Wednesday, January 31, 2007

That special power of loving babies...

"That special power of loving that belongs to a woman is seen most clearly when she becomes a mother. Motherhood is the gift of God to women. How grateful we must be to God for this wonderful gift that brings such joy to the whole world, women and men alike! Yet we can destroy this gift of motherhood, especially by the evil of abortion, but also by thinking that other things like jobs or positions are more important than loving, than giving oneself to others. No job, no plans, no possessions, no idea of "freedom" can take the place of love. So anything that destroys God's gift of motherhood destroys His most precious gift to women-- the ability to love as a woman."
~ Mother Theresa’s Letter to the Fourth World Conference on Women, Beijing, 1995 ~

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

I believe abortion...

"I believe abortion is destined for the scrap heap of history. Abortion is being held aloft by the hot air of a small well-heeled elite. It's on the artificial life support system of foundation money, politically correct elite opinion, special interests, media bias, and widespread ignorance of the facts...Legal abortion will never rest easy on this nation's conscience. It will continue to haunt the consciences of men and women everywhere."
~ Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey in a 1993 speech to the National Press Club ~

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I know this issue...

"I know this issue is very controversial. But unless and until it can be proven that an unborn child is not a human being, can we justify assuming without proof that it isn’t? No one has yet offered such proof; indeed, all the evidence is to the contrary. We should rise above bitterness and reproach, and if Americans could come together in a spirit of understanding and helping, then we could find positive solutions to the tragedy of abortion."
~ President Ronald Reagan, State of the Union Address - January 1984 ~

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

This is more than an issue...

"This is more than an issue, it is the sacredness of life that is at the heart of the gospel...To suggest that the truths of our faith should be determined with an eye on the collection plate is absurdly sad and borders on the blasphemous. To save just one child from such a fate as abortion is worth even parish bankruptcy. No one can serve God and money."
~ Fr. George H. Parker explaining his refusal of pro-abortion U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's $5000 donation to St. Joseph Catholic School in 1995 (This Rock, January 1997, p. 10) ~

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

For you deal here...

"For you deal here above all with human life, and human life is sacred; no one may dare make an attempt upon it. Respect for life, even with regard to the great problem of the birth rate, must find here in your Assembly its highest affirmation and its most rational defence. Your task is to ensure that there is enough bread on the tables of mankind, and not to encourage an artificial control of births, which would be irrational, in order to diminish the number of guests at the banquet of life."
~ Pope Paul VI to the UN General Assembly, October 4, 1965 ~