The German presidential elections are approaching and the candidates are in campaign climate. In this climate, current President Angela Merkel, seeking her re-election, gave an interview on a TV show and was asked a question that left her without reaction.
The question was:
“Mrs. Merkel, you’re a politician, you make the laws. Nine out of ten babies with Down syndrome are not born in Germany. They are aborted. A baby with Down syndrome can be aborted until a few days before birth. Because? I do not want to be aborted, I want to stay in the world. ”
Who asked the question was the young Natalie, 18, with Down syndrome.
The German chancellor was embarrassed by the question and gave the following answer:
“I think it’s great that you raise this question.” Merkel said that conservative parties fought for mothers who wish to have an abortion to receive professional guidance and a period of up to three days of reflection after counseling.
“And unfortunately I need to say that it was extremely difficult to get a parliamentary majority for this, because it was argued that this is a personal decision of the parents and especially of the mother,” Merkel said. “But when I see what an incredible person you are, then I have to say it was the right thing to address that.”
While politicians stand on the wall without concrete and convincing answers in the struggle for life, the culture of death is spreading throughout the world, especially in Europe.
Leo XIII would define well the current political moment in the world:
“The audacity of the wicked feeds on the cowardice and omission of the good.”