Skip to comments.March for Life: Give a Voice to Those who Have None
Posted on 01/22/2010 4:54:52 AM PST by tcg
On January 22, 2010 millions will march on our Nations Capital and in Cities around the Nation. We mourn the United States Supreme Court decision of January 22, 1973, Roe v Wade. The countless millions of children killed in the first home of the whole human race cry out for justice.
Those who march stand in solidarity with our youngest neighbors whose cry cannot be heard without our voice. Children are being intentionally killed by surgical strikes and chemical weapons in an undeclared war on the womb in the United States of America. The Pro-Life cause is the great human and civil rights struggle of our age.
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I wish I was able to attend. I hope the turnout is high. I’m sure the MSM will purposely underestimate it if they report on it at all.
“For as ye have done unto these, the least of my children, so have ye done unto me.”
bump, for the victims of the American Holocaust.
Had gotten a avatar to stand in my place for the virtual march online to D.C.
“My Choice” by D. T. Devareaux
Yes, I know — This political cartoon is in terrible taste.
Yes, I know — This political cartoon is gross.
Yes, I know — This political cartoon is horrible.
It was meant to be tasteless, gross, and horrible because it tells the uncomfortable truth about the elective genocide that has killed countless millions of innocent Americans whose only crime was they lived at the wrong time in a woman’s life.
Abortion is murder.
Abortion is BLOODY MURDER!
Many say that the U.S. Civil War was divine justice for America’s sin of slavery. If so then how much more horrible is the sin of legalized murder? How much more terrible will be divine justice?
“If God is just, I tremble for my country” — Thomas Jefferson
Deacon Keith Fournier: "There is no other group of human persons whom we allow to be killed under the cover of 'choice'.
Science has confirmed what our consciences have always known, abortion is morally wrong. We now reach within the womb and routinely operate upon them to save their lives. We prosecute the aggressor... who, in the commission of... another crime, kills them as well.
We know the truth; abortion is the intentional killing of a human person."
There's a lot wrong with that statement. But I often turn it on its head: how can a society that doesn't care about human beings at their earliest stages of development claim to truly care about them at any later stage of life?
I think everyone understands a situation where the mother's life is in danger and hard choices have to be made. But at the other end of the spectrum, the idea of “no one wants this child anyway, and it will have a bad life” could be applied to many other groups. We could empty out the prisons, mental hospitals, homeless shelters, retirement homes and other institutions pretty fast with that “logic.” Some would say it has happened already in other places and times, and that it is starting to happen here too. I find that “reasoning” grotesque, and sad.
"Make no mistake, abortion-on-demand is not a right granted by the Constitution. Nowhere do the plain words of the Constitution even hint at a "right" so sweeping as to permit abortion up to the time the child is ready to be born."
"We cannot diminish the value of one category of human life--the unborn--without diminishing the value of all human life."
"Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide. My Administration is dedicated to the preservation of America as a free land, and there is no cause more important for preserving that freedom than affirming the transcendent right to life of all human beings, the right without which no other rights have any meaning."
~ President Ronald Reagan : "Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation", 1983
I’m at the youth Mass at the Verizon Center now. We’re just finishing, getting ready to go to the march down on the National Mall. Will try to post more later.
We’re back home. I’d have posted more but my phone battery was running low, and I needed to preserve enough juice to make sure I could call everyone and get them all on the bus home.
I’ll try to post later, or I might try to do a vanity thread about the march.
But right now, I’m whupped. We left the house at 5:45 eastern time and got home about fifteen minutes ago or so.
Our parish is nearby in suburban Maryland. We have a bus that goes down, and actually makes two trips - the first leaves the parking lot at about 6:15 am to bring the young folks down for the rally and Mass at the Verizon Center, the second leaves around 9:15 to bring all us old folks down in time for the march, itself.
I'd planned to be on the 9:15 bus, as getting up at 5 am isn't especially appealing, not when I can sleep till 8 am.
But for reasons beyond my control, I wound up on the early bus with the young folks. I don't really enjoy the loud “music” of the rally in the Verizon Center, and thus would happily do without.
However, I was very much heartened by the experience of 20,000 young Catholics enthusiastically laying their hearts out for God, no matter how loud the din got. It made up for having to get out of bed early and having to endure the loud “music.” As well, Fr. Fortuna, the rapping priest, was conspicuous by his absence, which also made the experience much more pleasant.
The pro-life movement is growing younger. When I started marching in the late 1990s, the proportion of adults to young folks was much higher. As we marched yesterday, it is becoming apparent that the march is of young people, with us old fogies accompanying principally as chaperones.
This encourages me.
But Fr. Swink, who gave the homily at the Mass, mentioned the fact that since 1973, the number of aborted children in the United States has mounted to 50,000,000. That is a number, he pointed out, that could fill the Verizon Center 2,500 times.
I wonder for how long the nightmare of legal abortion on demand will continue, how many tens of millions more will be slaughtered. I wonder whether I will live to see the day when unborn children are protected in law.
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