Wednesday, December 06, 2006

God's love does...

“God’s love does not distinguish between the infant in the mother’s womb or the child or the youth or the adult or the older person. In each one God sees His image and likeness. Human life is a manifestation of God and His glory.”
~ Pope Benedict XVI ~

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

To stem this tide of abortion...

“To stem this tide of abortion will require a series of moral miracles. By definition a moral miracle is a visible effect produced by God which exceeds the native powers of the human will. We may be sure that Christ wants to work this miracle. When He rebuked the disciples, and told them to “let the little children come unto me,” He was speaking to all of us. He wants the children conceived to be born, to reach maturity, and glorify Him by their loving service. But Christ demands that we pray in faith and trust in His divine power to change hearts of stone into hearts of selfless love for the unborn.”
~ Fr. Hardon, S.J., The Pro-Life Movement and the Catholic Church ~

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

As believers, how can we fail...

"As believers, how can we fail to see that abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide are a terrible rejection of God's gift of life and love? And as believers, how can we fail to feel the duty to surround the sick and those in distress with the warmth of our affection and the support that will help them always to embrace life?"
~ Pope John Paul II ~

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The results of the 2006 election...

"The results of the 2006 elections make one thing perfectly clear...Our goal is never, and I do mean never, to serve the interests of politics or political parties, but only to serve the babies. We are not looking for an avenue that justifies the 'lesser of two evils.' We are looking for the chance to save every single preborn child without exception."
~ 2006 election: It's the babies, stupid, Commentary by Judie Brown, American Life League ~

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Abortion kills the body...

"Abortion kills the body of the victim and the soul of the killer, but not the soul of the victim. That soul will live forever in God's love, with that degree of happiness which God's love and mercy bestows. The crime of abortion is nearly always a chain sin. A cluster of persons share the guilt: abortionist, assistants, office staff, hospital management, advertisers and responsible politicians - and those who remained passive when they should have spoken or acted or prayed."
~ Contraception Versus Abortion: A Comparison and Some Implications, by Msgr. Vincent Foy, PhD. ~

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Any pro-life effort...

“Any 'pro-life' effort that temporizes on contraception will be ultimately futile. Legalized abortions in the United States are usually estimated at about 1.5 million a year. This figure, however, does not include early abortions caused by the intrauterine device and some so-called contraceptive pills. Such early abortions have been estimated at between 6.4 and 8.8 million each year in this country."
~ No Exception: A Pro-Life Imperative, by Charles E. Rice, p. 46 ~

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Conception is the beginning...

“Conception is the beginning of human life. From the time that an ovum is fertilized a new life begins that is neither that of the father nor of the mother. It is rather the life of a new human being with his own growth. It would never become human if it were not human already.”
~ Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Declaration on Procured Abortion, 1974 ~

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A Violent Attack is Made...

“A violent attack is made on developing life by abortion (with the result that there are 30 million to 40 million a year worldwide), and to facilitate abortion millions have been invested to develop abortifacient pills (RU-486). Millions more have been budgeted for making contraception less harmful to women, with the result that most chemical contraceptives on sale now act primarily against implantation, i.e., as abortifacients, without women knowing it. Who will be able to calculate the number of victims from this massacre?”
~ From a talk given April 4, 1991 by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) to Cardinals invited to Rome by Pope John Paul II (see “Doctinal Documents on Threats to Life Proposed,”, p. 756). Quote taken from an excerpt in Eternal Life, April 1992 ~

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

You are called to stand up for life...

"You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion."
~ Pope John Paul II, during his visit to New York, 1995 ~

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

We must not be surprised...

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars, of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other."
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta ~

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Abortion does something to someone...

Abortion does something to someone; it is not an "issue." While many would love to see agreement on the sop that abortion is a "political issue," it is no more a political matter than murdering your sister in the privacy of your home. In both cases, an innocent person is dead; that is murder, not a liberal versus conservative debate topic.
~ Judie Brown Weekly Column, August 17, 2006 ~

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

...each of us...

"...each of us should guide our decision-making on such issues by a fundamental respect for the dignity of every human person from the moment of conception to natural death. This is a non-negotiable principle. It is the foundation for both Catholic social teaching and of a just society. Respect for human dignity is the basis for the fundamental right to life."
~ Moral Principles for Catholic Voters - Catholic Bishops of Kansas, August 15, 2006 ~

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

How can we not recall...

