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 ~