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Voice For the Voiceless Pro Life Quotes
Voice For the Voiceless Pro Life Quotes

Voice For the Voiceless Pro Life Quotes

Voice For the Voiceless Pro Life Quotes
Voice For the Voiceless Pro Life Quotes

Many thanks to Tina Mahar ( http://voicesforlife.blogspot.com/ ) for her work and collaboration in compiling these quotes.

Robert Colquhoun

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Planned Parenthood Received $657 Million in US Taxpayer Money Over Last 7 Years to slaughter innocent babies in the womb:

Many thanks to Tina Mahar <a href=( http://voicesforlife.blogspot.com/ ) for her work and collaboration in compiling these quotes. Robert Colquhoun loveundefiled.blogspot.com Robert543 (At) gmail.com Planned Parenthood Received $657 Million in US Taxpayer Money Over Last 7 Years to slaughter innocent babies in the womb: Over the seven year period studied in the report, Planned Parenthood received $657.1 million in tax dollars; Population Council received $284.3 million, the Guttmacher Institute received $12.7 million, Advocates for Youth received $8.7 million, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation received $3.9 million. All in all, $966.7 million tax dollars went to encouraging a practice a plurality of Americans finds morally wrong: murder in the womb. Source: United States Government Accountability Office Report http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10533r.pdf "This year is an election year, and too many people still think that religion and politics don’t mix. But with so many public servants failing to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public, religion is more important than ever to clarify what does and does not belong to the common good. If a politician cannot respect the life of a little baby in the womb, how can he or she respect your life or mine? The message of the pro-life movement is not that abortion is the only issue. Rather, the message is that if we fail to protect any segment of the human family, as we now fail to protect the unborn, we have taken away the basis for protecting everyone else. It’s time to vote pro-life." ++ Fr. Frank Pavone "Suppose we were to find out that over a quarter of the nation's grandparents are killed each year by their teenaged grandchildren, usually through deliberate dismemberment. Wouldn't responses such as "This is murder!" somehow understate the matter? Wouldn't this response be even more inadequate if grandparent-killing had been declared to be a constitutional right? Yet such a reaction to the current right to kill unborn children throughout pregnancy is about as hard-hitting as one can find in most pro-life writing. We need to say more. Words such as "Murder" inadequately express the full horror of abortion, just as they would be insufficient as expressions of our shock at the mutilation of grandparents. The main linguistic problem is that the word "Murder" conjures up only a single lethal act against an adult stranger. When a murder is particularly horrific in technique or circumstance, we append " id="pdf-obj-1-13" src="pdf-obj-1-13.jpg">

Over the seven year period studied in the report, Planned Parenthood received $657.1 million in tax dollars; Population Council received $284.3 million, the Guttmacher Institute received $12.7 million, Advocates for Youth received $8.7 million, and the International Planned Parenthood Federation received $3.9 million.

All in all, $966.7 million tax dollars went to encouraging a practice a plurality of Americans finds morally wrong: murder in the womb.

Source: United States Government Accountability Office Report

"This year is an election year, and too many people still think that religion and politics don’t mix. But with so many public servants failing to tell the difference between serving the public and killing the public, religion is more important than ever to clarify what does and does not belong to the common good.

If a politician cannot respect the life of a little baby in the womb, how can he or she respect your life or mine?

The message of the pro-life movement is not that abortion is the only issue. Rather, the message is that if we fail to protect any segment of the human family, as we now fail to protect the unborn, we have taken away the basis for protecting everyone else. It’s time to vote pro-life."

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"Suppose we were to find out that over a quarter of the nation's grandparents are killed each year by their teenaged grandchildren, usually through deliberate dismemberment. Wouldn't responses such as "This is murder!" somehow understate the matter? Wouldn't this response be even more inadequate if grandparent-killing had been declared to be a constitutional right?

Yet such a reaction to the current right to kill unborn children throughout pregnancy is about as hard-hitting as one can find in most pro-life writing. We need to say more. Words such as "Murder" inadequately express the full horror of abortion, just as they would be insufficient as expressions of our shock at the mutilation of grandparents.

The main linguistic problem is that the word "Murder" conjures up only a single lethal act against an adult stranger. When a murder is particularly horrific in technique or circumstance, we append

adjectives to it. By calling abortions simply "murder," we seem to place them in the ordinary, non- horrific category.

Abortion does, in fact, involve extraordinary violence - deliberate dismemberment - often while the child is still alive. Indeed, that is precisely why Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Paul Stevens upheld the right to partial-birth abortion in the year 2000. They said that it is "simply irrational" to object to suctioning out a fetus's brains partway through birth when the alternative - standard intra-uterine abortion - is, in their words, at least as "brutal," "gruesome," "cruel," and "painful" as abortion during delivery."

-- Richard Stith

"Don't force your beliefs on me!"

-- Unborn Baby

"The question which we must pose to ourselves is what are we to do when philosophical madness is part of the supreme law of the land and when that madness facilitates the destruction of 1.66 million "unwanted" human lives a year. In deciding on our response, we should first remeber the fundamental attitude which produced the proliferation of abortion. This fundamental attitude is held by the "consuming soul" which attempts to achieve mastery over reality by reducing everything to something which can potentially satisfy it. Rather than being people driven by our "needs," and ultimately consumed by our "needs," those who would defend life must pledge themselves to a life of sacrifice. Since unborn human beings are of such great worth and dignity, they are suitable beneficiaries of a life of sacrifice. By sacrificing something of what is "mine" in order to try to safeguard the life of another, I explicitly acknowledge and affirm the objective dignity and worth of that other human being. In an act of sacrifice, I give something of what belongs to me for the sake of another. By these acts I acknowledge that other persons are not there merely to satisfy my desires. The objective reality of their being demands from me a response of reverence. By sacrificing my time, my money, my career, my social acceptability, and, perhaps, even my freedom for the sake of the unborn I can offer to God's most perfect earthly creatures, human persons, the reverence which is their due."

-- Peter Chojnowski

"As bad as the economy is, as bad as the war is, the destruction of innocent human life, especially in the womb, is a greater evil, and correction of this grave evil must take place. Each of us has a role in making this correction in our duties as citizens." ++ Bishop Samuel J. Aquila

"If we are going to end abortion we must bring an end to abortion profiteering. And we cannot end abortion in this country so long as the American taxpayer is forced to be the largest financial supporter of abortion [Planned Parenthood]."

-- Congressman Mike Pence of Indiana

“Abortion is genocide. It’s killing populations. It’s killing generations and certainly the population that is most

adjectives to it. By calling abortions simply "murder," we seem to place them in the ordinary,

impacted by abortion in America is the black community. So I feel that as a civil rights leader I have responsibility to proclaim that black Americans are being exterminated by the genocidal acts of abortion.”

-- Dr. Alveda King

"Some say that the government should not be involved in the personal, private decision of abortion. They don’t know how right they are. The government got 'too involved' in the abortion decision when it legalized it. Despite its profession of ignorance about whether what is aborted is in fact a human life that has already begun, the Court nevertheless declared, "the word ‘person,’ as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn” [410 U.S. 113, 158]. What part of the pay grade of government is the right to define the boundaries of human rights or the limits of protection for the human family? Since when does the government get involved in deciding who qualifies for human rights?

Claiming ignorance about who has human rights is a frightening abandonment of responsibility. Some may think it’s an effort not to 'play God,' but it is actually just the opposite: the claim to be God. We may claim not to decide, but in practice, we cannot escape deciding: either every human being will be protected, or we will start deciding whom to exclude.

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"The abortion industry is our modern-day Valley of Slaughter, where abortionists offer ritual blood sacrifice to that ancient demon of child murder. Their work is in every way the key ritual of a demonic religion. Yes, a religion: Abortion has an infallible dogma ("choice"), a ruling hierarchy (Planned Parenthood), theologians (feminist ideologues), a sacrificing priesthood (abortionists), temples (abortion mills), altars of sacrifice (surgical tables), ritual victims (babies and also women), acolytes and sacristans (clinic workers and technicians), guardian angels (police and death-scorts), congregations (leftist foundations and private supporters), and its own version of "grace" that makes everything work (money)."

-- Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer

"What if the 6 o’clock news told you ten jumbo jets went down, each with 360 passengers; 3,600 people perished. Now what if that became so common that this event would happen every day for the rest of your life? Does that sound preposterous? That’s how many babies are killed every day in America due to surgical abortion."

-- Stephenson County Right To Life

"There is no middle ground between birth and abortion. The proper response to abortion is not to seek a middle ground that does not exist, but to end abortion and, in so doing, end the evils that follow in its wake."

-- Judie Brown

"I wonder why people who will try to show compassion by saying “I know these are difficult days” don’t say anything about the difficulty of living in a culture of abortion.

impacted by abortion in America is the black community. So I feel that as a civil

They will recognize the difficulties that sometimes arise with relationships, with health, with finances.

But to suffer because our unborn brothers and sisters are being tortured and killed? So many of us have a big blind spot.

I get through the difficult days by committing every ounce of my time, energy, and activity to ending this holocaust, and by resolving anew each day that I will not stop doing that until the holocaust stops.

Every other challenge, difficulty, or problem – well, I appreciate the encouragement, but save it for another time. Those other “difficulties” really pale to nothing in comparison.

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"Is it fair to suggest that society's view is that if the unborn child is 'unwanted' then it is OK to kill him or her but if the unborn child is WANTED and someone causes harm to that child or kills that child then it is a crime? See the inconsistencies there? So why is it that the unborn have rights in some cases and not in others?

Killing an unborn child against the mother’s will is homicide in some 38 states. (Fetal Homicide Laws) But here’s where the schizophrenia sets in: every single state has an exception for abortion, thanks to Roe v. Wade. So if the mother consents to the child’s death, it’s not murder. How’s that for logic?

We clearly recognize the unborn as living human beings or we wouldn't have fetal homicide laws but we choose to turn our heads to the intentional killing of the unborn so long as we cloak the act with the word abortion or choice and dehumanize that child by denying their dignity and basic human rights. Abortion is the ultimate human rights violation of our time and we need to stop turning our heads and start protecting life even at it's earliest and most vulnerable."

-- Leah Delcamp author of Life Inspired Love blog

"Have no fear. The outcome of the battle for life is already decided, even though the struggle goes on against great odds and with much suffering."

