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.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Dr. Alveda King Remembers Sen. Edward Kennedy
ATLANTA,Aug. 28 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today reflected on the passing of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
"The Ted Kennedy I want to remember is the man who, before he embraced the pro-abortion cause, was like his dearly departed sister Eunice, who was pro- life. Senator Kennedy once compassionately and consistently fought for civil rights. In 1971, he wrote that every human being, wanted or unwanted, had the right to be born. He later changed his position and supported and even sponsored pro-abortion legislation. There were many tragedies in the Senator's life, but to me, one of the worst is that he stopped supporting the civil rights of those in the womb."
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, stated, "I recall the visit Dr. King and I made to the Senator's office last year, during which we quoted abortionists about decapitating children and asked if that was what the Senator meant by the word abortion. Sadly, we got no clear answer. We join in prayer for God's forgiveness for all who tolerate this violence."
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro- life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org.