Marching to Restore the Right to Life to Our Youngest Neighbors during the Week of Christian Unity is Prophetic
The prayer of the Son of God will be answered; the only question is how soon it will happen. We hasten that day when we choose to pray together and work with one another in this great human rights struggle
Throughout the West, Christians, Orthodox, Protestant and Catholic, are now enrolled in a school of ecumenism as we make common cause to end the killing of our youngest neighbors. We have been thrown together in a common defense of life in a western culture which has lost its moral compass. Our Marching together for Life is becoming a road to our unity and a sign of our growing communion.
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (Catholic Online) - After his Wednesday catechesis Pope Benedict XVI noted that Friday, the 18th of January begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year, the theme of the week is "What does God require of us?" inspired by a passage from the prophet Micah.
The Pope invited all "to pray, asking insistently of God, for the great gift of unity between all of the Lord's disciples. May the Holy Spirit's limitless strength arouse us to the sincere commitment to seek unity, so that we might all profess together that Jesus is the savior of the world."
On January 25, 2013, hundreds of thousands will gather in Washington, D.C. to give their voice to our neighbors in the first home of the whole human race. These are the children who await their welcome among us upon birth. These littlest neighbors need our voice because theirs is being muffled behind the wall of their mother's womb, once considered the first refuge of safety.
There, in their first experience of the interdependency which reveals the truth about our humanity, where they are supposed to be embraced by the warmth of love, they are vulnerable to the worst kind of domestic violence. At any moment the weapons of the first pre-emptive war, voluntary abortion, may be wielded against them for any reason.
Make no mistake; these are weapons of death and destruction - chemical, surgical or suction - being used to kill these children deliberately for any or no reason. The cold, hard truth about every procured abortion is that it takes an innocent human life.
No one with integrity any longer argues that the little girl or little boy killed through procured abortion is not a human being. When the abortion occurs through miscarriage we properly enter into the mourning of the mother over the loss of the one we call "her baby". However, when the mother is deceived into a voluntary abortion, we use a different vocabulary.
Most people now acknowledge that these children killed by abortion are human persons. A few hold on to the dangerous notion that dependency upon others makes someone less of a person. However, medical science has confirmed what our consciences and the Natural Law told us all along, these victims of the first preemptive war called intentional abortion are human beings just like us.
We frame "baby's first pictures" in their 3D or 4D image through sonogram technology. We use intrauterine surgery to intervene to save them or correct anything which they may need before they are born. We prosecute an offender who, in the evil act of harming their mother, causes their death as well. It is all so very clear what we are really doing in every procured abortion.
The argument now used in a futile attempt to somehow justify this preemptive war on little girls and boys is that the choice to kill them should be left to the mother in consultation with her own Doctor and/or other counselors. This profane argument is couched in a language of freedom and clothed with a counterfeit compassion. What other group of human persons can be killed because someone else determines they do not want them to live?
There is no moral difference between the killing of a child after birth and the killing of a child before birth.
We now legally excuse fetal homicide when it is committed by a misguided mother through the agency of a deceived or corrupted Doctor who once pledged to "do no harm" in his or her professional oath. We now routinely refer to this intentional taking of innocent human life as healthcare. We try to claim that the decision to take their life is somehow a "reproductive" choice.
Procured abortion is not health care, it is an execution. And, there is absolutely NOTHING reproductive about taking the life of that little boy or girl.
There is a horrid irony in the fact that this 40th Anniversary March for Life will take place only days after President Barack Obama is sworn in for his second term. He will take the oath of office placing his hand on two bibles, one owned by Abraham Lincoln, the other owned by Martin Luther King Jr.
Both of those American heroes stood against the evil idea that some human persons are less worthy of being welcomed within our National family than others. With President Obama's election, our Nation celebrated a great advance against another intrinsic evil, racism, and the horrid memory of its once institutionalized expression, slavery.
Yet, sadly, President Obama has been blinded by the culture of death. He is advancing another form of slavery with his refusal to defend the Right to life of our youngest neighbors in the womb.The Right to life Movement is a solidarity movement. These little children our brothers and sisters and we are indeed their keepers.
Evil ideas have a horrid way of repackaging themselves. This President is the most anti-Life President in our modern history. ...
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