AMERICA/CANADA - National March for Life, May 14: "supporting healthy families founded on marriage, we build a society that is better prepared to welcome, respect and value unborn human life"
Ottawa (Agenzia Fides) – The Catholic Organization for Life and Family has issued a statement on the occasion of the National March for Life which will be held on May 14 in Ottawa. The Message is entitled "40 Years of Abortion: Urgent Time for a Public Debate" and recalls the fact that in these 40 years since abortion was decriminalized in Canada, and over the more than 20 years since the Supreme Court of Canada created a juridical void that makes abortion possible through all nine months of pregnancy, "what arguments have not yet been made to show the evil and illogic of destroying the most innocent and vulnerable of human beings, our future citizens?"
In the Message, the authors ask how long this situation will last, given that "the arguments used to defend it have been disproved by scientific evidence," and moreover, "unlimited abortion has not gathered the support of a majority of Canadians." And yet, it continues to persist on account of "public indifference and silence."
Thus, the members of the organization are calling on all faithful to participate in the National March for Life that will take place in Ottawa on May 14. And, to those who cannot make it to Ottawa, they invite them to participate in one of the many Marches for Life which will be held in various cities throughout the country.
The Message concludes by recalling that "building a culture of life can never be separated from efforts to cultivate a civilization of love. Therefore, there is also today a great need in our society for a new recognition of the value and importance of the natural institutions of marriage and the family." This is why "in supporting healthy families founded on marriage, we build a society that is better prepared to welcome, respect and value unborn human life."
(RG) (Agenzia Fides 13/5/2009)
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