++ Pope John Paul II

"No liberal cause is defended with more dishonesty than abortion. No matter what else they pretend to care about from time to time -- undermining national security, aiding terrorists, oppressing the middle class, freeing violent criminals -- the single most important item on the Democrats' agenda is abortion. Indeed, abortion is the one issue the Democratic Party is willing to go to war over. To a liberal, 2,200 military deaths in the entire course of a war in Iraq is unconscionable, but 1.3 million aborted babies in America is something to celebrate."

-- Ann Coulter -- in an excerpt from her book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism"

“Choosing life may not be the easiest path, but it’s always the right path.”

-- Sarah Palin

"We are all paying for society's sins for allowing this [abortion] to go on and not putting a stop to it. Roe vs. Wade happened in 1973. So the oldest victims of this law would have been around 33 years old now. How many of those people might have been working on a cure for HIV or cancer? Could one of them found a cleaner fuel source? Could one of them have been a leading agriculturalist and found a way to produce food in famine-struck areas of the world effectively? Think about all the suffering our country faces daily from AIDS, cancer, pollution, and hunger. The same liberal- minded people are the ones who cry the hardest about many of these problems, yet their own support of abortion, or apathetic attitudes towards making it illegal, could have possibly inhibited the birth of the person destined to fix some of these problems!"

Jill Guidry, author of "Choice is Murder" blog

"The Orwellian dishonesty about abortion begins with the Left's utter refusal to use the word abortion. It would be as if members of the National Rifle Association refused to use the word gun. These "pro-choicers" treat abortion the way Muslims treat Mohammed. It's so sacred, it must not be mentioned. Instead we get a slew of liberal euphemisms for baby-killing: "reproductive freedom," "a woman's right to control her own body," "terminating a pregnancy," "freedom of choice," "a woman's own private medical decision," "a procedure," "access to health care," "family planning," "our bodies, our selves," "choice." Choice is important when it comes to killing babies, but not so much when it comes to whom you hire, whom you associate with, what you think about evolution, how much gas your care consumes, how much water comes out of your bathroom showerhead .... The only other practice that was both defended and unspeakable in America like this was slavery " ....

-- Ann Coulter excerpt from her book, "Godless: The Church of Liberalism"

"Will we achieve our goal of establishing justice for the unborn? Will abortion finally go the way of slavery? Dare we hope that the killing of the unborn can be made not only unlawful but for most people unthinkable?

Of course, it is not given to us to know just how much we will, in the end, be able to achieve. Despite the triumph of the pro-abortion party in the recent elections, there is no good reason to believe that our efforts in the domain of law and policy are futile or are doomed to fail. Yet we have no guarantee of their success. As the great Fr. Richard John Neuhaus so often said: for us, there is only the trying. The rest is God's business, not ours. Yet we are given to know that in trying, we fulfill God's commands, and build up His kingdom.

And we know this: our prayers, political and educational efforts, and outreach to pregnant women in need have, by God's mercy, already saved countless precious lives. We must not lose sight of this fact in our grief at the loss of so many others due to the injustice of our laws and the coldness of so many hearts toward abortion's tiny victims."

-- Robert P. George

"Do you believe in God, accountability, judgment? Make no mistake, we are going to be held accountable for all the innocent blood being shed when we could have stopped the killing by our prayers, fasting, actions and how we vote and hold our public servants accountable."

"Recently, when I was working through one of life’s unavoidable problems, a friend offered me encouragement by saying, 'I know this must be a difficult time for you.' Here was my response.

'Thank you for your support and for being a friend. But let me share my perspective with you. No passing problem or sorrow can be as bad as the difficulty I live with every single day, namely, that thousands of my brothers and sisters are being slaughtered in their mothers’ womb by abortion. The world by and large is oblivious to it, the law protects the violence rather than the babies, and we’re afraid to do what it takes to stop it. That’s what makes for difficult times. There’s a strange but real consolation in looking evil in the face and fighting it.'”

– Fr. Frank Pavone

"Abortion is our god and Obama, Pelosi, Kennedy are his prophets. His sacrifice is the life of infants and the souls of mothers. His priests are doctors who perform abortions. His church is Planned Parenthood and FOCA, (freedom of choice act). His covenant promises rights and freedom for women. It delivers death of infants, permanent damage to the souls of women, of men, of politicians."

++ Fr. Richard Perozich

"The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. The Spirit of Truth shows us the truth about our sins. In Him we come to understand the difference between good and evil. This works directly against the dynamics of the abortion movement, which identifies a moral evil as a “right.” “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil.”

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"Abortion, fetal experimentation, infanticide and euthanasia are four walls of America’s coffin."

-- Stephenson County Right to Life

"What is the true governing force behind the abortion industry? Is it compassion for the woman? The right to choose? NO! It’s $$$$$$$! Abortion is the largest unregulated industry in the nation, and a very lucrative one at that. Abortion is contract killing in every sense of the word."

"So, for those who think that abortion is just one issue like other just causes, would challenge them to think a little deeper. The mushroom cloud of the abortion holocaust hangs over our society, unseen by most, yet it is wreaking damage upon absolutely everyone, because it is undermining the very soul of our society."

-- Julie C. Author of "Concerned For Life" Blog

"Our society is phony in its attitude toward handicapped children. We sponsor the Special Olympics, and cheer on the Down’s Syndrome competitors, speaking of the joy and

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inspiration they bring us; but when we hear a woman is carrying a special needs baby society says 'Kill it before it is born.'”

-- Stephenson County Right to Life

“"Heresy" comes from the Greek word which means "choice," because every heretic chooses what seems to him preferable ...

++ St. Jerome

"Think about this: The eyes that read the Bible are the same eyes that read the ballots. The hands that pray to God are the same hands that push the lever. Under law, if a person is an accessory to a crime, they are guilty of the crime. If we vote for politicians who promote abortion we are an accessory to the killing of millions of unborn babies."

-- Stephenson County Right to Life "Make no mistake about it, letting old people die is a lot cheaper than spending the kind of money required to keep them alive and well. If a government-run medical system is going to save any serious amount of money, it is almost certain to do so by sacrificing the elderly."

-- Thomas Sowell

"God's love does not differentiate between the newly conceived infant still in his or her mother's womb and the child or young person, or the adult and the elderly person. God does not distinguish between them because he sees an impression of his own image and likeness (Gn 1:26) in each one."

++ Pope Benedict XVI

"Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Every day we, as a nation, allow and promote the killing of 3,600 babies, 1.3 million every year, 52 million since 1973. Now they are coming for the elderly and infirm. The culture of death truly is insanity."

-- Stephenson County Right to Life

"Many do not want to 'interfere' with someone’s choice to have an abortion. Yet to them, it makes perfect sense to 'interfere' with a person’s ‘choice’ to steal your car, burn your house, or kidnap your child! The fact is that some choices have victims, and when somebody’s choice destroys another’s life or rights, it’s everybody’s business. It is the business of all of us to intervene to save the unborn."

"This [ pro-life movement] is a grass-roots battle that will be won with the gospel of Jesus Christ." "Pretty soon abortion is going to become as ugly a word as slavery."

-- Rev. Flip Benham

That phenomenon [ the Roe Effect ] is the inevitable effect of pro-abortion women not having children while pro-life women do have children. Eventually, eventually, the pro-life children of pro- life women will outnumber the pro-abortion people because those people do not reproduce themselves. I know, you will say that not all children born of pro-life mothers will necessarily

themselves be pro-life. I agree. But I am confident that the ratio will change in favor of life and not death."

++ Bishop Rene Henry Gracida

"St. Thomas Aquinas defines love as sacrificing onself for the good of another. Abortion is just the opposite. In abortion women sacrifice their baby for their own good. Why does this happen? Women are being told that their career, finances, jobs, schooling etc are more important than their babies. Many women fall for this. I did, twice. You take a scared, confused, unsure young woman who is in a crisis pregnancy and you dangle this carrot in front of her face ( the lies). Chances are she's going to jump at it. Society presents crisis pregnancies as a problem and they entice women with a "solution", a deadly solution. How can we counter this attack? Love. We can love these women and offer them real solutions, not death. We can teach them about love. Love is sacrifice. I am willing to sacrifice my career and whatever else to bring my baby to life. Now, that's love!"

-- Jane Brennan, MS, a former member of NOW and Planned Parenthood volunteer, is the author of Motherhood Interrupted, Stories of Healing and Hope After Abortion.

"In 1973, when abortion was first legalized, United States child abuse cases were estimated at 167,000 annu ally. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 903,000 children were victims of abuse during 2001, a number more than five times greater.

The increase in child abuse is even more dramatic, since the 45 million American children killed by surgical abortions (and an unknown number by chemical abortions) aren’t counted as victims of child abuse. Yet abortion is the earliest child abuse, and no other is more deadly. The argument that

aborting a child prevents child abuse is true only in the same sense that killing a wife prevents wife

abuse. Dead people can no longer be abused convoluted logic.

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but preventing their abuse by killing them is

Why have children been abused far more since abortion was legalized? Because abortion has changed the way we think about children."

-- Randy Alcorn

"I have always felt that everyone has a soul mate. This is not a fact, of course, but I do believe it is true. I am 31 years old and, luckily, have a wonderful and loving husband and father to our children. How about you? Are you lonely? Have you been plagued with bad relationships and frustrations because you can't seem to find that special soul mate? If you are thirty-something or younger you may never find your soul mate. Why? What if your soul mate was aborted? Now we are getting very close to home. Perhaps the person you would have been happiest with, loved the most, spent your entire life with and had beautiful children with was never born because their mother did not want to be inconvenienced with them. How sad is that?"

-- Jill Guidry, author of "Choice Is Murder!" blog

“If abortion isn’t fundamentally different than other surgeries, like root canals and tonsillectomies, why are there so many post abortion support groups and hundreds of thousands of women getting psychological counselling and grief therapy related to their abortions? Do you know of any post- root canal counselling and support groups?”

-- Randy Alcorn

"Abortion is our problem, and the problem of every human being. We are one human family. Nobody can be neutral on abortion. It involves the destruction of an entire group of human beings! Just as we cannot be indifferent to the killing of a new born baby, so we cannot be indifferent to the killing of a preborn baby. We all share the responsibility for people who are in danger. Injustice to any person in this world is injustice to every person!"

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"Stirred to action, that is the purpose of the pro-life movement - to stir people to action, many people, all people to act for those who cannot defend themselves."

-- Julie C. author of "Concerned For Life" blog

"All across America, there are those who claim that it is possible for them to be pro-choice – or vote for a supporter of legalized abortion – without abandoning their Christian principles. They get away with this despite the fact that, from a theological standpoint, what they are saying is clearly demonstrable hogwash.

Two fundamental doctrines of Christianity are that God is the author of life and that He is incapable of making mistakes. Obviously, the only logical conclusion that can be drawn from those concepts is that when life exists in the womb it is God's will that it be there. Since the obvious goal of abortion is to deny that will, support for its legality is, by definition, incompatible with Christianity."

-- Mark Crutcher

"As my friend Hadley Arkes tells his students Amherst College: 'our location does not change our value.' There is nothing mystical about a baby’s journey down a birth canal that transforms it from non-human to human. But in the greatest irrationality of our time, it’s only a matter of inches that keeps them from receiving the full protection of the law and humanity."

-- Bradley Mattes, Executive Director of Life Issues Institute

"I have three sisters with breast cancer, and I resent people messing with scientific data to further their own agenda, be they pro-choice or pro-life. I would have loved to have found no association between breast cancer and abortion, but our research is rock solid, and our data [are] accurate. It's not a matter of believing. It's matter of what is."

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~ Dr. Janet Daling, a pro-choice medical researcher who confirmed the abortion-breast cancer link

Pro-Life author, Michael Coren talks about a conversation he had with a pro-abortion university student following a pro-life speech he gave:

"At the end of another university speech, I chatted with a pro-abortion student who, unlike most of her friends, was at least willing to dialogue. She told me she was gay. I said to her, "I'm not going to debate homosexuality with you, but let me put to you a proposition. Let us suppose for a moment that a gay gene was found and could be detected in unborn children. I do not believe this to be plausible or possible, but for the sake of argument, let us pretend. Then let us suppose that many people decided to abort their baby if it had such a gene and was gay. Would that be choice, would that be acceptable?" A long, long pause. Then tears came into her eyes and she backed away, Perhaps, God willing, we are changing some people some of the time. No shame in that at all."

-- Michael Coren

"A wise man once said that when we appear before the judgement seat of Jesus Christ, He will look at us very carefully and ask, `Where are your scars?' If we respond we have no scars, He will then reproach us and say, `Was there nothing worth fighting for?'

I believe, my dear friends, there is something worth fighting for. The cause of life is worth fighting for, the cause of Christ is worth fighting for. Let us see to our duties and with resolution, determination, and defiance, go forward so that at the end, we can show to Christ our scars."

++ Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz

"Evil, suffering, violence - all these are bad in a society, but what is far worse is becoming used to them, tolerating them, and learning to live with them. Then apathy becomes appealing; withdrawal becomes enticing; silence becomes tempting. We become as the crowd around the cross at Golgotha. We recognize the injustice, we see the suffering of the innocent and abhor the violence of the act, but like those on the day of Christ's crucifixion, we do nothing."

-- Jean Staker Garton "Who Broke the Baby?"

""Yes, we believe abortion is the act of killing a human person and should never be permitted. Yes, we believe abortion is a sin and is detestable in God's eyes. Yes, we believe we need to stand up against this evil and be there to help people keep from making such a tragic and horrific mistake. But more importantly than all of that, we believe those people need Christ, and we need to love them as Christ would ...

We are committed to achieving these goals in love. And we will go to the abortion mills to be a voice for those who are dying horrible deaths there. But we will treat the abortion mill like a mission field rather than a protest zone."

-- Bryan Kemper, the founder of Stand True

"People need to know that to be pro-life is to be pro-woman. The difference between 'pro-life' and 'pro-choice' is not that pro-lifers love the baby and pro-choicers love the woman. Rather, the 'pro- choice' message says that you can separate the two, and the pro-life message says you cannot. Pro- lifers are criticized for being 'fetus-lovers' who are insensitive to women. But one cannot, and pro-

lifers do not, love the child without loving the mother. Abortion defenders claim they are loving women, even as they admittedly kill their children. But one cannot love the woman without loving the child. Neither can one harm the child without harming the mother."

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"Our community has been backing away in disgust from persons who are dependent since the selfish sixties. Families with lots of children are no longer considered examples of generosity, but rather of irresponsibility. Children with severe disabilities are not special angels sent to us by God, but drains on the economy; better that they not be born. And the elderly are burdens. But if we succeed in pushing away everyone who is dependent, then we’re left with ourselves, our egocentric, sin-rationalizing, defensive, irritable and vain selves. If we never learn to give till it hurts, till the painful reality that we’re not the center of the universe sinks in, we will fail at marriage, at parenthood, at citizenship, even at simple neighborliness. Our community will become a marketplace of the physically strong, but morally weak. The great Protestant ethicist Stanley Hauerwas wrote an essay a few years ago arguing that we need the elderly and disabled more than they need us. Without them to love, to sacrifice for, to give to till it hurts, we will become a community of devils."

-- William E. May, Ph.D.

"Being 'right' on taxes, education, health care, immigration, and the economy fails to make up for the error of disregarding the value of a human life. Consider this: the finest health and education systems, the fairest immigration laws, and the soundest economy do nothing for the child who never sees the light of day. It is a tragic irony that 'pro-choice' candidates have come to support homicide – the gravest injustice a society can tolerate – in the name of 'social justice.'"

“No social issue has caused the death of 50 million people,” he said, noting that he no longer supports the Democratic Party. “This is madness people.”

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++ Bishop Joseph F. Martino

"Do not believe in the lie that abortion is the only answer. It is never the answer. Do not believe Planned Parenthood or other pro-abortion organizations that tell you that you need to have an abortion. A woman’s womb is supposed to be one of the safest places on earth and yet is one of the most invaded, defiled and deadly places, thanks to organizations, such as Planned Parenthood, that relentlessly hawk contraception, then stalk and kill innocent preborn human beings via abortion.

May we, for our part, do all that we can to expose and defeat the contraceptive mentality and its progeny, the abortion industry, as we proclaim the true dignity of each woman and her preborn child, each made in the image and likeness of God."

-- Marie Hahnenberg Director of American Life League’s Pill Kills project

"All of us are implicated in some way, for “the only thing that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that the good do nothing.” What should we do? For one thing, we must put up one hell of a stink, for abortion is, precisely, one hell of a stink.

There is a time to be polite and scholarly and a time to tell the truth plain and prickly. Plainly put, abortion comes from Hell and it can lead us to Hell if not repented. Any unrepented sin can, and we all need repentance, whether we abort or hate or lust or despair or coldly condemn. But abortion is

more likely than most sins to be unrepented because there are so many pro-choice voices justifying it. The justification of abortion can be more lethal than abortion itself."

-- Peter Kreeft

"Abortion is a clear-cut evil. Anyone who honestly seeks “peace on earth, good will toward men” will see this if only he extends it to include women and children. Especially Christians should see this very clearly, for their faith reinforces their natural reason and conscience, a faith that declares that every human being is sacred because he or she is made in the image of God. The fact that some people controvert a position does not in itself make that position intrinsically controversial. People argued for both sides about slavery, racism and genocide too, but that did not make them complex and difficult issues. Moral issues are always terribly complex, said Chesterton — for someone without principles."

-- Peter Kreeft

Kreeft, Peter “Human Personhood Begins at Conception.” Medical Ethics Policy Monograph Stafford, Virginia: Castello Institute.

"What in this world is more true, more honorable, more just, more pure, more lovely, and more gracious than the gift of life given to us by the Author of Life Himself? What is more virtuous than a pure soul created by God? Let us think of these things, confidently asking God for His fatherly protection upon us, upon our country, and upon those souls waiting to be born into this world."

-- Fr. Lee Acervo

"We offer to Him our pro-life work. We offer to Him our prayers for an end to abortion. We offer to Him the penances that we perform for the protection of all human life. We offer them to God through His Son Jesus who purifies them and uses them in His work. And that’s what we have to remember, that this is all His work; we simply participate in it to the best of our ability. But because it’s His work, we know that it’ll get done. There will come a time when hearts will be converted and life will be respected, because God is saddened by the death of millions of unborn children as He is saddened by the death of all those souls who participate in the crimes of abortion. God does not desire the death of anyone and so we know that in the end, life will win."

++ Fr. Lee Acervo

"Planned Parenthood says their mission is to provide help, information, medical care, and to protect women. Bull. Their ignoble 'business' is the corruption of our kids. Their solvency is secured through the killing of children in the womb. They profit off the diseases and heartache our children suffer because they have done exactly what PP wanted them to do in the first place: have lots of sex.

A chaste couple waiting to have sex until marriage has no need for PP's services. Single women who use the common sense God gave them and refrain from sex don't need PP for anything. Teenagers who are encouraged to cherish their virginity, to treat each other with respect and care for

their own bodies

properly have no need for anything PP has to offer. PP knows this. They know

... that modesty, abstinence, respect, virtue, and self-control are their enemies, and so their goal is to break down the innocence and purity of our kids as early as possible, to indoctrinate them into the immoral mindset that pushes them into having sex young and often, and then bullies them into believing abortion is the answer.

We cannot effectively address the evil of abortion in the U.S. until we confront our culture’s

worship of sex and the attack on our children’s innocence. The remedy is a sexual counter- revolution, led by people of moral courage and virtue. The blind cannot lead the blind."

-- Judie Brown

"A word to young people: Pregnancy outside marriage can be prevented by not having sex outside of marriage. Even if you don’t get pregnant, if you have sex outside marriage you are violating the law of God and setting yourself up for disastrous con sequences. I can’t overemphasize the importance and the rewards of sexual purity. But if you’ve gotten pregnant, realize there’s a child there. Don’t try to cover one sin by committing a greater sin."

-- Randy Alcorn

"Defending the dignity of the human person requires detachment from immediate results. We're in

this for the long term

...

We have no right to despair and no reason to despair."

++ Fr. Richard John Neuhaus Requiscat in Pace

"It is our job to change the hearts and minds of our fellow countrymen. It is our job to share what we know about the inestimable value of human life with everyone we meet. Most of the time our commitment will be seen in our everyday actions – the way we treat other people, the way we talk about children, the handicapped and the elderly. Sometimes we will be called upon to defend our beliefs in conversations, in emails, in the classroom. And for the dyed-in-the-wool activist the commission to build a culture of life means we stand along the roads with a graphic abortion sign in a Face the Truth Tour, we join a protest at Planned Parenthood or we witness to life at an abortion clinic. Renew your commitment to stop abortion. Go to an abortion clinic this week, maybe even yet today."

-- Ann Scheidler

"Currently, there are some 400,000 human embryos in cold storage like this around the country. And that number is growing every day. To put it into perspective: the total U.S. population of frozen human embryos would make up the 45th largest city in the nation — roughly the same size as the populations of Oakland, Calif., and Miami, Fla.

