It’s a terrible thing to be an abortionist or even pro-abortionist…but there’s mercy even for them.
A beautiful article of mercy and redemption for all those who ask before their time is up on this earth….
…In describing his conversion, Adasevic “dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican genius saint. He didn’t recognize the name”…“Why don’t you ask me who these children are?” St. Thomas asked Adasevic in his dream.
“They are the ones you killed with your abortions,’ St. Thomas told him….(Source)
I can’t vouch for the authenticity of the message that this woman received, but I can tell you that this is precisely something that the Lord would indeed say. It has the ring of authenticity to it and it cuts right to the heart. Very powerful and very true.
It is all about contraception. Abortion is just the camoflage. We will never, ever defeat abortion without taking out contraception and its mentality, first.
“No” to Life during sex means “No” to Life after sex. Not for everyone, but for the vast majority it is. That is precisely where the rubber hits the road, so to speak.
A Pennsylvania man who wanted his girlfriend to have an abortion and wound up crushing his baby daughters skull shortly after her birth, is heading to prison for life without the possibility of parole…(Source)
A few seconds earlier, and this “reproductive rights” champ would have been given an award by Obama for upholding a woman’s “right to choose”.
But, you know, Harper does not want a debate because the status quo is working just swell.
From a Socon or Bust reader who submitted this letter to Maclean’s:
RE: The conservative stance on abortion you didn’t know about,
Maclean’s, May 14, 2012, p. 4-5
It would seem that all of the arguments being put forward against MP Stephen Woodworth’s motion proposing a re-examination of the definition of what constitutes a human being, are political in nature. I have yet to hear a reasoned argument against the motion itself, i.e. providing solid evidence that an unborn child is not indeed a human being.
What if it turns out that we are right now denying the most basic of human rights to certain members of our society? We’ve been wrong in the past regarding similar assumptions that in the mainstream were taken as a given; women, for instance, were not considered persons under Canadian law until 1929.
Only by putting aside the rhetoric and the slogans, and holding a full and honest debate, can we get to the bottom of important societal issues. Shame on our Parliament, and on Canada, should we lack the courage to do so.
From the “Abortion is the BEST thing going” files….
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., May 15, 2012 – The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer notes that a Chinese study consisting of 1,351 subjects published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention in February, 2012 reported a very statistically significant increased risk of breast cancer for women with previous induced abortions (IAs) in comparison with women without previous IAs.  Researchers led by Ai-Ren Jiang reported a statistically significant 1.52-fold elevation in risk for women with IAs and a “significant dose-response relationship between (the risk) for breast cancer and number of (IAs),” meaning that risk climbed with number of IAs….(Source)
Personally, the more I think about it, I believe that we must not alienate the non-Catholics. We are as one on the Hill and to have our Lord in Eucharist there would not only be disrespectful to the Eucharist it could also insight some very hard feelings,or even cause a riot . We have come so far in this fight and to jeopardize our unity would be a grave mistake…
Above is an email that I received about my push for having a Eucharistic procession and benediction on Parliament Hill. While I certainly respect the idea of having all Christians and non-Christians alike join in the abortion battle, the idea that Catholics (or any Faith group, for that matter) have to somehow check their spirituality at the door is rooted in a false ecumenism. Do not all Christians suffer from the complaint by the Secularists? “Keep your religion out of politics.” If we Christians reject this idea, then we should also reject the same principle when it applies to our intramural differences, as well. It’s the same deadly logic that seeks to impose an artificial unity. We, as Catholics, are on Parliament Hill principally because we are Catholic. So why should we hide our distinct spirituality because it offends non-Catholics? First of all, we’re 90-95% of the people who show up for the March for Life every year. That alone makes this “you may give offense” charge, offensive in itself! Secondly, no Catholic would feel offended if other Christians or non-Christians wanted to express the reason for their participation, either. And remember, folks, I am not even suggesting having the Eucharistic event during the actual March itself. Heaven forbid! I am simply saying, “We Catholics brought abortion in to this country. We Catholics have to do our part to take it out, in our own way.” I repeat: this is a spiritual battle which must be won in that realm, first, before it translates into sociological and political victory.
We’ve all heard many politicians use cowardly cop-outs while conceding ground to the Culture of Death. One of the classic lines is “I’m personally opposed to [insert depravity here], but I can’t impose my beliefs on others.”
Well, the shoe was on the other foot last week for the March for Life. Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson proclaimed May 10th as “Respect for Life Day” in Ottawa, as he did last year. This triggered some angry reactions from a few pro-choicers, who attacked the mayor on Facebook and Twitter. The mayor’s response was a new twist on a familiar theme: Read the rest of this entry »
Today as a culture here in Canada we tend to prize our individuality as a false sense of autonomy over relationships, community engagement and duty. In the abortion debate, individual autonomy is often at the core of discussion,” the archbishop pointed out.
