Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The line in the sand

~Apparently, this is how we are going to reduce abortions...by preserving women's reproductive "choice" (hat tip to Fr. Z). We've grown accustomed to hearing euphemisms like "preventing unintended pregnancies" and reproductive choice in our culture's brazen desire for supreme autonomy and will over responsibility.

That a conversation can take place wherein one hears: "Well, what if the child is born unwanted? It would be better to abort that child than to have him suffer rejection all his life." Yet it's a common argument that one hears. This false charity and compassion that masks what abortion is--murder of an innocent child.

So, the new administration begins and abortion is at the top of the agenda. It's chilling this cold-blooded disregard that the child in the womb is human in whatever stage it is, it is human. At no stage is it NOT human. 50 million babies murdered since the infamous day in 1973. It's a staggering number. Staggering, too, how worldwide the numbers are even more outrageous. Do the math: 120,000 babies per day worldwide losing their lives at the altar of selfishness. It is a crime that cries out to heaven.

Here is what the new president's statement is on the social justice issue of our time:
President Obama understands that abortion is a divisive issue, and respects those who disagree with him. However, he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women’s rights under Roe v. Wade a priority in his Adminstration. He opposes any constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s decision in that case.
Fight FOCA! March for Life. If you can't march in DC, find one close to you. Write to your representatives. Call their switchboards. Make your voice heard. We have to speak out and do everything we can to abolish this deep dark evil. Most of all, pray. Our prayers are being heard. The Saints and Angels are praying with us. Examine your hearts to see if you are doing everything that you can to bring about an end to this scourge. Be co-laborers in this fight. At the end, we all know how this will play out. The Lord of Life will be victorious.

No comments: