A Child Is A Gift

 

“A child is not something owed to one, but is a gift. The ‘supreme’ gift of marriage’ is a human person. A child may not be considered a piece of property, an idea to which an alleged ‘right to a child’ would lead. In this area, only the child possesses genuine rights: the right ‘to be the fruit of the specific act of the conjugal love of his parents,’ and ‘the right to be respected as a person from the moment of his conception.”

~ Catechism of the Catholic Church #2378

 
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