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.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
over 1 billion babies were murdered through the crime of abortion.
An exhaustive report
published Wednesday by Global Life Campaign demonstrates that during
the last century in 100 countries, over 1 billion babies were murdered
through the crime of abortion. It is truly impossible to fathom: one
eighth of the world's population is missing.
for those supportive of population control this is welcome news.
Regardless of global impact upon societies and cultures, proponents of
the Culture of Death, with indiscriminate adherence to their agenda,
march onward blindly ignoring the social, cultural, spiritual and
economic consequences of the silent genocide. If this trend continues,
by the end of this century, not one country will be above replacement
level. This is, of course, the ultimate goal of the many in the UN and
its allies in the anti-life movement.
are already visible signs that witness the ever encroaching
demographic winter. Each year because of the anti-life mentality, which
includes high abortion rates, there are 500,000 fewer Japanese,
500,000 fewer Russians, and 1 million fewer Europeans. Because of
abortion and an anti-life mentality, whether imposed or self-inflicted,
Europeans are rapidly fading...the median age in Europe is 55 as
compared to Africa, where the median age is 20 - hence the aggressive
attack against Africans who love family and life, a potential threat to
so-called developed countries.
How do we transform culture, minds and hearts?
truth about the dignity of human life and natural family requires a
radical change of direction on political, cultural, legal and religious
levels. The overall well-being of individuals, communities and
societies depends on how we on each of these levels respect, defend and
uphold the dignity of life and family. This is what leads to the
authentic progress of nations and peoples.
the attitude toward religious witness in the public square has been
trivialized by many, relegating faith and its daily practice to a
private hobby. The reshaping of culture is not without discomfort or
inconvenience. The societal and cultural transformation required will
demand conviction, as well as courageous fervor, to stand up for our
religious convictions - no matter the cost - and let our voices be
heard, being neither content to remain silent or limit our convictions
to simple platitudes. The proponents of the Culture of Death have been
extremely successful because most Christians conveniently divorce their
life in Christ from everyday life, resulting in a failure of
integrity, and really, of faith. Thus we become indifferent toward or
silent about life and family issues - frightened of the demand life in
Christ will require. We should take heed of the challenge given by the
Second Vatican Council fathers:
Christians, as citizens of two cities,
to strive to discharge their earthly duties conscientiously and in
response to the Gospel spirit. They are mistaken who, knowing that we
have here no abiding city but seek one which is to come, think that
they may therefore shirk their earthly responsibilities. For they are
forgetting that by the faith itself they are more obliged than ever to
measure up to these duties, each according to his proper vocation. Nor,
on the contrary, are they any less wide of the mark who think that
religion consists in acts of worship alone and in the discharge of
certain moral obligations, and who imagine they can plunge themselves
into earthly affairs in such a way as to imply that these are
altogether divorced from the religious life. This split between the
faith which many profess and their daily lives deserves to be counted
among the more serious errors of our age. . . . The Christian who
neglects his temporal duties, neglects his duties toward his neighbor
and even God, and jeopardizes his eternal salvation.(Gaudium et Spes, n. 43).
provides the background for the report: "The Abortion Worldwide Report
is the first to systematically track reported abortions in 100
nations, territories and regions, from as early as 1920 through 2015.
The Report contains 4,915 country years of data, major findings, country
abortion graphs showing the impact of authorization, world maps, and a
policy table for 196 nations. The principal authors are Wm. Robert
Johnston, Ph.D., and Thomas W. Jacobson, M.A., who compiled the data and
information in the Report over the last 32 and 14 years respectively."
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