Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Marching On

Thirty-six years and one day ago, the Supreme Court decided that women ought to have the right to kill their unborn children.

Thirty-five years and one day ago, the first annual March for Life in Washington, DC was held to protest that decision.

Since that day, more than fifty million Americans have been killed by abortion. People ranging in age from their mid-thirties down to infants are not with us, and never had the chance to be born.

Most of us know at least one woman who has had an abortion. Some of them regret it and suffer terribly from the memory of that "choice," but others work to encourage more women to have abortions, seeking company in their spiritual misery.

Our President believes in abortion. He thinks it's a woman's right, and that her right to kill her offspring is so powerful that if the child she meant for a doctor to kill slips out of her womb alive, the baby should simply be left to die, so as not to "burden" the woman's original decision to have an abortion. He thinks that encouraging pregnant women to choose life is simply "punishing" them with a baby.

He has planned to overturn the Mexico City policy, which forbids US funding for overseas abortions, tomorrow, in celebration of Roe v. Wade. Spreading America's culture of death to third-world countries is apparently an act of "hope" in this new administration; it's one more example of the phrase I've seen on various pro-life blogs: change we can bereave in.

As the marchers gather in Washington, DC tomorrow, and as those of us who can't be with them physically join in spiritual with prayer, we should all take heart. God, the Author of Life, is the one in charge here; He will answer our prayers, and not abandon us.

He may yet, however, abandon our country, whose faithlessness to His laws is growing day by day. Our nation has never been in such great danger, because our nation has never before committed itself so thoroughly to such a course of evil, and placed at its head a man who has vowed to serve this evil above all else. As those who march for life march on, those who insist on choosing death harden their hearts to the silent screams of the millions of dead children, and expand their evil to include euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and other vile things. The day of reckoning cannot be far off; no nation has ever embraced such unholy ills and escaped the wrath of God.


John Thayer Jensen said...

I just came back from lunchtime Mass (here in Auckland, New Zealand, where I live). The visiting priest introduced himself as "Father Patrick, a retired American priest" - and said that he hoped we would all join him in giving thanks for America's new president, Barack Obama.


Red Cardigan said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that!

Rodrigo said...

I was pleasantly surprised by the priest who said Mass today. On the whole he strikes me as pretty lefty, and don't get me started on the liturgical abuses, but toward the end of the intercessions he recalled the eve of Roe v. Wade and prayed for life. I made sure to thank him afterwards. BTW, relatively recent follower of your blog - I'm so glad to hear that you're doing better.

freddy said...

God have mercy on us!

Mrs. Murphy said...

Interesting its never brought up that Ms. Roe has since become a converted Catholic and Pro-Life advocate. She works hard to express her regret, but the media sweeps it under the rug.