female unborn children are aborted: why aren’t the feminists protesting? Continue reading here.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Pro-Life Apologetics Manual by Angelo Stagnaro | Catholic Medical Quarterly