In Massachusetts this week, it is hard not to think of the Culture of Death. From the bombings at the Marathon to the Gosnell trial, we are reminded that innocent lives are being targeted.
I would like to share with you this prayer that my friend, Br. Bob, sent yesterday from D.C.
Let us pray for those who died and for their loved ones, for those injured – and for this country that we will abandon fear in favor of a faith that gives courage in all things.
I know you have also been reading reports about the Gosnell trial in Philadelphia. Gosnell has been an out-in-front abortionist since before Roe v Wade. He was so inept that it was easier for him to deliver babies alive - some as large as six pounds - then "snip" their spinal cords to kill them. His treatment of their mothers wasn't much better. The conditions were unimaginable.
I remember a four page insert in the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1981 by Liz Jeffries and Rick Edmonds, "Abortion, The Dreaded Complication," The complication was aborted babies being born alive. The thing I remember most vividly about the expose was the description of a dog licking up blood on a "clinic" floor. Apparently even that didn't cause Pennsylvania officials to exercise any oversight of this horrific and almost unimaginable situation !
When Gosnell was arrested, Massachusetts Citizens for Life sent out an email that asked how we would know that similar conditions did not exist here in Massachusetts. We still have to wonder and are faced with close-to-home examples like Laura Hope Smith who died during an abortion, a "clinic" in Attleboro has been cited by the Department of Public Health, and at least three women have been rushed to hospitals recently because of complications during abortions.
I am so sad to think of the babies whom no one loved, who suffered without any consolation, and of their mothers, the women who were also abused.
With everything that is going on, now more than ever we need to "do something" to show love for the babies and their mothers and to show publicly that there are people who care. We need to do something positive to help build a Culture of Life. In the face of this Culture of Death, we all can stand up and show our support for pro-life pregnancy resource centers and make sure that they have the resources to build that Culture of Life.
I am grateful that our Walk to Aid Mothers and Children is scheduled for next week on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro! The Walk Committee has worked very hard. We will all benefit.
I hope you will be able to join me to show your love for women and children, to give public witness, and to help provide practical assistance to mothers and children in need. Please go to http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1063937 to register as a Walker or to sponsor, or donate.
P.S. If you haven't yet viewed our YouTube video promoting the event - you really ought to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=M-ecECnA3-U
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Overcoming A Culture of Death
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