"How can we not recall, in this regard, the aberrations that the so-called constitutional State has tolerated in so many countries? The law of God is univocal and categorical with respect to human life. God commands: 'You shall not kill' (Ex 20:13). No human lawgiver can therefore assert: it is permissible for you to kill, you have the right to kill, or you should kill. Tragically, in the history of our century, this has actually occurred when certain political forces have come to power, even by democratic means, and have passed laws contrary to the right to life of every human being, in the name of eugenic, ethnic or other reasons, as unfounded as they are mistaken. A no less serious phenomenon, also because it meets with widespread acquiescence or consensus in public opinion, is that of laws which fail to respect the right to life from the moment of conception. How can one morally accept laws that permit the killing of a human being not yet born, but already alive in the mother's womb?"
~ Pope John Paul II, Letter to Families, no. 21, 1994 ~

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

While the pro-life movement...

"While the pro-life movement in America is busily working to overturn Roe and take back the legal territory lost to surgical abortion, the killing industry is actually gaining a huge amount of ground in another direction: they are going cellular. That is, they know the days of surgical abortion are numbered and are now pushing backward to kill babies at the earliest dawning of human life, now not in the womb but before it even gets there...If we are too busy holding off the abortion demons at the front door we will fail to notice the chemical crooks sneaking through the back door to rob us of our precious patrimony: our conceived children."
~ Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, "He Who Denies Me Before Men", Catholic Exchange, 8/22/06 ~

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Since the mid-1940s...

"Since the mid-1940s we have been accustomed to look askance at Germans. They were protagonists of the Second World War and so responsible for fifty million deaths. We say, "How awful," and yet in our country we have, for the most part, allowed the party of death and the court system it has produced to eliminate, since 1973, upwards of forty million of our fellow citizens without allowing them to see the light of day. They have done their best to make ours a true culture of death. No doubt, we shall soon outstrip the Nazis in doing human beings to death."
~ Bishop Doran, Reaping the Whirlwind of Abortion, The Observer (Rockford Diocese), 8/10/06 ~

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

As far as abortion is concerned...

As far as abortion is concerned, it's part of the fifth, not the sixth, commandment: "Thou shalt not kill!" We have to presume this is obvious and always stress that the human person begins in the mother's womb and remains a human person until his or her last breath. The human person must always be respected as a human person.
~ Pope Benedict XVI, German Television Interview, 8/5/06 ~

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Utilitarianism is a civilization of production and of use...

Utilitarianism is a civilization of production and of use, a civilization of "things" and not of "persons", a civilization in which persons are used in the same way as things are used. In the context of a civilization of use, woman can become an object for man, children a hindrance to parents, the family an institution obstructing the freedom of its members. To be convinced that this is the case, one need only look at certain sexual education programmes introduced into the schools, often notwithstanding the disagreement and even the protests of many parents; or pro-abortion tendencies which vainly try to hide behind the so-called "right to choose" ("pro-choice") on the part of both spouses, and in particular on the part of the woman.
~ Pope John Paul II, Letter to Families, 1994 ~

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Now there are those who would patrol life...

Now there are those who would patrol life, not after it becomes a harvest but while it is seed in the granary. The new kind of vigilance would not wait until the fruit appeared on the tree, as did Hitler and others, but would stifle the blossoms and the buds. They would take up their watch at the borderline of love and life and say, "They shall not pass."
~ On Being Human, by Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, Ph.D., D.D. ~

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The promotion of the culture of life...

"The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies...If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory."
~ Pope John Paul II, February 14, 2001 ~

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

At the Origin of Every Human Being

" the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God."
~ Pope Benedict XVI in Valencia, Spain July 9, 2006 ~

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

God, the Lord of life...

"God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." [nefanda sunt crimina]
~ Vatican Council II, Church in the Modern World §51, edited by Austin Flannery, O.P. ~

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Once that living love is destroyed...

"Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows very easily."
~ Bl. Mother Teresa ~

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Abortion is the most selfish...

Abortion is the most selfish and abhorrent crime committed by man for two reasons: (1) its victims are so innocent and defenseless, and (2) the crime is so terribly brutal. What's more, there is no more callous denial of God's Being than abortion. In abortion, man sets himself up as God to decide who shall live and who shall die. But man deserves no such power, for the simple reason that man does not create himself. To think otherwise is to deny God His true Being as the Author of Life.
~ Fr. Paul Marx, The Apostle of Life, p. XV ~

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Is it all right for the government...

"Is it all right for the government to allow the murder of an innocent human being? The evidence I see tells me the unborn is a human being. From the moment of conception, a new life comes into being with a complete genetic blueprint. The sex is determined. The blood type is determined. The moment that I learned that the unborn was a human being, not part of the woman's body but its own individual human being, I have no choice but to defend the most vulnerable among us."
~ Kathy Ireland, Hannity and Colmes, Sept. 2002 ~

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

That is the dignity of America...

"That is the dignity of America, the reason she exists, the condition of her survival, yes, the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weak and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn."
~ Pope John Paul II, 1987 ~

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Whatever else abortion is...