“You’ve heard the slogan ‘my body, my choice’ offered as a discussion ending argument. But this is a false sense of personhood.
“God made us for relationships within and with one another. Our choices affect not only our lives, but also those of our family, our friends and the larger community. Our decisions have an impact beyond the limits of our own bodies, our own selves.”
Archbishop Prendergast expanded on this theme, explaining, “The true measure of personhood is not the degree of our autonomy; the true measure is our service, in love to God, found in the needs of our neighbour.”
“Who is our neighbour?” the archbishop asked: “the poor, the marginalized, the suffering, the defenceless, and yes, even those invisible in the womb.”
“To be a fully actualized human being is not to be autonomous. Rather, to be fully human is to be in communion with God and our sisters and brothers in the mystical body of Christ. We are not made to be solitary individuals. We are made to be individuals in solidarity with God and with each other.” (Source)
I think this might one of the few times that I’ve heard a Canadian bishop actually publicly engage the lame pro-abort arguments. One of the objectives of Cardinal Ouellet is to choose bishops who actually defend the faith, instead of having an emphasis on being “pastoral”. I think pastoral went out in the 70s but has hung around 40 years too long. Anyhow, from a Faith and sociological perspective, +Prendergast certainly does a great job.
I’ve got my own pithy responses to this “my body, my choice” argument:
1. If it’s your body and your choice, why is my wallet involved?
2. If it’s your choice, why is your boyfriend making the decision to abort for you?
3. If it’s your body, why does “your body” have two heads, two sets of arms and legs, two hearts and two of everything that we would otherwise not expect to find in one human body?
4. If it’s your choice, why does the abortion lobby do everything in its power to ensure that it’s not informed?
5. If it’s your body, what’s with the sperm in it?
6. If it’s your choice, it’s the slave owner’s choice too. Chattel is chattel, after all.
7. If it’s your body, what organ or appendage are they dumping in the abortion bag after the “procedure”?
8. If it’s your choice, then it’s your tragic consequence too. Abortion destroys the lives of women. Not all choices are created equal.
9. If it’s your body, why was your first child not as lucky as your second?
10. If it’s your choice, why did that baby all of a sudden become a “product of conception” when you changed your choice?
…“I definitely see the intensity gap on college campuses,” she said. “We have nearly 700 groups operating nationally, compared with Planned Parenthood’s 200 groups. (The pro-abortion groups) are dead. There is nothing going on. They only time we see them is when they are reacting to a Students for Life event.”
Hawkins said passing the baton to younger leadership is a solid move, but doubts it will reverse current trends.
“(The pro-abortion groups) have billions of dollars and the media on their side in promoting death,” she said. “It’s not going to be enough. They are on the defensive. We have truth on our side. We will ban abortion in our lifetime.”… (Source)
I know it’s still hard to fathom, especially under the abortion regime of human trafficker-Stephen Harper, but abortion is on the way out – not only in the U.S. but here in Canada as well. Just like the young woman from Students for Life says, the other side has the money and the media (and bare breasts apparently if the occasion calls for it), but it’s just not going to be enough. They need the truth and they literally can’t handle the truth (to borrow a Hollywood cliché). And when you can’t handle the truth, your days are numbered.
The huge, impenetrable edifice - sustained by money, media, and the smug and insufferable champagne classes – is hollow and quickly disintegrating from within. They sell death and despair and eventually people do clue in. It really sucks to be a pro-aborter these days. It’s all downhill from here…and, deep down, they all know it.
Many years ago at the March for Life, I was standing around after the rally had ended on Parliament Hill, talking to a rather famous healing priest. I said, “Father Fernando, one day it would be great if we brought the Eucharist up here during the March for Life. I think that it would have a huge impact for the pro-life cause.” I can’t remember what he said to me, but he smiled like he knew something. Sometimes, you don’t forget conversations – however innocuous or seemingly unimportant – because these remembered conversations end up playing out later on in life.
For many years, I really never thought about it again. But Providence has a way of moving things forward at just the right time and just the right place and when we’re ready for it.
Yesterday morning, the thought came to me that perhaps it was time to ask the Archbishop of Ottawa to lead us with our Eucharistic King into the battle on Parliament Hill.
This video clip below from Brian Lilley mentions the new law in Ontario that makes it illegal to disclose through Freedom of Information anything related to abortion; it’s all hidden from the public now. The clip also contains good coverage of the March for Life in Ottawa.