This staggers the imagination. In our very midst, we have a vast city- sized “orphanage” of unwanted children. The options for these human beings in embryonic state are grim. They are either destroyed outright, given to scientists for experimentation, such as embryonic stem cell research, or forgotten about altogether by their “parents.”

This is the sad new world that the right to abortion has led us into. It is world where the embryo, the unborn

worship of sex and the attack on our children’s innocence. The remedy is a sexual counter-

a

child, is treated not as human person, but as “property” to be disposed of as its “owners” see fit."

++ Archbishop Jose H. Gomez

"One decision, one single moment, can have such a detrimental impact on so many people, living and dead, born and yet to be conceived."

-- Melissa Ohden (survivor of a saline abortion attempt by her biological mother during her 5th month)

"I’m prochoice. Prochoice about what? Whether you have Mexican or Chinese food? Where you live? What kind of car you drive? Of course. But are you prochoice about rape? About burglary? About kidnapping? Are you prochoice about killing chil dren? Let’s cut through the lies and identify what choice we’re talking about — killing children."

-- Randy Alcorn

"If American youth are willing to go to war and lay their life down to defend our freedoms, then every bishop should be willing to give up his life, if it meant putting an end to abortion. And if we're willing to do that, then we should be totally fearless of promoting this cause without being concerned about political correctness, without trying to build coalitions with pro-choice people."

++ Bishop Robert Hermann

"We wonder why child abuse has dramatically increased since 1973—that’s when abortion was legalized. Not a coincidence. If it’s okay to kill a child before he’s born, what’s so bad about slapping around the same child a year later? The first thing I thought when I heard the horrible story of Susan Smith in Carolina drowning her chil dren was, “This is just a very late-term abortion— four years late.” Same mother, same children. Other than timing, what’s the difference?"

-- Randy Alcorn

"The greatest lies are told in silence. To be silent on abortion is not to be silent; it is, rather, to shout the message: Don't be all that concerned about this!"

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"Some of the lies sound so noble: 'Every child a wanted child.' This is the slogan of Planned Parenthood. I agree —'Every child a wanted child, so let’s learn to want children more and get them into the hands of those who want them.' But what they mean is, 'Every child a wanted child, so let’s kill unwanted children before they’re born.' Planned Parenthood’s true slogan should be, 'Every unwanted child a dead child.' Doesn’t sound quite as nice, does it?"

-- Randy Alcorn

"To see, then, in every human being an image of God, and to see in every man, woman, and child, born and unborn, no matter what age or what condition, the Face of Christ, is really the glory of the pro-life movement. Whether we like it or not we are engaged in a war, a war of ideas, a war of words, a war of ideology, but a war nonetheless, and we must expect that in every war there are casualties. The war for human life, the war to end those things that destroy human life must go on, unending, until, in God's good time, victory, by His strength and under the banner of His cross is

accomplished. Now, as I once said, it may be night, but night which envelopes us sometimes in darkness is not all bad, it can be a time for us to rest and gather strength for tomorrow, and this, I think, is very much the glory of our pro-life cause--that we are certain the morning will come and that the sun will rise and dawn in glory and splendor upon us all."

++ Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz

"Nothing we do to defend the human person, no matter how small, is ever unfruitful or forgotten. Our actions touch other lives and move other hearts in ways we can never fully understand in this world. Don’t ever underestimate the beauty and power of the witness you give in your prolife work."

++ Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

"God is the creator of children and a lover of children; Satan is a hater and destroyer of children, because they have been created in God’s image and they are his weakest and most vulnerable victims. Killing children is his way of striking out at the very heart of God. If he cannot kill God, the next best thing to him is killing God’s lit tlest children. By killing those created in God’s image, he is killing God in effigy."

-- Randy Alcorn

"A great prayer for life is urgently needed … prayer and fasting are the first and most effective weapons against the forces of evil."

++ Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae.

"It’s not considered appropriate to show pictures of a baby killed by abortion, but it is considered appropriate to do nothing to stop the killing of those babies in the picture. The problem with the Holocaust wasn’t the sickening pictures of bodies stacked like cord wood. The problem with the Holocaust was the evil the pictures simply pointed out. If something is too horrible to look at, shouldn’t it be too horrible to defend and too horrible to ignore?

But the truth is: These are babies even before they look like babies. Science and Scripture tell us the same thing about when human life begins."

-- Randy Alcorn

Rescue those who are led away to death. And do not cease from delivering those who are dragged away to a violent death. If you would say: “I do not have sufficient strength.” He who inspects the heart, the same one understands, and nothing slips past the one who preserves your soul. And he shall repay a man according to his works.

++ Proverbs 24: 11,12

"Fewer women would have abortions if wombs had windows."

-- Bernard Nathanson, former abortion doctor turned pro-life, in his book Aborting America, 1979

Observation on Roe v. Wade from a parishioner to Fr. Erik Richtsteig:

"The next time you have a homily about Roe v. Wade and pro-abortionists, maybe you could

mention that they claimed the right to abortion would help prevent child abuse. Everything I've read indicates that the incidence of child abuse has risen significantly since Roe v. Wade. It seems to me that the decision to make abortion legal brought about an increasing indifference to the value of children, born or unborn. If you can kill them before birth then apparently it doesn't matter if you abuse and/or kill them after they are born."

Fr. Richsteig is the Author of "Orthometer" Blog

"Abortion poisons the whole society. Once you treat human life in the womb as if it were garbage, all human life becomes degraded. It is no coincidence that euthanasia follows on the heels of abortion."

-- Charley Reese, syndicated columnist

t is sobering to envisage the dehumanizing effect on a society which has decided to condone not only the routine performance of the sexual act, whose power and mystery borrow from the power and mystery of life itself, but also the routine extermination of its young.

++ Fr. Paul Marx The Death Peddlers, page 185.

"The Party of Life v. the Party of Death:

Every single one of the 178 house Republicans voted against federal funding for abortion.

224 Democrats voted for federal funding for abortion.

Any real "pro-life" Democrat has to leave the party."

++ Fr. John Malloy, SDB

mention that they claimed the right to abortion would help prevent child abuse. Everything I've readhttp://orthometer.blogspot.com/2007/01/observation-on-roe-v-wade.html "Abortion poisons the whole society. Once you treat human life in the womb as if it were garbage, all human life becomes degraded. It is no coincidence that euthanasia follows on the heels of abortion." -- Charley Reese, syndicated columnist t is sobering to envisage the dehumanizing effect on a society which has decided to condone not only the routine performance of the sexual act, whose power and mystery borrow from the power and mystery of life itself, but also the routine extermination of its young. ++ Fr. Paul Marx The Death Peddlers, page 185. "The Party of Life v. the Party of Death: Every single one of the 178 house Republicans voted against federal funding for abortion. 224 Democrats voted for federal funding for abortion. Any real "pro-life" Democrat has to leave the party." ++ Fr. John Malloy, SDB "You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion." ++ Pope John Paul II, during his visit to New York, 1995 "Tens of millions of human beings, innocent babies, have been slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs. (I use the word slaughter advisedly. We would not tolerate being done to animals what is done to these children. They are scalded to death with saline or chopped up alive!) Innocent human lives are lost because of lies and the cowardice of people who know that abortion is wrong but do nothing to stop it." ++ Fr. Erik Richtsteig Author of "Orthometer Blog" http://orthometer.blogspot.com/2007/01/observation-on-roe-v-wade.html " id="pdf-obj-16-26" src="pdf-obj-16-26.jpg">

"You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion."

++ Pope John Paul II, during his visit to New York, 1995

"Tens of millions of human beings, innocent babies, have been slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs. (I use the word slaughter advisedly. We would not tolerate being done to animals what is done to these children. They are scalded to death with saline or chopped up alive!) Innocent human lives are lost because of lies and the cowardice of people who know that abortion is wrong but do nothing to stop it."

++ Fr. Erik Richtsteig

Author of "Orthometer Blog"

"Today (3/21/10) Mr. Stupak and the principled stance of other pro-life democrats gave way to political pressure. Mr Stupak et al. were given a political fig leaf and they took it. Mr Stupak has to know that the executive order of the President carries no weight because it cannot over-rule the Law that is going into effect upon the President’s signature. Both Democrat and Republican leaders I saw interviewed fully admit this. The Healthcare Bill, when signed into law permits Federal funding of Abortion. Anyone denied such funding on the the basis of an executive order can sue and will win because the law is clear and an executive order cannot set aside the law.

The reassurances that Mr. Stupak declares the executive order gives are without merit. He must know better than this. A fig leaf could not take away Adam and Eve’s shame. And the same remains true here as well: no fig leaf of some executive order can take away the shame of voting to fund abortion. It is shameful."

++ Msgr. Charles Pope

"Life is the right of every child, not a special privilege for the fortunate, the planned and the perfect."

-- Author Unknown

"The truth is, each and every human being who has ever existed or who will ever exist has worth. Inestimable, infinite worth. More crucial to the planet than the most precious of natural resources, more critical to history than the greatest of social movements, and more enduring than the universe itself."

Jenny -- author of The Great Deception blog

"The bottom line is, for those of us who are committed to the pro-life cause, the fate of the unborn will never be merely “an” issue. It is always “the” issue. For that reason, a candidate's position on abortion is all we need to know and all that matters. If a politician is wrong on that, he or she cannot be right enough on anything else to make up for it. It also makes no difference whether or not the office being sought has any direct impact on abortion. Those people who contend that it should be legal to execute helpless children are not morally qualified to serve in any public office. And those who help put them there have no right to call themselves pro-life."

-- Mark Crutcher Founder, Life Dynamics

“The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.”

++ Fr. Theodore Hesburgh

“A woman who sets her rights, the supposed right to privacy or right over her own body, above the life of another human being is saying that a woman’s rights are superior to human rights. She has put herself above the human race, she has made herself the executor over life and death. Is that a woman’s right?”

++ Dr. Janet Smith

"Those who work for justice will always be persecuted by those who foster injustice. Those who work to preserve the most basic justice, that is, protecting the right to life, are persecuted all the

time, by both believers and non-believers. They are accused of having a narrow focus and a lack of compassion, while in reality they are focused on the most broad-based right of all and have compassion for the most vulnerable of all. Because they know this, pro-life activists can be at peace in the midst of the persecution. They need not be distracted, nor should they ever doubt themselves. The ridicule they endure is a promised blessing from above, the blessing of suffering for doing what is right."

