Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
The phrase "render unto Caesar" does not mean "Caesar Obama" has the authority to demand our money to pay for murder.
Abortion & Healthcare: Which Catholics Will Refuse to Pay Taxes? Will the Words of John Paul II Be Heeded? What Reactions Will Come from the Center - from the Fringes - If This Government Tries to Compel Us to Betray God, and Shed Innocent Blood?
The phrase "render unto Caesar" does not mean "Caesar Obama" has the authority to demand our money to pay for murder. Read John Paul II's words from Evangelium Vitae to see the truth. (See below.)
WASHINGTON,July 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following was released today by Randall Terry, Director, Operation Rescue Insurrecta Nex:
Press Conference Details---
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 PM
Where: National Press Club, Corner of 14th and F, Washington, DC
Who: Randall Terry, Director, Operation Rescue Insurrecta Nex Missy Smith, President, W.A.K.E.U.P. Ruby Nicdao, Chairman, Life Guard Dick Retta, President, Our Mother for Life DIana Roccograndi, Geometry Teacher and Engineer A leader from the "tea party movement" And more...
Why: Leaders will discuss the potential backlash if the government compels citizens to pay for the murder of the unborn.
"There are those who wish to paint us as terrorists because we dare to say that abortion is murder, and that we have a moral duty before God to resist murder, and to refuse to participate in the murder of our neighbor. They are fools. As the words of John Paul II make clear, civil disobedience against child-killing is our right, and at points, our duty.
"We will not flinch, nor stop discussing the horrifying future that could await us if this damnable government tries to compel us to kill the innocent."
Concerning Civil Disobedience to participating in abortion, John Paul II said:
Abortion and euthanasia are thus crimes which no human law can claim to legitimize. There is no obligation in conscience to obey such laws; instead there is a grave and clear obligation to oppose them by conscientious objection. From the very beginnings of the Church, the apostolic preaching reminded Christians of their duty to obey legitimately constituted public authorities (c
f. Rom 13:1-7; 1 Pet 2:13-14), but at the same time it firmly warned that "we must obey God rather than men"(Acts 5:29)...Evangelium Vitae 73
Christians, like all people of good will, are called upon under grave obligation of conscience not to cooperate formally in practices which, even if permitted by civil legislation, are contrary to God's law. Indeed, from the moral standpoint, it is never licit to cooperate formally in evil. Such cooperation occurs when an action, either by its very nature or by the form it takes in a concrete situation, can be defined as a direct participation in an act against innocent human life or a sharing in the immoral intention of the person committing it. This cooperation can never be justified either by invoking respect for the freedom of others or by appealing to the fact that civil law permits it or requires it. Evangelium Vitae, 74