Calling to mind one of the saddest days in the history of USA, Jan 23, 1973, when the Supreme Court legalized abortion, the killing of innocent babies, we present to you an article on what we can do to fight for the innocent unborn babies. They cannot speak; so, we should be the voice of those who cannot defend their own precious lives!
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!
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.
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
“Precious feet” 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!
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!
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).
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
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?
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”.
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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>
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.
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
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 world!
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!