Sister Renée Mirkes, OSF: Aquinas on When Human Life Begins

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*Image: The Immaculate Conception by Francisco Rizi, 17th century [Museo del Prado, Mardrid]

By Sister Renée Mirkes, OSF, The Catholic Thing, May 18, 2022

Sister Renée Mirkes, OSF, Ph.D., a new contributor, is a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity and the director of the Center for NaProEthics, the ethics division of the Saint Paul VI Institute, Omaha, NE.

Sister Renée Mirkes, OSFIf, as now seems likely, Roe and Casey are overturned by the Supreme Court, public debates will begin in dozens of states about when human life begins. There’s much confusion on the subject, even among Catholics. So, it’s imperative that we look to reliable guides for wisdom on this crucial matter.

Unreliable guides are everywhere. Consider, for instance, President Biden’s recent assertion: …