ANOTHER TAKE ON THE MORALITY
OF DECEPTION IN SAVINGS LIVES
Apropos my May 11 post on controversy surrounding the pro-life group, Live Action — Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin makes an interesting contribution to the dialogue on when (or whether) it is morally acceptable to lie or deceive in the cause of saving lives.
He examines some reflections by Pope Francis on participating in activities to save individuals who were in danger of persecution by the Argentine government during the years of military rule. Some of the acts in which then-Cardinal Bergoglio engaged could be viewed as comparable (morally) to the clandestine videos of abortion clinic personnel shot by Lila Rose and her cohorts. He quotes the pope’s recollections from the book, Pope Francis: His Life in His Own Words, recently made available in English.