While January is not the ideal weather month for a group of a few hundred thousand persons to be outdoors marching outside on the streets of Washington, it still is the month of anniversary, 41 years ago, when the necessity of protest arose over a government decision (Roe v. Wade) to allow legalized abortion in the United States (as its deadly ‘solution’ to the rise in crisis pregnancies in America). It was an awful decision. Killing our newly arrived infants in the womb would curtail all the other more important solutions out there in how to care for the coming children and how to address the immorality of non-responsible sexual activity and how to re-educate those who were bearing children who did not want them. The U.S.A. also shirked its responsibility to inform the public that scientifically (as well as theologically) a human being is with us after conception and surely identified by a heartbeat after the fourteenth day of existence. Few of those having abortions since 1971 have investigated all the evidence of life within them; it is not even required. In fact, by the government’s procedures and allowances for abortion clinics, it is greatly discouraged for the factual evidence to be known. (Because the life of a child is right there to be seen in the facts and science.)
Yet the Pro-Life movement continues, now with the new marching generation of those who know that their government and people sanctioned the killing(abortions) of 55 million of their coming numbers. That is the total of several U.S. states population–all gone lost in abortion. It is a staggering number. It is far more than the number of American people lost in wars and battles, or in murders or school shootings, or taken from us in fatal vehicle crashes, or in AIDs related deaths. It’s more than all of that put together!
Just where is the outrage? Where is the mourning? Where is the leadership to re-direct this nation from her killing?
Some of the youth/young adults in the Rallies for Life and the March for Life in Washington on March 22, 2014 identified themselves as the inner survivors of a nation gone deadly.
The many more new faces of the Life Movement are these young women and women of ethnic background. They are sharing testimony that “the war on women is fought here, over the life of a child and the holy womb of a fertile woman. The war on women is not over some other thing, like the so-called rights of a female to choose to end her pregnant life. That’s a human being in her womb! Haters of life and of fidelity to God are targeting women. There is where the attack is coming from on women.”
Other comments include: “Women are pushed towards having abortions; millions upon millions of dollars are funded for the industry of ending and preventing life. Yet we women are life-bringers. We are meant to be child-bearers and nurturers, not killers and general-avoiders of motherhood.”
Another says: “The increase of so many sexual encounters for unwed women has been the result of their so-called new rights and so-called new freedoms. Women are told that they can do whatever they want now. Even abort their own–in the name of rights and freedom. Yet, the opposite is happening: women are not in their right mind and they are fallen into the worst kind of sin and slavery. She has lost her modesty, her dignity, her happiness and her fecundity in the abortion-led nation of these past four decades. Women have been lied to–from the highest places–and sent to the darkest and lowest places– to what? Enjoy their rights and freedoms?! sik Theirs is a hurting, broken and darkened path now. Women in the Light need to call them out of their despair. There is a Way of Life!”
The movement to keep abortion legal has resorted for decades to the word “choice.” For example, abortion advocates across the river in Virginia have lobbied for a specialty license plate in their state that reads, “Trust Women – Respect Choice.”
But they neither understand the issue, nor practice what they preach. They fail to understand that women do not get abortions because of freedom of choice, but because they feel they have no freedom and no choice.
Abortion advocates also oppose measures that would enhance the choices of women – such as the opposite message pro-life specialty license plates in Virginia, which would fund alternatives to abortion. These advocates also oppose measures that would inform the woman’s choice by giving her information about the risks of the abortion procedure and the development of her child.
And they want us to think they respect “choice.” They don’t practice free choice for others themselves.
==============================================================================================================A Twisted Perception of Freedom
We sometimes hear from those on the other side of the pro-life battle that they want to work together with us to (quote) reduce the need for abortion. It is part of our pro-life mission to reduce the numbers of abortions, and in fact our goal is not just to reduce it but to end it.
While we are pleased to see numbers dropping of stark abortions, and can agree with everyone that this is a good trend, we have to start by making it clear that there is no need for abortion in the first place. No abortion is necessary, neither medically, nor morally. Women get abortions not because of freedom of choice, but because they feel they have no freedom and no choice. Yet when the People of God provide better choices, the way is clear to help both mother and child. Yes, we will reduce abortions, but let’s never imply there is a need for abortion. Recently a leader at Notre Dame University asked for Pope Francis to speak for an allowance for abortions, but the pope said that none was to be given, and that the university should be fully practicing her Church’s teachings.
The so-called “Freedom of Choice Act” (or “FOCA”), that was presented over the past few years, has shown itself to only be a radical piece of abortion legislation, of which Planned Parenthood did hope could manipulate the U.S. law to only favor their side of things (which would be all abortion on demand). The FOCA sought a reverse to any ban in America on partial-birth abortion. This is the gruesome procedure by which the later term infants in the womb are eliminated from further living. If it were put on film, then even the cable tv channels couldn’t air it, for the horror that this process is to a developed fetus. The FOCA should be FOKA. You should know what the K would stand for.
Under such kinds of legislation by those advocates of “freedom,” they would force all adult citizens in the USA to be tax-paying funders of abortion. They call it “choice.” Where is the choice in this legislation for those who would not want to fund abortion or related activity by the government? To me, this funding is morally reprehensible for any Catholic to have to participate in.