The blog for Massachusetts Citizens for Life: the pro-life movement in the Bay State since 1973.
Monday, July 4, 2011
An Independence Day Salute to You!
"All who love freedom have their part to play in the cultivation of that fruit and to bring liberty to its right end: the truth about human dignity and human destiny. It is a worthy call."posted by Rev. Robert Sirico on the Acton Institute Power Blog
For 197 years, we Americans took "life" was taken for granted while we were grateful to service people and others for protecting our "liberty and the pursuit of happiness".Then the unthinkable happened and it was life itself that was threatened - from within.Now we pro-lifers are the people who are protecting the basic right in this country - we are the military.When we passed the resolution below at the National Right to Life Board meeting, I was so moved that I wanted the proper occasion to share it with you.Independence Day is perfect.
"RESOLUTION HONORING GRASSROOTE VOLUNTEERS
WHEREAS, the United States Supreme Court's tragic 1973 Roe v Wade decision has resulted in the deaths of more than 53 million unborn children and has opened the door to further attacks on defenseless human beings in the form of infanticide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia; and
WHEREAS, the successful effort to return legal protection to vulnerable persons is more visible and effective than ever, thanks to the grass-roots pro-lifers who refuse to remain silent in the face of injustice and cruelty; and
WHEREAS, countless unborn babies and medically dependent people are alive because of the selfless work of millions of grassroots volunteers; and
WHEREAS, the strength of the pro-life movement always has been and remains the result of continuous, steadfast effort of unsung grassroots volunteers;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Right to Life Committee Board of Directors, sitting in Jacksonville, Florida on June 22, 2011, recognizes with deep appreciation the invaluable work of these dedicated pro-life volunteers and extends to these grassroots champions its heart-felt gratitude for the talents and resources they have extended on behalf of innocent, vulnerable human life."
Last week we buried Marie Lueders.The Needham Chapter of MCFL started in her living room days after the abortion decisions.She was the typical pro-lifer who remained steadfast to the end.God rest her soul.
Here's to all of you who deserve infinite credit for your love and perseverance.
God bless you all!Anne
PS.Yes, as a matter of fact, G.K. Chesterton does have something to say about this.On a visit to the States, he spoke of our flag, "by whose stars we are illumined, and by whose stripes we are healed."What a stirring interpretation of America and its mission!Our date with him is Oct 15th!