Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Freedom isn't opting out: it's opting in to do the responsible way forward

Following up on Athos post Choose Life ... Gil Bailie writes in his post Pro-Choice...

Sometimes a person is faced with a choice.


The bitter irony is that the term "pro-choice" is almost exclusively used to justify the refusal to take responsibility for a choice.

"Freedom," said Benedict XVI, "isn't opting out; it's opting in."

What he meant by that was that we are given the gift of freedom so that we can use it in ways that are ennobling and selfless and courageous. We opt in by choosing, not the easy way out, but the responsible way forward.

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