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

“Not too long ago anyone who went around calling human beings, either before or after birth, nonhumans, animals, parasites, diseases, objects, waste products, or nonpersons, would have been deemed deranged, to say the least. Now, however, when these same ludicrous expressions of semantic gymnastics are put forth under the socially impeccable auspices of organized medicine, academia, or the law, they suddenly are transformed into the new truth. The weakest and the most defenseless individuals have much more to fear from the relentless name-calling, issuing from society's so-called "best and brightest", than they ever have had from the occasional outbursts of epithets produced by mobs in the streets.”

-- Dr. William Brennan

Cardinal Arinze noted that he is often asked if a politician who votes for abortion should receive Holy Communion.

He said his reply was, “Do you really need a cardinal from the Vatican to answer that?”

“Get the children for first communion and say to them, somebody votes for the killing of unborn babies, and says, I voted for that, I will vote for that every time and these babies are killed, not one or two, but in millions, and that person says I am a practicing Catholic, should that person receive communion next Sunday?

“The children for first communion will answer that at the drop of a hat. You don’t need a cardinal to answer that.”

++ Francis Cardinal Arinze

"When I faced an unplanned pregnancy at 18 yrs old, it shook my core enough to stop using drugs. Sometimes when we give life, it saves our own. With the right (Godly) support and resources, it can be the best thing to happen to a gal in that situation and pull her right out of the gutter."

++ Jocelyn Jeffries Fry

"The family is under siege." "It is opposed by an anti-life mentality as is seen in contraception, abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia. It is scorned and banalized by pornography, desecrated by fornication and adultery, mocked by homosexuality, sabotaged by irregular unions and cut in two by divorce."

++ Francis Cardinal Arinze

“Courage and humility, justice and perseverance, do have power. Good does win. And the sanctity of human life will endure. If you speak up for the unborn child in this life, someone will speak up for you in the next, when we meet God face to face.”

++ Archbishop Charles J. Chaput

"Abortion is not just one issue among many. Abortion is the central moral issue, the conflict issue, of this moment in our nation's history."

++ Bishop Michael Pfeifer, OMI

As God recognized each of us before we were born, and called us by name, so too may we recognize the value of each human life and pledge ourselves to continue to defend and nurture God's greatest gift to us.

-- NCCB 1992 Respect Life Manual This is what the pro-aborts don't grasp, won't grasp: that every life is valuable, or no life is valuable.

The moment we rule in judgment against someone's "right" to exist based upon financial, emotional, social, chronological, genetic, religious, or racial standards; we all cede claims to these same rights. Because we, as finite human beings, can never objectively rule on whether or not someone else has the "right" to be here.

-- Jenny -- author of "The Great Deception Blog"

“I have found no better way than the pictures to get my point across. If you want to motivate someone to quit smoking, show them diseased lungs. If the public knew the pictorial horror of abortion, they would not be so content to let it remain legal. If we want our society to be outraged at the reality of abortion, then we must show it in all its true horror, whether they want to see it or not.”

Gail-Marie Walter, MD, Knoxville

"Abortion is like a huge spiritual vortex of sin pulling people into it -- a spiritual power that negates God's plan for love, life and the family. It not only destroys bodies but destroys souls, which from the point of view of eternity, represents the devil's greatest masterpiece of evil."

++ Fr. Thomas Euteneuer

"Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward" ++ Psalm 127:3

If we can see Christ in the Host, then we can also begin to see Him in the poor, the weak, the terminally ill, and the repulsive and ugly person. We can also see Him in the baby in the womb. This child is hidden behind the "veil" of the womb, much as Christ is hidden behind the "veil" of the Eucharist. Yet Faith takes us beyond appearances, and we can say of the preborn child, "There is a person like me! There is my brother, my sister, for whom Christ died!" Even when this child is a single cell resulting from fertilization, we are not deceived by appearances. He or she is one of us, equal in dignity.

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

If you choose to destroy:

  • - the children born or unborn, you destroy love and the future

  • - the sick or disabled, you destroy compassion

  • - the elderly, you destroy wisdom, respect and the past

Can we really do without these? Have you never been young, sick or injured? Will you never be old in someone's eyes? Therefore, do unto others as you wish to have done to you.

-- Anne Bauer, M.D.

"Some people argue that changing laws will not eliminate abortions. It is certainly true that a change of heart is more important than a change of law. What is forgotten, however, is that the law is the great teacher. Children grow up believing that if a practice is legal, it must be moral."

++ Cardinal John O’Connor

"Our media are the streets

...

Abortion

will end when the People of God say so. Now is the time for

people of every religious and political background to join together to stop the killing. When we come out on the streets, we always win. Fewer babies die and more consciences are stirred to

action, starting with our own."

++ Fr. Frank Pavone, Speaking about 40 Days for Life, 9/24/08 ++

"All persons of good will need to understand the clear and present danger with which the US is being menaced by the health reform proposed by the Obama Administration. Abortion will be multiplied, the U.S. will move ahead on the road towards euthanasia, conscience rights will be in jeopardy: but what is worse, the United States would start moving towards a tyrannical, socialist government that would be the source of all sort of moral evils."

++ Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, American Health Care Reform - A Good End Does Not Justify Evil Means, August 20, 2009 ~

"Compassion for the mother is extremely important, but is never served through destroying the innocent." --Randy Alcorn, Pro Life Answers to Pro Choice Arguments

Nothing has devastated our culture more than abortion. Everyone, even without participating directly, has been affected by this tragedy. More than 80 million parents, 160 million grandparents, and countless relatives have lost a child through abortion. It has broken families and ended relationships. But, perhaps its most devastating legacy has been the number of women and men it has estranged from Christ, from the Church and from themselves.

++ James Aloysius Cardinal Hickey †

"God has chosen each one of us by name to fight for life."

++ Joe Scheidler

Some Catholics and other believers have been frightened into silence and even confused by charges that they are imposing their morality on others, especially when they oppose abortion. It is contended that a person’s faith should have no impact on his or her public life. This is the infamous “I am a Catholic but….” syndrome! Of course, if one’s faith does not impact on one’s whole life, including one’s political and social responsibilities, then it is not authentic faith; it is a sham, a counterfeit.

++ Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

"To say that an action is intrinsically illicit is to say that, when committed, it is always evil. There is no circumstance that could ever render the act morally good, or even morally neutral. Abortion is such an intrinsically evil act."

++ Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted

"Words are important. It is common, when people approach this subject, to look for the meaning of the word 'euthanasia' and to recall that its translation means 'good death.' This should be ignored and rejected, as it has absolutely no validity in the contemporary scene. Euthanasia is not a 'good death.' Euthanasia is when the doctor kills the patient."

-- J.C Willke, M.D.

In our culture, the most violent No to God and others is abortion. Four thousand times every day in our nation, people say No to a little child so that they may say Yes to their fears or their plans.

This Lent, as we practice self-denial, let’s think of these children. Let’s offer our sacrifices for them. May all say Yes to God and Yes to the unborn.

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

At this moment in our country's history, defense of innocent human life is a moral responsibility for all of us. The same God who thundered from Mount Sinai: "Thou shalt not kill," thunders still. When life in the womb is destroyed, God thunders: "This is a child!" When by the most barbaric means, unworthy of any civilized people, the brain of a child is sucked out of his or her head by a vacuum, God thunders: "This is a child!" When a baby is left to die of exposure on a shelf because of a failed abortion, and this is considered a "right" by any leader, God, the Source of all law and authority, thunders: "This is a child!" When we are faced with every modern means of education and communication, in addition to the law placed in our hearts at creation, no one, and most especially, no Catholic, can ever say: "I did not know."

++ Cardinal Justin Rigali

“Even though you make many prayers, I will not listen; your hands are full of blood. Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:15-17).

"To see, then, in every human being an image of God, and to see in every man, woman, and child, born and unborn, no matter what age or what condition, the Face of Christ, is really the glory of the pro-life movement. Whether we like it or not we are engaged in a war, a war of ideas, a war of words, a war of ideology, but a war nonetheless, and we must expect that in every war there are casualties. The war for human life, the war to end those things that destroy human life must go on, unending, until, in God's good time, victory, by His strength and under the banner of His cross is accomplished. Now, as I once said, it may be night, but night which envelopes us sometimes in darkness is not all bad, it can be a time for us to rest and gather strength for tomorrow, and this, I think, is very much the glory of our pro-life cause--that we are certain the morning will come and that the sun will rise and dawn in glory and splendor upon us all."

++ Bishop Bruskewitz

"Two years ago in South Carolina, a pregnant woman who was doing crack cocaine miscarried. She was eventually convicted of murder for killing her baby and is currently doing time. Just think, if she had taken RU-486, the results would have been the same, except that no charges would have been brought against her and she’d be a free woman. Let me see if I understand this: If you kill your baby by accident using an illegal drug, it’s murder. But, if you kill the same baby on purpose using a legal drug, it's called an abortion, so it’s OK."

--An anonymous professor at the University of South Carolina

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;" Psalm 139:13-14

Abortion is the Darfur of the Black American community.

++ Pastor Walter Hoye

"It’s time for the nation to wake up and realize that making abortion legal did not make it safe, and that in hundreds of facilities nationwide, Planned Parenthood is engaged in criminal activity and deserves to be shut down.”

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

We give special honor and worship to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in reparation for the sins of the world. This Heart is the core of the pro-life movement, which is a movement of self-sacrificing love. Nothing can stop the love of the Heart of Jesus, which is the meaning of the flame we see. This love is met by rejection and hatred, symbolized by the wound in the heart. Pro-life activists experience the same thing. Our love for the unborn is met with misunderstanding, ridicule, shunning, and persecution of all kinds. Yet nothing can extinguish the flame. We continue to love those who cannot love us back, and cannot even know we are loving them. And that is a gift of the Sacred Heart.

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"We will not solve the controversy over abortion in this country until more people see what it looks like."

++ Fr. Frank Pavone

"….Are the majority of Americans blind to the fact that the number of lives lost to abortion in our country since Roe v. Wade equals the population of thirteen of our Midwest states?"

++ Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, Virginia ++

++ Bishop Bruskewitz "Two years ago in South Carolina, a pregnant woman who was doing crack

From homily given at the pro-life Mass on the Feast of St. Peter Claver, Queen of Apostles Church, Alexandria, Virginia, 9/9/2000

Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, Virginia

When Catholics oppose abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia and related issues, we do not do so because of some special Catholic religious doctrine, or simply because the Church says so. Rather, the Church teaches abortion is wrong because it already is. Abortion violates the natural law by abusing the inherent human rights of the unborn child. The injustice of genocide, oppressing the poor and killing unborn children is not a matter of religious doctrine. It’s a matter of natural law. And when Catholics defend the unborn, they are not “imposing their religious beliefs” on society, but upholding an even more fundamental principle of justice that America itself is founded on.

++ Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., Denver Catholic Register (Oct. 10, 2007)

Even as we work toward social equality, we, as African Americans, must accept the reality that abortion remains the number one destroyer of the Black community.

-- Most Rev. Martin D. Holley, “A Reflection on the African American Family and the Culture of Life,” Respect Life Program 2008

“How can it be that the most wondrous and sacred human space – the womb – has become a place of unutterable violence?”

++ Pope Benedict XVI ++

We are now seeing the cloning of humans, mixtures of human and animal embryos, embryonic stem cell research (which makes and then destroys human embryos), the destruction of "extra" frozen IVF human embryos, and the sale of human fetal body parts, all presented by the media in very desensitizing ways.

We must recognize that every abortion and every embryo produced and destroyed for "research" causes the death of a living, defenseless human being, who would come to birth if allowed to develop in an uninterrupted way.

Every one of these could be our neighbor, relative, or friend.

Would we want someone we know to be treated this way?

Why do we then allow it to happen just because we haven't met these little ones?

Dignity is due to every human life from fertilization through the moment of natural death.

-- Michael Lathem, M.D.

"Failing to name error because of some kind of fear of offending the person in error is neither compassion nor charity. Confronting or challenging the error or evil of another is never easy yet it must be done."

~ Bishop Robert Vasa, Excommunication is a declaration of acts that severs ties, January 11, 2010 ~

"If life is not a continuum, from conception to natural death, then all of us are potential victims if we fall out of favor with a ruling elite."

--Cal Thomas

Pro-abortion feminists have actively promoted abortion since 1972. It's ironic that these feminists have made abortion the symbol of their "liberation", because one major supporter of abortion-on-demand is the Playboy Foundation, a symbol of male exploitation of women. Abortion allows men to escape their responsibility for their sexual behavior, and to exploit the women they use.

Abortion liberates men, not women.

-- Author unknown

How much does an abortion cost?

One human life.

You who have received so much love, show your love by protecting the sacredness of life. The sacredness of life is the greatest gifts that God has given us."

— Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"All persons of good will need to understand the clear and present danger with which the US is being menaced by the health reform proposed by the Obama Administration. Abortion will be multiplied, the U.S. will move ahead on the road towards euthanasia, conscience rights will be in jeopardy: but what is worse, the United States would start moving towards a tyrannical, socialist government that would be the source of all sort of moral evils."

++ Msgr. Ignacio Barreiro Carámbula, American Health Care Reform - A Good End Does Not Justify Evil Means, August 20, 2009 ~

Why is it that with so many Catholics as members of the dominant political party in our state – a political party that has traditionally upheld the rights of the poor, the immigrant and the marginalized, but a party consistently and solidly pro- abortion – that politics lacks conscience when life in the womb is commonly treated as refuse?

++ Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien, Archdiocese of Baltimore, MD ++

"

we

will stand up every time that human life is threatened. When the sacredness of life before

... birth is attacked, we will stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn

life. When a child is described as a burden or is looked upon only as a means to satisfy an emotional need, we will stand up and insist that every child is a unique and unrepeatable gift of God, with the

right to a loving and united family

"

...

+ Pope John Paul II, Homily at the Holy Mass at the Capital Mall, October 7, 1979

At the present time the Department of Health and Human Services does have a conscience protection rule but this should not be treated as some sort of privilege which they extend to people

of faith, out of a kind of benevolence. It is a right. It is an exercise of religious liberty. There may even be a tendency to be “grateful” that such a conscience protection rule exists. Our reaction to the threat that this liberty and right could be taken away ought not to be, “Oh, please kind sir, may we not have this right just a little longer,” but rather an outraged, “How dare you threaten to trample on our religious liberties!”

Any government that threatens to attack this fundamental ethic by threatening to coerce those who have pledged “to do no harm” to actually do the harm they have committed themselves not to do needs to be opposed.

We pray that the protections presently in place stay in place, but we need to be realistic about the fact that there is a pro-abortion, pro-contraception, pro-euthanasia agenda driving the threat to strip this liberty from the arena of health care. Then the new motto for health care will no longer be “First, do not harm” but rather the chilling, “First, do whatever the government tells you.”

History tells us that this is not a desirable direction.

++ Bishop Robert Vasa ++

At the present time the Department of Health and Human Services does have a conscience protection rule but this should not be treated as some sort of privilege which they extend to people of faith, out of a kind of benevolence. It is a right. It is an exercise of religious liberty. There may even be a tendency to be “grateful” that such a conscience protection rule exists. Our reaction to the threat that this liberty and right could be taken away ought not to be, “Oh, please kind sir, may we not have this right just a little longer,” but rather an outraged, “How dare you threaten to trample on our religious liberties!”

Any government that threatens to attack this fundamental ethic by threatening to coerce those who have pledged “to do no harm” to actually do the harm they have committed themselves not to do needs to be opposed.

We pray that the protections presently in place stay in place, but we need to be realistic about the fact that there is a pro-abortion, pro-contraception, pro-euthanasia agenda driving the threat to strip this liberty from the arena of health care. Then the new motto for health care will no longer be “First, do not harm” but rather the chilling, “First, do whatever the government tells you.”

History tells us that this is not a desirable direction.

++ Bishop Robert Vasa ++

“Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.” These words of Our Lord recorded by Saint Matthew are a poignant reminder that we must put our faith into action. As we continue to experience the joy of a new year we are once again reminded of an event that was anything but joyful – the legalization of abortion by the United States Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. On that day, the least of the Lord’s brothers and sisters – the unborn – were denied the right to life. Since that day our nation has had blood on its hands as a result of the over 48 million “little murders” that have “legally” taken place through abortion. No other death count from other social injustices comes close to this slaughter of the innocents.

++ Most Rev. Joseph F. Martino, D.D., Hist. E.D. Bishop of Scranton

...

each

of us has a unique beginning, the moment of conception

As

soon as the twenty-three

chromosomes carried by the sperm encounter the twenty-three chromosomes carried by the ovum,

the whole information necessary and sufficient to spell out all the characteristics of the new being is

 

gathered

(W)hen

this information carried by the sperm and by the ovum has encountered each

other, then a new human being is defined which has never occurred before and will never occur

 

again

[the

zygote, and the cells produced in the succeeding divisions] is not just simply a non-

descript cell, or a "population" or loose "collection" of cells, but a very specialized individual, i.e.,

someone who will build himself according to his own rule.

++ Dr. Jerome Lejeune (Nobel Prize, genetics) testified in Davis v. Davis, Circuit Court, State of Tennessee, 1989 (As quoted in Linacre Quarterly, February, 1993 - emphasis added by Dianne Nutwell Irving, PhD.) ++

We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until every unborn child is protected in law and welcomed in life. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until all the elderly who have run life’s course are protected against despair and abandonment, protected by the rule of law and the bonds of love. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until every young woman is given the help she needs to recognize the problem of pregnancy as the gift of life. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, as we stand guard at the entrance gates and the exit gates of life, and at every step along way of life, bearing witness in word and deed to the dignity of the human person—of every human person.

++ Fr. Richard John Neuhaus ++

"Every child who is born brings us God's smile and invites us to recognize that life is His gift, a gift to be welcomed with love and preserved with care, always and at every moment.”

— POPE BENEDICT XVI

Dies Irae, Dies Illa

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Our present civil leaders in Washington are doing less than nothing about it. "Safe, legal, and rare" -- my ass! Most of them never saw an abortion they didn't like.

We had better get on our knees and beg God for mercy.

As we continue to experience the joy of a new year we are once again reminded of an event that was anything but joyful – the legalization of abortion by the United States Supreme Court on January 22, 1973. On that day, the least of the Lord’s brothers and sisters – the unborn – were denied the right to life. Since that day our nation has had blood on its hands as a result of the over 48 million “little murders” that have “legally” taken place through abortion. No other death count from other social injustices comes close to this slaughter of the innocents.

++ Most Rev. Joseph F. Martino, Bishop of Scranton ++

“[Our] faith requires us to oppose evil and to do good, to oppose abortion on demand and to provide help to mothers facing challenging pregnancies. … Moreover, we are being urged to concentrate only on reducing the number of abortions. Our response is unequivocal and absolutely clear: our goal is not the reduction of abortions but the elimination of all abortions! ...

++ Bishop Paul Loverde ++

"What an irony that a society confronted with plastic bags filled with the remains of aborted babies should be more concerned about the problem of recycling the plastic" ...

- Winifred Egan -

“Children truly are the family's greatest treasure and most precious good. Consequently, everyone must be helped to become aware of the intrinsic evil of the crime of abortion. In attacking human life in its very first stages, it is also an aggression against society itself. Politicians and legislators, therefore, as servants of the common good, are duty bound to defend the fundamental right to life, the fruit of God’s love.”

~ Pope Benedict XVI, Address at a Meeting on Family and Life Issues in Latin America, December 3, 2005 ~

The crime of abortion is nearly always a chain sin. A cluster of persons share the guilt: abortionist, assistants, office staff, hospital management, advertisers and responsible politicians - and those who remained passive when they should have spoken or acted or prayed."

++ Msgr. Vincent Foy ++

Almighty God, you came into the world to teach us the dignity of human life by being conceived by the Virgin Mary and becoming a speechless Child when you were born at Bethlehem.

Deepen our faith in the sanctity of human life, from the first moment of conception.

Strengthen our courage to defend the sanctity of human life which is being destroyed even before it is born.

We ask this through the merits of your Mother, Mary, the Mother of the Church, and our Mother. Amen.

++ Fr. John Hardon ++

“If we wish to build true peace, how can we separate, or even set at odds, the protection of the environment and the protection of human life, including the life of the unborn? It is in man’s respect for himself that his sense of responsibility for creation is shown. As Saint Thomas Aquinas has taught, man represents all that is most noble in the universe (cf. Summa Theologiae, I, q. 29, a. 3).”

++ Pope Benedict XVI ++

“How can the dream survive if we murder the children?

Dr. Alveda King

To cure the genocide of real weapons of war in other lands, and yet sustain the medical genocide of abortion that kills 3000-4000 Americans daily in our own land, is sheer lunacy ...