"Whatever else abortion is, it is the tragic result of self-idolatry even to the murder of unborn children who are considered an obstacle to self-gratification. There is no possibility, without the outpouring of extraordinary grace from God, of converting, or reconverting, what I have come to call the New Pagans. The old pagans, as we used to call them, had and have a plurality of gods whom they worship. The new pagans are strictly monotheistic. They believe in only one god. That one god is the Self."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J. ~

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A person's a person...

"A person's a person, no matter how small."
~ Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who ~

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Human life must be respected...

"Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life."
~ Catechism of the Catholic Church 2270 ~

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

To have a right...

"To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it."
~ G.K Chesterton ~

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

We are knee-deep...

"We are knee-deep in a culture of death. ... Look, in this advanced democracy, in the year 2000, is it our crowning achievement that we have learned to treat people as things? Our moment in history is marked by a mortal conflict between a culture of life and a culture of death. God put us in the world to do noble things, to love and to cherish our fellow human beings, not to destroy them. Today we must choose sides." ("Today" could be any day...)
~ Congressman Henry Hyde, during his floor debate remarks pushing for a ban against Partial Birth Abortion in 2000 ~

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It is a poverty...

"It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish."
~ Blessed Mother Teresa ~

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

When the time comes...

When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I've often thought, as Fulton Sheen wrote, that it is a terrible moment of loneliness. You have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, "Spare him because he loved us," and God will look at you and say not, "Did you succeed?" but "Did you try?"
~ Henry Hyde ~

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

One thing is certain...

"One thing is certain: When the time has come, nothing which is man-made will subsist. One day, all human accomplishments will be reduced to a pile of ashes. But every single child to whom a woman has given birth will live forever, for he has been given an immortal soul made to God's image and likeness."
~ Alice von Hidebrand, The Privilege of Being a Women, p.33 ~

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The care of...

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government."
~ Thomas Jefferson ~

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

As a reporter...

"...As a reporter, I usually am able to understand why people with whom I disagree think and act the way they do; but I am at a loss to understand how an abortionist finds his daily vocation in deliberately, brutally ending a human life."
~ Nat Hentoff, Colombia Daily Tribune, 2/9/06 ~

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

When, as today...

"When, as today, there is a market in human organs, when fetuses are produced to make spare organs available, or to make progress in research and preventive medicine, many regard the human content of these practices as implicit. But the contempt for man that underlies it, when man is used and abused, leads - like it or not - to a descent into hell."
~ Pope Benedict XVI, while still Cardinal Ratzinger, Life News ~

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

If we are pro-life...

"If we are pro-life, we must recognize the need to take care of women who are faced with a difficult pregnancy. Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the pregnancy, we cannot protect the innocent child, unless we protect and care for the mother. We must help each mother to see the value of the gift that is a child, and nurture the mother for her own sake and for the sake of her child."
~ Governor Mike Rounds, South Dakota, statement on the Signing of House Bill 1215 ~

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Abortion kills twice...

"Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers."
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta ~

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Many years ago...

"Many years ago, my father was a Jewish physician in Braunau, Austria. On one particular day, two babies had been delivered by one of his colleagues. One was a fine healthy boy with a strong cry. His parents were extremely proud and happy. The other was a little girl, but her parents were extremely sad, for she was a Mongoloid (Down Syndrome) baby. I followed them both for almost 50 years. The girl grew up, living at home, and was finally destined to be the one who nursed her mother through a very long and lingering illness after a stroke. I do not remember her name. I do, however, remember the boy's name. He died in a bunker in Berlin. His name was Adolf Hitler."
~ Jerome Lejeune, should have received the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the Down Syndrome gene ~

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

The fall of...

"The fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century after Christ is only the best-known example of what happens to every contraceptive culture. It resorts to abortion and infanticide and ends up destroying itself as a society."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J., "Contraception Feeds Social Decline" ~

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

The answer to...

"The answer to a crisis pregnancy is to eliminate the crisis, not the child."
~ Frederica Mathewes-Green, "Marchers Don't Speak for Many Women," USA Today, 8 April 1992, 13-A. ~

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The Twentieth century...

"The Twentieth century is the most homicidal in the history of the human race. Its principal claim to this tragic title is the widespread legislation of abortion on a scale and with a violence unknown in all the ages of mankind."
~ Fr. John A. Hardon, Catechism of the Catholic Church: Magna Carta of the Pro-life Movement ~

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

America needs no...

"America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has shown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts ~ a child ~ as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”
~ Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta , “Notable and Quotable”, Wall Street Journal, 2/25/94 , p. A14 ~

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

When a parliament...

"When a parliament authorizes the termination of pregnancy, agreeing to the elimination of the unborn child, it commits a grave abuse against an innocent human being utterly unable to defend itself. Parliaments which approve and promulgate such laws must be aware that they are exceeding their proper competence and placing themselves in open conflict with God's law and the law of nature."
~ Pope John Paul II, Memory and Identity, p. 135 ~