I once wrote an essay in High School defending abortion. This was just a couple of years after Roe v. Wade. My pro-choice views though died when I became a father. The idea that a baby was not yet a human being became repugnant to me during my wife’s pregnancy. Though until reading the Gospel of Life that I came upon in a library I had been only partly pro-life in that I held to the rape and incest exceptions. The great thing about being Catholic is that you become fully pro-life when you understand the totality of Church teaching. From contraception, to abortion, euthanasia, IVF, ESCR, ect the Church has a consistent life ethic that fully understands the human person without the hypocrisy inherit in other understanding of people who consider themselves pro-life and especially those that are not.