[Written by a woman who experienced two abortions years ago.]

When we observe that every human being is utterly unique (even identical twins have different fingerprints, facial expressions, and personalities), can we not conclude that the intentional destruction of an embryo - whether in a womb or in a Petri dish - is an incalculable loss to humanity?

And that the destructive act itself fuels a materialistic view of human life, in which every human being is dispensable if a burden or inconvenience to someone else?

[Life Insight, Sept/Oct 2003]

My Body - My Choice

...

?

The preborn child has her own space capsule - the Amniotic Sac ...

She has her own lifeline - the Umbilical Cord, and ...

She has her own Nourishment and Excretory System - the Placenta.

These all belong to the child herself and not to her mother.

All these organs and systems developed from the child's own original fertilized cell.

What about your child's Choice to Live?

Thank you to my source: http://www.physiciansforlife.o rg/

"It should not be surprising that the neglect, and even the death, of some people are offered as a solution to rising health care costs. Population control advocates have long espoused aborting children in the developing world as a misguided means for reducing poverty."

“How can the dream survive if we murder the children? Dr. Alveda King To cure thehttp://www.physiciansforlife.o rg/ "It should not be surprising that the neglect, and even the death, of some people are offered as a solution to rising health care costs. Population control advocates have long espoused aborting children in the developing world as a misguided means for reducing poverty." " id="pdf-obj-28-39" src="pdf-obj-28-39.jpg">

++ Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia ++

"I think because the seriousness of the shedding of innocent blood through the 20th century into the 21st century, the spiritual deficit is too great. The scales are tipped too low, and I really believe that we’re going to need a great martyrdom in order to return the balance." ++ Fr. Thomas Euteneuer ++

"Abortion - the direct, intentional killing of an unborn girl or boy - is not health care," he added. "Abortion robs an innocent child of his or her life, and robs mothers of their peace and happiness. Abortion funding can only increase the number of dead and grieving."

++ Cardinal Rigali ++

The Church presents the Truth in Charity. It is the truth of the teaching that maintains our right relationship with Jesus. Our teaching on the dignity of the human person embraces life from the moment of conception to natural death. It reflects the love of life entrusted to us. This sacredness, which reflects the “imago dei.” The image of God. It is this very life for which Christ came into the world, to suffer, die and rise.

++ Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki ++

Tolle numerum omnibus rebus et omnia pereunt. Take from all things their number and all shall perish.

++ Isidorus Hispalensis, Archbishop of Seville (560–636 AD) ++

"If we want to act for the common good, the good of all, in our nation, then we will seek to convert our lives each day to Christ, especially through the Sacraments of Penance and the Holy Eucharist. Christ desires to announce the Gospel of Life and bring about its saving effects in our nation by the complete conversion of our lives to Him for the sake of all our brothers and sisters, without boundary, and for the sake of the preservation of the sanctuary of human life, marriage and the family."

~ Archbishop Raymond Burke, Keynote Address at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, May 8,

2009

In Herod's time, a slaughter of holy innocent babes was an outstanding once-in-a-lifetime event. For us, the murderous sin of abortion has made the slaughter of holy innocents a daily, constant massacre. God help us!

~~ G. Thomas Fitzpatrick ~~

The contention between the culture of life and the culture of death is not a battle of our own choosing. We are not the ones who imposed upon the nation the lethal logic that human beings have no rights we are bound to respect if they are too small, too weak, too dependent, too burdensome. That lethal logic, backed by the force of law, was imposed by an arrogant elite that for almost forty years has been telling us to get over it, to get used to it. But "We the People," who are the political sovereign in this constitutional democracy, have not gotten over it, we have not gotten used to it, and we will never, we will never ever, agree that the

culture of death is the unchangeable law of the land."

~ Fr. John Neuhaus, "We Shall not Weary, We Shall not Rest" National Right to Life Convention, July 2008 ~

  • I am sure that deep down in your heart, you know that the unborn child is a human being loved by

God, like you and me. How can anyone knowing that, deliberately destroy that life? It frightens me to think of all the people who kill their conscience so that they can perform an abortion. When we die, we will come face to face with God, the Author of Life. Who will give an account to God for the millions and millions of babies who were not allowed a chance to live, to experience loving and

being loved?

++ Mother Teresa, message to the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development on September 9, 1994.++

At two months of age, the human being is less than one thumb's length from the head to the rump. He would fit at ease in a nutshell, but everything is there: hands, feet, head, organs, brain, all are in

place. His heart has been beating for a month already could be detected.

. . . .

With a good magnifier the fingerprints

~~ Jerome Lejeune, Professor of Fundamental Genetics, University Rene Descartes, testimony on The Human Life Bill, S. 158: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Cong., 1st Sess. 7-10 (1981).~~

  • I prefer to call the most obnoxious feminists what they really are: feminazis. The term describes any

female who is intolerant of any point of view that challenges militant feminism. I often use it to

describe women who are obsessed with perpetuating a modern-day holocaust: abortion.

~~ Rush Limbaugh, in The Way Things Ought To Be, 1992 ~~

Another area that concerns me greatly, namely because I know how it has been used with regard to race, is the psycholinguistics involved in this whole issue of abortion. If something can be

dehumanized through the rhetoric used to describe it, then the major battle has been

won. . .

That is

why the Constitution called us three-fifths human and then whites further dehumanized us by

calling us niggers. It was part of the dehumanizing process. The first step was to distort the image of

us as human beings in order to justify that which they wanted to

do. . .

Those advocates of taking

life prior to birth do not call it killing or murder; they call it abortion. They further never talk about aborting a baby because that would imply something human. Rather they talk about aborting the fetus. Fetus sounds less than human and therefore can be justified. • ~~ Jesse Jackson, U.S. civil rights activist, now in favor of legal abortion, in National Right to Life News, (January, 1997)

"America you are beautiful

. . .

and blessed

. . . .

The ultimate test of your greatness is the way you

treat every human being, but especially the weakest and most defenseless. If you want equal justice for all and true freedom and lasting peace, then America, defend life." ++ Venerable Pope John Paul II ++

Do you suppose that a nation and the people that have democratically elected the leaders of that nation can be pleasing to God if they were guilty of the outrageous crime of genocide? If a nation legally and systematically had murdered 48,000,000 unwanted women over 60 years of age, would that nation be favored, blessed, and protected by God? Alright, change it to men under 30 years of age. Human beings are human beings.

We have under the specious pretext of law—the law of the highest Court in the land—murdered 48,000,000 innocent human beings through abortion in this country since that dark day Satan donned judicial robes and issued his decision in Roe v. Wade. The nation, and most of the world, is “bewitched” into thinking that this is somehow acceptable because a court of morally blind, if not insane, men said so. Hitler said many things, as did Stalin, and every other individual or institution living apart from God and His unalterable law. They are all gone. The immutable will of God and His truth still stand and always will.

Do you suppose that a nation and the people that have democratically elected the leaders of

++ Fr. Corapi ++

"When ours was a saner nation, we used to decry the exploitation and destruction of God's weakest children around the world. In many cases we would even risk our own lives to defend them. Now we are collaborating with those who think that there are too many Africans, too many Asians and Latinos, too many unwanted human beings," said Rev. Euteneuer. "May God have mercy on us as a nation and our world, and may He defend those who now stand in the crosshairs of the anti-life extremists, including those extremists in our own government."

++ Father Thomas J. Euteneuer ++

“Once you permit the killing of the unborn child, there will be no stopping. There will be no age limit. You are setting off a chain reaction that will eventually make you the victim. Your children will kill you because you permitted the killing of their brothers and sisters. Your children will kill you because they will not want to support you in your old age. Your children will kill you for your homes and estates. If a doctor will take money for killing the innocent in the womb, he will kill you with a needle when paid by your children. This is the terrible nightmare you are creating for the future.”

~~ Dr. R. A. Gallop ~~

“…the contraceptive mentality causes abortion. When women and girls choose to sleep with men whose children they don’t want, they will take steps to ensure those children aren’t born. If contraception fails, they will abort. And because abortion is easily available, these women can be lax about using contraception, knowing there is a cheap and legal fall-back option. As long as women and men view sex as recreation and children as annoying consequences of fun time, the contraceptive mentality will produce a large demand for abortion. This isn’t just a theory; it is what has actually happened again and again in recent decades in country after country.”

~~ Joseph A. D’Agostino ~~

"Since the advent of widespread contraception and abortion, a cultural hostility to children has grown." Children, he said, "are often depicted as costly encumbrances who interfere with a carefree adult life." In response, however, he pointed out that: "In fact, if married couples were to have more children, Medicare and Social Security would not be hurtling toward bankruptcy."

++ Cardinal Justin Rigali ++

Our goal is to make it as safe, legal, and normal to protect the innocent from murder as it is now safe, legal and normal to kill them.

~~ Joseph Lapsley Foreman, co-founder of Operation Rescue ~~

"The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy, and the handicapped."

— Hubert H. Humphrey

"Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights -- for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture -- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."

++ JOHN PAUL II ++

I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children -- to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice.

~~ Michael Aston ~~

"The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral – a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body… the angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mothers are closer to God the creator than any other human creature.

“…the contraceptive mentality causes abortion. When women and girls choose to sleep with men whose children

God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation… What on God’s earth is more glorious than this: to be a mother."

++ Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty ++

This lovely photograph is of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla To learn more about her: http://www.saintgianna.org/

“When life and family are not treasured and preserved in a society, collapse on all fronts is inevitable.”

-- Fr. Richard Welch, CSSR, JCD, President of Human Life International--

“Let us never pretend that abortion is just a social or political phenomenon that has to be voted out of office to be defeated. We must do everything we can to restore legal protection to our most innocent citizens, but our battle against the devil will not be won at the polls. It will be won on our knees before the Lord and on our feet before the centers of death. More than ever we need men and women of tested holiness who are willing to fight the spiritual battle for the lives of God’s precious babies and the souls of their mothers and fathers.”

~ Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer - The “Sacrament” of Abortion, Spirit & Life, August 10, 2007 ~

"You may be surprised to learn that, in our law, although the fetus is currently without the right to life, it does have some rights. For instance, under civil law, the unborn child has the right to inherit part of his father's estate should his father die before he is born, and he has the right to sue his mother, or a doctor, for injuiries sustained while in the womb."

~~Prof. Janet E. Smith ~~

“The lethal logic of Roe v. Wade is that nobody has rights that we are bound to respect if they cannot effectively assert those rights. They are at the mercy and the discretion of those who can effectively assert their rights. We’re not talking simply about the unborn, we’re talking about the aged, the radically handicapped, the deformed.”

