It would also seem fitting if another Pope Urban II arose and called a crusade to defend our innocent brethren in the womb. If the Church can call Christians to arms to drive out the Islamic hordes who were murdering innocent Catholics, why shouldn’t it call to arms a defense against the wholesale slaughter of innocent children? If anything, this would be a more justifiable war…not that the Vatican believes there is such a thing.
Whatever the case, the praticality of such action would be very difficult to guage. I’d like to hope that the fact that the pro-life side doesn’t have a reasonable chance of success would be the only disqualifying factor…
Steve Skojec, writing in the comments at Amy Welborn’s blog.
I don’t think Mr. Skojec’s pro-violence position is the norm among pro-lifers (the fellow who responded to Mr. Skojec, arguing that pro-lifers should not resort to violence, is much more mainstream). But we should remember that there are folks like Mr. Skojec out there.