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 19, 2019
The March for Life in Paris (France) is tomorrow January 20th
For 13 years, the annual Paris March for Life (marchpourlavie)
has gathered all those who seek to pressure legislators into passing
laws in favor of the unborn child. This year the march will take place
on January 20th. The political and legislative landscape will
unfortunately give more reasons to protest, especially against Senator
Laurence Rossignol's recent bill to eliminate conscientious objection
for health professionals. This year’s 13th March for Life will therefore
focus on the defense of conscientious objection.
Unfortunately, the attacks on life extend far beyond the French and
European borders. Thus, like France, many countries, faced with the
expansion of their legislation on abortion, are organizing Marches for
Life. The year 2018 revealed some battles that still have to be fought:
Argentina rejected abortion, while the Irish legalized it (it was still
illegal up until this year).
When we look at Mary, we need to meditate on her Yes at the Annunciation, a true Yes
to life, despite her fear and questions. How was this going to be done?
The angel Gabriel reassured Mary, calmed her heart and obtained her
consent by saying: "Do not be afraid!"
President of the Choisir la vie (Chose Life) Movement