Please listen to Father Broom's talk on this topic
presentation is a simple series of ideas that can be of great help in your
defense of the unborn child who is being aborted at a staggering pace of one
every 30 seconds in USA. We are all called to be “Pro-life”. We are all called
to defend the life of the most innocent and vulnerable. If you like, we must be
the voice of the little child—our little brother and friend—who cannot defend
Hopefully these points will be useful, practical, and powerful tools to
save many lives!
1. MOMENT LIFE BEGINS - at
conception/fertilization. Biology books in the past taught this.
2. LIFE IS PRECIOUS. It is a gift
that comes from God. He has the right to give life and to take it away. God is the author and origin of life, the
sustainer through Divine Providence and He has the right to take life when He
desires and knows best. Abortion is
playing God and pushing God aside.
3. OUR FOUNDING FATHERS AND PRO-LIFE.
All of us are familiar with the immortal words of the Constitution of the USA: “Every individual is
endowed with inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of
LANGUAGE Always in the Bible the child
is considered a precious gift from God.
In moments of trouble, crisis and even old age the child in the
womb is considered an extraordinary blessing. Hannah, Sarah, St. Anne (the
mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary), St. Elizabeth--- all of these were beyond the normal age of having a child, but they all had faith,
trusted in God and rejoiced. Consequently they brought forth saintly children!
5. SADDEST DAY IN USA HISTORY: JAN. 22nd, 1973. The Supreme Court decision “Roe vs. Wade” legalized abortion--- or
infanticide: killing innocent babies, from the earliest stages up to nine
6. LEGALITY AND MORALITY. Many people
confuse what is legal with what is moral. Not always true! Even though abortions are legal, they are by
no means moral. Slavery was LEGAL in the USA for many years but it was never Moral!
7. WHY IS IT WRONG? God gave to
Moses and to the whole world the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai. This is the
moral code that we must follow to get to heaven. The 5th Commandment is: “Thou
shalt not kill!” Jesus stated without stutter or stammer, “If you love me keep
my commandments…” Once again, “Not all those who say, 'Lord, Lord will enter
the kingdom of heaven, but those who do the will of my heavenly Father'." (Mt 7,
part of the Sermon on the Mount).
8. THE NUMBER OF ABORTIONS IS ASTOUNDING! Here are some statistics since
Roe vs. Wade in 1973….
a) FIFTY TWO TO FIFTY THREE MILLION surgical abortions have been perpetrated in 40
years. Abortion is the most common surgery done in
b) ANNUALLY. There are between 1.1 and 1.3
million surgical abortions every year in the USA.
c) DAILY. On a daily basis
approximately 4000 abortions occur!
d) LOS ANGELES (the city) about 180 every day and L.A. county double the
e) EVERY MINUTE in USA there are close to 3 abortions done!
f) EVERY TWENTY SECONDS a woman has an abortion done!
g) 25% to 33% OF BABIES ARE MURDERED IN THE WOMB.
i) DOWN’S SYNDROME In women who have
been diagnosed as having a downs-syndrome child, the number goes up to 90% or more.
9. REASONS WHY WOMEN HAVE AN ABORTION
a) TOO YOUNG to have a child…remember the Virgin Mary!
|Zachariah and Elizabeth admire their son, John as a young Mary looks on.|
b) TOO OLD and life might be at risk…. Remember St. Elizabeth and the other
holy women of the Bible!
c) ECONOMIC BURDEN. It will be too expensive and I will not be able to
provide for the child. The term often
used is, “I prefer quality of life!”
Remember Jesus and where He was born in the conditions of dire poverty!
d) FEAR! Teenage girls that get
pregnant are paralyzed with fear often about what their parents might say! How many times has Jesus exhorted us not to
be afraid but to trust. JESUS I TRUST IN
YOU. (Divine Mercy image).
e) SELFISHNESS. Many women/men do not want to have a child because they fear
the reality of sacrifice. Jesus stated
clearly the conditions of discipleship: “Whoever wants to be my follower must
renounce himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
f) LACK OF TRUST! The core of the problem is a lack of trust in God and in Divine
Providence. If God allows life to exist then God will provide!
g) SPEAK UP! Often we fail to speak up to defend the child. We must be the voice of the child who cannot
speak for himself; if not there will be the “Silent scream” of the baby in the
|Bad Advice Sends Us the Wrong Way!|
h) BAD ADVICE! Many women unfortunately opt for the
abortion--- not really because they want to kill the baby since women are
called to be mothers--- but for the simple reason that those who surround the
woman and speak to her give her the wrong advice! How many babies have been saved because
valiant “Pro-lifers” have lifted their voice in the defense of the unborn.
