Please listen to Father Broom's talk on this topic
1. MERCY. (P.A.S.) If you meet
somebody who has had an abortion, never condemn but be merciful and tell them
of the mercy of God. Remind them of the Parables of mercy in Lk. 15: the lost
sheep, the lost coin and the lost and found son, the Parable of the Prodigal
Son. Remember also that many women go
back for a second or third abortion, mostly because they have not experienced
the mercy of God. The Psalmist reminds us of the tenderness of the Heart of
God: “God is slow to anger but rich in kindness and mercy…” ALWAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The devil tempts us to
believe that after sin--- especially a serious sin (like that of abortion) that
God is angry and unwilling to forgive. This could not be further from the
truth. St. Paul teaches that where sin
abounds the mercy of God abounds all the more. Furthermore, one of the key
themes of the Diary of mercy in my soul of Saint Faustina is that the greatest
sinners have the greatest right to God’s mercy and that the greatest sinners
can become the greatest saints if they simply TRUST in His mercy. JESUS I TRUST IN YOU!
2. TEACH OUR YOUNG. It is incumbent
upon parents to teach their children, and teens the virtue of CHASTITY—the
proper use of their body and that their body is truly the temple of the Holy
Spirit and should be respected and honored at all times; also that that they
should respect the bodies of others. Still more parents should teach their
children that there is a time for everything.
There is a time to plant and a time to gather; a time to weep and a time
to laugh, a time to work and a time to sleep; there is a time to have a
courtship and a time to avoid. There is a time for everything underneath the
sun. Often abortions occur among the youth because they are involved in
premature courtships, with raging hormones, uncontrollable passions and a
society that abets and encourages sexual license and expression without
limits! We must teach the young the
meaning of the Beatitude: “”Blessed are the pure of heart, they will see God.
3. PRO-LIFE REMINDERS. We should surround ourselves and the world
that we live with Pro-life reminders and there are many and thanks especially
to the Pro-life Movement and its tireless efforts! Buy Pro-life checks! Where exteriorly on your lapel or pocket the
of the unborn baby.
Display on Face-book the beauty of the unborn as well as the baby
already born. Of course we should never forget nor neglect catchy and
attractive Pro-life Bumper stickers, for example: “It is a child and not a
choice!” These reminders force people to
think. Believe it or not there are still many people who are still sitting on
the fence and as of yet do not have clear ideas on the topic of abortion and
Pro-Life. Let us try to win them over to the “Pro-life” side!
4. EUPHEMISMS/ MANIPULATION OF
LANGUAGE. Be aware of how those who
promote abortion utilize euphemisms—manipulating language for their own
benefit—to trick and deceive. For example, “Pro-choice!” “Terminate-pregnancy”,
“My-Body” “Woman’s health center”. These and many other euphemisms can be
utilized to deceive the gullible and naïve into diluting the reality that
abortion is truly infanticide—killing an innocent child!
|Abortion is NOT Health Care!|
5. LEARN KEY BIBLICAL PASSAGES TO
DEFEND THE BABY. Throughout the entire
Bible, which is the Word of God and the
Word of life, the child us always seen
as a great blessing. Try to learn some of the key passages in defense of the
unborn human life. Obviously one of the
best is the Visitation of Mary to St. Elizabeth, two pregnant women, who would
be prime targets for abortion in the modern technologically advanced society.
Why? One would be considered way too
young to have a baby—a mere teenager and that would be the Blessed Virgin Mary;
the other, would be considered way to old and that would be St. Elizabeth. We
know the beautiful story’s ending: they both trusted totally in God’s loving
Providence and said “Yes” to life and brought forth the two greatest: St. John
the Baptist and Jesus, the Son of God who would call Himself, THE WAY, THE
TRUTH AND THER LIFE! Check out this passage: (Lk. 1:39-45).
6. ADOPTION NOT ABORTION! A truly valid option or alternative to
abortion is that of adoption. Even now there are thousands and thousands of
couples that for various reasons could not have their own biological children
and are longing for a child of their own and desire to adopt. These couples are
screened, studied underneath a fine-tooth-comb to see if they would be good
parents. Therefore, the child to be born would be placed in an excellent
household and receive an excellent human formation and very often a good
7. ULTRASOUND! If you meet a confused women who is seriously
considering an abortion why not provide her with the opportunity to see the
little baby through an ULTRASOUND. For the mother to see the real and live baby
within her womb smiling, yawning, stretching her/is little limbs, sleeping,
sneezing or even scratching the little nose could be the determining moment to
help that mother to say “Yes” to life and to have and cherish that precious
little infant in her womb. Remember the famous case of Dr. Bernard Nathanson
who saw an ultrasound of a baby aborted and stopped aborting—after having been
ahead of the key abortion clinic in NYC that had carried out 80,000 abortions!
It all started by seeing, visualizing the image of the live baby. We live in a
world of images. Why not use live images through the Ultrasound to save the
lives of the most innocent?
8. SPEAK OUT! Many women have
recourse to abortion because they are confused, filled with groundless fears,
and unfortunately they have been surrounded by “friends” (really enemies) that
convince them that the best decision is to abort the child. We must learn to
speak up. We must learn to express the truth with love. The child in the womb
cannot speak and therefore we must be the voice of the unborn child in the
womb. We must stop “Bullying”. The worst form of bullying in the world is the
bullying and the actual killing of the most innocent and defenseless--- the
unborn child. Who knows how many women have had recourse to abortion because
timid Christians have failed to speak out. Remember the words of the Political
philosopher Edmund Burke: “So that evil progress it is sufficient that good men
do nothing!” In catholic moral theology we call this “Sin of omission”.
9. PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT! Get involved in
the “Pro-life” movement. There is so much that can be done; get involved in one
way or another. What to do?
a) WALK/MARCH AT WASHINGTON. Get together with a group of “Pro-lifer” and
travel to Washington to do a silent March of Protest. We want to manifest
publically but peacefully our love and defense for the unborn.
b) ABORTION CLINICS: PRAYER RALLIES. Why not seek out the closest abortion
clinic to your home and once a week to silently protest by praying many
Rosaries and Chaplets of Divine Mercy.
c) SIDWALK COUNSELLING. Why not go through training to give “Sidewalk-counseling”
to those confused women who are walking into the Abortion clinic to abort their
baby. Of course prayer is the key; however a timely word of wisdom, an image, a
word of encouragement, a smile of
love--- all could help the confused woman to turn around and have the child!
d) EMERGENY PHONE LINE. Volunteer to receive phone-calls of the confused
woman who is pondering the abortion to give her the many other “Helps” that she
has to support her in her pregnancy and say “Yes” to life! Below are a series
of numbers to have at your fingertips: OPTION LIFE IF CARE/NET/HEARBEAT:
1-800-712-HELP (4357) NATIONAL LIFE CENTER: 1-800-848-LOVE (5683), OPTION LINE:
1- 800-712-HELP (4357). Post-abortion
syndrome (P.A.S.) RACHEL’S VINEYARD 1-877-HOPE-4-ME (467- 3463). NATIONAL
HELPLINE FOR ABORTION RECOVERY: 1-866-482 LIFE (5433) www. NationalHelpline.org.
These numbers can be invaluable help in time of need and emergency!
e) PARISH LEVEL. Approach your Pastor and ask him if you could set up a
Pro-life group in the Parish. Many things can be done on a Parish level. Here are a few: Holy Hours of Reparation,
Pro-life Masses, DVD’s and movies like “October Baby? And “Bella” to enhance
the awareness on a parochial level of the value of the baby in the womb. Having
the “Baby”bottle” project wherein the parishioners give their coins or dollars
to women who say “Yes” to life but are struggling economically>
f) EMERGENCY NUMBERS! Have emergency numbers to give to confused women to
call to help them in their plight.
10. PRAYER AND PENANCE. Jesus stated with utmost clarity that some
devils can be expelled only through prayer and penance. He Himself taught us in Person when He prayed
and fasted for 40 days and nights in the desert. Then Jesus defeated the devil who came at Him
with three different temptations. Behind the abortion industry is the devil;
Jesus calls the devil a liar and murderer from the beginning. Lies are
uttered! (Remember the euphemisms, # 4).
Worse yet, the devil is a murdered because abortion is truly murder and murder
of the most innocent and defenseless. Motivating the abortion industry is the
devil and also lust form money. It is a multi-billion dollar industry every
year in which close to 1.2 million babies are aborted (through surgical
abortion) every year in the United States.
Therefore we must pray and add to prayer concrete acts of penance. With respect to prayer, of course all
prayers said with purity of heart and good intention are pleasing to the Lord.
However, three could be of great value to repair the abominable crime and sin
of abortion as well as to prevent future abortions.
a) CHAPLET OF DIVINE MERCY. We invoke
the Body, BLOOD, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus to repair for our sins as
well as for the sins of the whole of world--- that of course includes abortion,
the shedding of the Blood of the Innocent ones!
b) HOLY MASS: OFERTORY, CONSECRATION, AND HOLY COMMUNION. Under the stars, moon, and heaven itself
there is no greater prayer than the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Included in
this is the Pro-life dimension. Why? Abortion is the innocent blood-shed of the
babies. Holy Mass is the offering of the Blood of the Innocent Lamb who takes
away the sins of the world. We offer Jesus begging mercy and pardon; we adore
Jesus who descends from heaven in the Consecration of the Host; we receive
Jesus in the moment of Holy Communion.
These three key moments in Mass can be offered in reparation and
prevention for the deluge of innocent blood that has been shed since the legalization
of abortion 40 years ago in the decision Roe vs. Wade. Calculations estimate in
between 52-53 surgical abortions!!!! However, we should never forget that one
drop of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus that He shed on Calvary and is renewed
perpetually in every Holy Mass is sufficient to repair for and save the whole
c) HAIL MARY AND ROSARY. Finally, the
prayer, so dear to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Hail Mary and the most
Holy Rosary, is obviously a “Pro-life” prayer.
Pay attention to these words in the Hail Mary which were pronounced by
Saint Elizabeth to Mary in the mystery of the Visitation: “Blessed are you among women and blessed is
the fruit of your womb, Jesus…”
This powerful prayer that
penetrates and consoles the most pure and Immaculate Heart of Mary lauds and
praises the “Yes” of Mary that resulted in the Incarnation and the presence of
the Unborn Baby Jesus in the womb of Mary. A beautiful practice for us to
undertake would be to beg that through the praying of the Hail Mary in the
context of the Rosary that 50 abortions would be repaired for as well as
prevented every time we pray this powerful Pro-life prayer. What God can do with His power Mary can do
with her prayer. God can never resist the prayers of Mary His Heavenly Mother.
In conclusion, we are people of life.
God calls us to believe in the value of life, love life, speak up and defend
life. May Jesus who is the WAY, TRUTH AND LIFE, and Mary who is the Mother of
God and Mother of He who gave us life and life in abundance help us to lift of
the Banner of life so as to one day enjoy forever and eve r eternal life!
|Mary, Mother of God, Our Mother, and Protector of all Mothers, Pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen|
Be sure to read the comapnion article to this one titled: "Pro Life - How Can We Defend the Defenseless"