– Fr. Neuhaus

"One dark day in January of 1973, SATAN donned judicial robes! Robes flowing, gavel in hand, he swept onto the floor of the United States Supreme Court. He presided over the most atrocious travesty of justice that ever took place, and he declared - we now have the 'right' to murder the most innocent, in what should be the safest place in the universe for them! And since then, tens of millions of babes have been assassinated in their own mothers' wombs! The darkness indeed grows deeper."

++ Fr. Corapi ++

"The crime of abortion is nearly always a chain sin. A cluster of persons share the guilt: abortionist, assistants, office staff, hospital management, advertisers and responsible politicians - and those who remained passive when they should have spoken or acted or prayed."

++ Msgr. Vincent Foy, PhD. ++

"Not even one abortion per week is acceptable. Not one per month. Not one per year. Not one in our

lifetime

...

The

dignity of the human person begins at the moment of conception, not at birth. The

dignity, as recognized by the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is bestowed by the

Creator, and no one has the right to destroy innocent unborn life."

— Bishop Samuel J. Aquila

"It is categorically impossible for the same person to state that he or she believes simultaneously both what the Catholic Church teaches and that abortion is just a choice."

~ Bishop Robert Vasa on Nancy Pelosi

"We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life - the unborn - without diminishing the value of all human life."

—Ronald Reagan

Abortion transforms a womb into a tomb.

~~ Bob Stanley ~~

"

the

forces behind the pro-death movement are not merely human but demonic. It is imperative to

... understand, as Christ reminds us, that the devil was a murderer from the beginning. The evil spirit has remained a murderer all through human history, and he is the real leader behind the philosophy

of homicide which now pervades whole nations of what we still call a civilized world."

~ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., The Holy Eucharist: The Center of the Prolife Movement~

"The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts--a child--as a competitor, an intrusion and an inconvenience."

+ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta +

Not all moral issues have the same moral weight as abortion and euthanasia. There may be legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death

penalty, but not ...

with regard to abortion and euthanasia."

— Pope Benedict XVI

You cannot distinguish between the life of the unborn and the born, there's no biological cut-off date. The difference between killing unborn children and killing your neighbour may only be a distinction in time.

~ Otto Lang ~

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

~ Thomas Jefferson ~

The cemetery of the victims of human cruelty in our century is extended to include yet another vast cemetery, that of the unborn."

+ Pope John Paul II +

Angela Baird, a sophomore at Thomas Aquinas College, a vivacious young woman and bright student very active in the prolife movement, was hiking with a group of fellow students on November 5, 1997, when she lost her footing and tumbled to the rocks below. She broke her spine, legs, and arms, and suffered massive internal injuries. Others went for help and managed to summon a rescue helicopter. While she waited, Angela and another student who had climbed down to her prayed. They prayed a rosary that was, Angela said, not for her but for the unborn. Angela died later that night, a true spiritual warrior, precious to the Church and to the unborn. The great civil war in which we are now engaged will demand from us courage and selflessness like hers.

For more on Angela Baird: http://www.bairds.net/

"Satan is having a heyday in our midst, because he has managed to remain invisible in the culture of death, and our laxity has granted him that luxury. Since we are not steeped in the Word of God as we should be, we do not recognize his darkness in our society."

~ Bishop Robert J. Hermann ~

One out of every 4 babies conceived in the United States is aborted. In more than 14 metropolitan areas, abortions outnumber live births. Each year 1.2 million babies die by abortion.

"When we look to the unborn child, the real issue is not when life begins, but when love begins."

~ Robert Casey ~

"Those who give drugs causing abortions are murderers themselves, as well as those who receive the poison which kills the fetus."

+ St. Basil the Great, Doctor of the Church, circa 369 A.D.+

Today the world has become the arena of the battle for life. The struggle between the civilization of life and the civilization of death continues. A civilization which rejected the defenseless would deserve to be called a barbarian civilization, even though it had great successes in the field of economics, technology, art and science. A nation which kills its own children is a nation without a future."

+ Pope John Paul II at Kalisz, Poland on June 4, 1997 +

There is no dart in the quiver of the godly soul for anything but the Divine target.

++ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen++

Mr. Obama, most people earning far below YOUR pay grade know enough science to realize that when 23 chromosomes from a female and 23 from a male unite in the moment of conception, a life

containing 46 unique chromosomes is created

~~ Mike Huckabee ~~

“If you do not live and vote a Catholic conscience, then don’t complain that you live in a pagan nation.”

++ Fr. Corapi ++

The National Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a shiny black wall that stretches 492 feet and lists the names of the 58,022 known Americans killed in that war. If such a wall listed the names of the children killed by abortion since 1973, the wall would be about 60 miles long! The casualties of all our wars put together are fewer than the casualties from abortion in a single year.

Source: Vietnam Memorial, Washington, D.C. Religious Life Magazine: December 1999

"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

~~~ Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor ~~~

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a period of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

---- Dante ----

What are you doing to end the daily slaughter of innocents?

"[T]his horrible crime [of abortion]

...

will

eventually draw down divine punishment on our nation."

++++ Catholic Bishops of Iowa ++++

"Whatever else abortion is, it is the tragic result of self-idolatry even to the murder of unborn children who are considered an obstacle to self-gratification. There is no possibility, without the outpouring of extraordinary grace from God, of converting, or reconverting, what I have come to call the New Pagans. The old pagans, as we used to call them, had and have a plurality of gods whom they worship. The new pagans are strictly monotheistic. They believe in only one god. That one god is the Self."

+++ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. +++

Abortion is the most selfish and abhorrent crime committed by man for two reasons: (1) its victims are so innocent and defenseless, and (2) the crime is so terribly brutal. What's more, there is no more callous denial of God's Being than abortion. In abortion, man sets himself up as God to decide who shall live and who shall die. But man deserves no such power, for the simple reason that man does not create himself. To think otherwise is to deny God His true Being as the Author of Life.

+++ Fr. Paul Marx, The Apostle of Life, p. XV +++

"When we die, we will come face to face with God, the Author of Life. Who will give an account to God for the millions and millions of babies who were not allowed a chance to live, to experience loving and being loved?"

+++ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta +++

Saint Francis of Assisi would literally, we are told, genuflect in front of a pregnant woman.

Genuflect

. .

.because he believed that woman carried the spark of the Divine, a tiny baby made in

the creator’s image and likeness. For Francis, human life was divine, worthy of unquestioned

protection, respect, dignity.

We are all Franciscans when it comes to life. From the fragile baby in the womb to grandma in a hospice; from incipient life in an embryonic stem cell to dad in a coma; from the helpless refugee and immigrant to those hiding from terrorists -- all life is sacred.

Whenever we presume divine prerogatives and choose for ourselves the right to consider any

human life on that sacred continuum from conception to natural death as less that worthy of

protection, dignity, and respect

. . .

we’re in grave peril.

Every Mass, you know, renews the epic battle of Calvary between life/death; light/darkness; good/evil; love/hate; and grace/sin.

Jesus won that conflict

and gives us here the grace to win that same struggle in our own lives

. . . and in our culture and society. So we do not give up.

Thanks for defending life! Archbishop Timothy Dolan Archbishop of New York

Abortion is BIG BU$INE$$

...

and the 'doctors' are making a KILLING!!!

-- Diane Dew -

One out of every 4 babies conceived in the United States is aborted. In more than 14 metropolitan areas, abortions outnumber live births. Each year 1.2 million babies die by abortion. WHO IS MISSING FROM YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Diapers are disposable, BABIES ARE NOT!

"Give us the grace - When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life."

+++ Pope John Paul II +++

“A person's a person, no matter how small.”

+++ Dr. Suess - +++ Horton Hears a Who

"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience."

++ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta ++ Fearless Champion of the Unborn

"The pro-life movement will succeed only to the extent that pro-life people are willing to be inconvenienced."

++ Douglas R. Scott ++

The "gift of life," God's special gift, is no less beautiful when it is accompanied by illness or weakness, hunger or poverty, mental or physical handicaps, loneliness or old age. Indeed, at these times, human life gains extra splendor as it requires our special care, concern and reverence. It is in and through the weakest of human vessels that the Lord continues to reveal the power of His love.

++ Terence Cardinal Cooke ++ With special thanks to Amy Marie Seltzer Mev

"It is not morally possible for any Catholic to support abortion, euthanasia, fetal stem cell research, human cloning, or same-sex marriage. There are no ways around this, no justifications whatever. Why? For the simple reason that the Church holds these things to be intrinsically evil. They are evil in themselves, and no circumstances or subjective conditions can ever change that." ++ Father John Corapi on EWTN ++

"If food and fluids are now considered to be 'medical treatment', why can’t we deduct our grocery bills as medical expenses?"

Source: Physicians For Life

The preborn child is not a "potential" human being, but rather a Human Being with Potential!

Source: Physicians For Life

"America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has sown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father's role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts -- a child -- as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters."

-- Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“It seems clear as daylight that abortion would be a crime.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

"Being pro-life doesn't save babies, acting pro-life does."

— Dennis Green

"When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, "Spare him because he loved us, " and God will look at you and say not, "Did you succeed?" but "Did you try? "

—Former Congressman Henry Hyde

This is indeed another kind of holocaust, by another name. At last count, more than 40 million unborn children have been deliberately, intentionally destroyed. What word adequately defines the scope of such slaughter? [After 9/11] the American people responded with shock, sadness and a deep and righteous anger — and rightly so. Yet let us not forget that every passing day in our country, more than three thousand innocent Americans are killed [through abortion].

-- Jesse Helms, former U.S. Senator, in his autobiography Here's Where I Stand, 2005

"I've noticed that everybody that is for abortion has already been born."

— Ronald Reagan

"More than four thousand innocent lives are taken each day in this land of the free and home of the brave, whose lady holds high the torch of welcome to human life." --John Powell, Abortion: the Silent Holocaust

"Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!"

  • - Pope John Paul II

"When a man imposes his will upon another with complete disregard for the others body, it is called rape. When a woman imposes her will upon another with complete disregard for the others body, it is called abortion."

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"What an irony that a society confronted with plastic bags filled with the remains of aborted babies should be more concerned about the problem of recycling the plastic" ...

  • - Winifred Egan -

“The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother's body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law— the same right we have.”

~ Ronald Reagan – Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation ~

“The real question today is not when human life begins, but, What is the value of