10. MODERN FORM OF BULLYING. The nature of a “bully” is that he takes
advantage of the weakness of the other. If he is small of stature, slight in
build, less bright in intellect, introverted by temperament, not inclined to
defend himself--- these are all qualities that a bully (like a human vulture)
descends upon like a prey! In a
parallel sense is the abortionist. The child is the most defenseless of human
persons and the woman aided by the abortionist bullies to the point of killing
the little one. We are all up in arms when we see bullies; should we not be even
more so with respect to bullying and “killing” the little babies????
11. THE DEVIL! He is often behind abortions! In the Bible the devil is given various names:
Satan, Lucifer, the ancient serpent, devil, demon, Beelzebub, Prince of this
world. St. Ignatius calls him the enemy of our human nature; Augustine, a chained
wild dog; St Peter calls him a roaring lion on the loose seeking to devour; St
Thomas calls him the Tempter. Abortion is 1st degree murder and often lies to convince women
A Liar and a Murderer from the Beginning
12. EUPHEMISMS! Sugar coating brutality. Proper use of language is key to communicate
well. The primary purpose of speech is to communicate the truth with love. How
often euphemisms are utilized to deceive women into having an abortion. Here
are just a few! “I am Pro-choice!” But
it is not a choice; it is a child! “I
am going to terminate my pregnancy!” Sounds innocuous (innocent) when in reality it
is to kill your baby. In Spanish the
titles outside the Abortion clinics read as such: “La clinica de la salud de la
mujer…” Translation in English: “Woman’s health center"! O really! Killing her baby is going to
improve her health????
|This is the Culture of Life!|
13. A MODERN IGNATIAN TWO STANDARDS. In the classic Spiritual Exercise of St
Ignatius given the title, “The Two Standards”,
St. Ignatius presents Jesus in direct contrast to Satan. Both are trying to
win followers to enlist and place themselves beneath their prospective
Standard. Blessed John Paul II in one of
his most renowned encyclicals, “The Gospel of Life” presents a modern “Two Standards” with this terminology:
“The Gospel of Life” in direct opposition to “The Culture of Death”. Let us
sign up now and enlist in the true Standard and stand firmly and with
determination under “The Gospel of Life”.
14. A NEW LIFE MURDERED WITHIN HOURS! The after-morning pill and oral
contraceptives. Our exposition of the problem of
abortion would be incomplete if we did not mention the reality of the “After-morning pill as well
as hormonal contraceptive pills. Given that our starting point is that life
comes from God and starts at the moment of conception it is a tragedy that many babies are
conceived and killed almost instantaneously with the use of hormonal
pills! These numbers are very hard to
calculate. However, this far exceeds the statistics given above!
15. PRAYER, PENANCE, AND MERCY. We have these three powerful weapons – let’s use them!
a) PRAYER. We must pray in reparation for the many abortions and prevention
of future abortions especially three prayers: the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the
most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and the Hail Mary and the Holy Rosary.
b) PENANCE. Jesus said that some devils are expelled only through prayer and
c) MERCY. Upon meeting some woman who has unfortunately been guilty of
abortion gently remind her of God’s infinite mercy. As St. Paul says, “Where
sin abounds the mercy of God abounds all the more.” Jesus said to St. Faustina
that the greatest sinners have the greatest right to God’s mercy and that the
greatest sinners can become the greatest of saints! Look to the Parable of the
Prodigal Son and to the merciful Father. The Father always has his arms open to
receive back the wayward and prodigal son. Also, look to Jesus hanging on the
cross. St. Augustine, contemplating the cross states: “Jesus has His head bent
to kiss us, His arms open to embrace us and His side open to receive us.” May
those who have committed the sin of abortion find forgiveness and refuge in the
merciful and loving Heart of Jesus the Savior!