abortion question

In Memorium

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Remembering the 55,000,000 children who have been legally killed in the 41 years abortion has been legal in this country. Pray for the mothers who thought this was their only option, the mothers who chose this freely, the mothers who were coerced. The fathers who pressed for this with words or by absence, the fathers who didn’t want the abortion but had no say, the fathers who don’t even know they ever had a child. The parents who thought they were sparing their child, the children and now-grown adults who are missing siblings, the world who is missing friends. The grandparents who pressed for the abortion to be spared embarrassment, the grandparents who are mourning their grandchildren, the beautiful faces the world will never see. We entrust these children to God. For these and all cases, we beg for forgiveness; His mercy overflows. 

For those who do not yet recognize the gravity of what they’ve done, for those who have hardened their hearts to the truth of the life they carried, for those who think they must support abortion because they had one, for those who support abortion because they know someone who did, for those who think this is what progress means, may the truth pierce the lies built around their heart. God’s mercy is never ending. 

We as a people have borne this burden of legal atrocity far too long. Far, far too long. May we as a nation not be judged by what we deserve.

99% of Adults With Down Syndrome Report Being Happy in Life | LifeNews.com

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99% of Adults With Down Syndrome Report Being Happy in Life | LifeNews.com.

Instead of calling people with Down Syndrome “baboons,” I suggest doctors give the news of a Down Syndrome diagnosis with a smile saying, “There will be challenges but your child is nearly guaranteed to be a happy adult!”

And really that is the price of embracing the culture of death, of using death as a “medical treatment” – it is quite literally the elimination of happiness.

Study: Women More Likely to Die After Abortion, Not Childbirth | LifeNews.com

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Study: Women More Likely to Die After Abortion, Not Childbirthh | LifeNews.com.

Whatever you think about abortion, you need to read this part:

“Reardon said the February study was “worse than a junk in, junk out analysis” because its authors excluded record linkage studies, all of which contradicted their claim that childbirth is 14 times more dangerous than abortion, from their literature review. He believes that evidence of abortion-associated risks is being suppressed for ideological and political reasons.

“Population control activists in the United States and Europe, governments, NGO’s, and academic circles are pressuring developing countries to legalize abortion,” he said. “Their long-standing documented objective is to reduce birth rates among the poor. But that objective is being disguised by the more politically correct sales pitch which asserts that abortion is safer than childbirth and represents a positive benefit to women’s health. Any evidence which undermines that sales pitch is therefore doggedly ignored or suppressed.”

Reardon believes the higher rates of maternal mortality associated with abortion may be largely due to elevated rates of psychological stress associated with abortion.

For example, the mortality studies in Finland found a three-fold increased risk of suicide in the first year following an abortion compared to the general population and a six-fold higher risk compared to women who gave birth. The highest suicide rate was within two months of the abortion.”

Gosnell medical assistant admits cutting the spines of 10 babies born alive | LifeSiteNews.com

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Gosnell medical assistant admits cutting the spines of 10 babies born alive | LifeSiteNews.com.

This really needs no words.

“The grand jury report includes the account of another of Gosnell’s employees, Kareema Cross, describing the moment of Baby A’s birth:

After the baby was expelled, Cross noticed that he was breathing, though not for long. After about 10 to 20 seconds, while the mother was asleep, “the doctor just slit the neck,” said Cross. Gosnell put the boy’s body in a shoebox. Cross described the baby as so big that his feet and arms hung out over the sides of the container. Cross said that she saw the baby move after his neck was cut, and after the doctor placed it in the shoebox. Gosnell told her, “it’s the baby’s reflexes. It’s not really moving.”

A neonatologist who testified on behalf of the grand jury said that Gosnell’s explanation for the baby’s movements was false, and that in all likelihood Gosnell failed immediately to kill the baby, and that his “few moments of life were spent in excruciating pain.”

The neonatologist also estimated the baby’s age as around 32 weeks gestation.”

May God forgive America for the transgressions of our country.

Catholics and Politics! Is nothing sacred? | Daily Meditations with Fr. Alphonse

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Daily Meditations with Fr. Alfonse: Luke 7:31-35 Catholics and Politics!.

“Everyone is an expert today. Everyone. There are very few professions that we still respect. And by respect, I mean those whom I trust may know more than I do with regards to a specific discipline.
Now, I still believe in experts. And I believe in them because I know I can’t be an expert in everything. I simply don’t have enough time to read up on everything.
Early this morning I came up with two professions that I thought we still respected: doctors and lawyers. But as I sit here writing this meditation, I believe I am wrong with regards to doctors. I think we go to the doctors only as a last resort. Why? Because we think we know better. So, we Google our symptoms; we self-diagnosis; we self-prescribe and then we finally go in to see the doctor. When the doctor gives us our medication, we end up not following the instructions. Why? Because we think we know better.

The same holds true for God and the Church. We are like children. And just like children, we tend to put as much trust in God and the Church as a child puts in the wisdom and experience of his/her parents. Not much.

So who do we trust? Superstars! All kinds of them too: music stars, actors and actresses, billionaires and their wives, politicians and their children.”

He goes on to explain the difference in knowledge and wisdom, and dogma vs. propaganda…. worth the read.