“The esteem in which we hold unborn baby eagles is remarkable. The protection which the law affords them is noble and inspiring. If only unborn human babies had feathers. Perhaps we would not kill them.” — William Kevin Stoos
” … this term-“pro-choice”-is absolutely, positively meaningless when it’s used in isolation (as it normally is!). First and foremost, the quality of a choice is determined by the goodness or badness of the object chosen. When the choice, for example, is to lie or cheat or steal or fornicate or kill babies in the womb, then to be pro-choice is actually to be pro-evil, because the object being chosen is evil. The only time it’s acceptable to be “pro-choice,” is when the object of the choice happens to be good: the choice to love, the choice to forgive, the choice to respect human life from natural conception to natural death.” — Fr. Ray Suriani
“What struck me was that at the very time I am writing this, unborn children are having their lives snuffed out in the womb. And what struck me next was the general lack of urgency about the slaughter of the unborn among many of us who acknowledge the Church’s teaching. I include myself in this category: I could be doing much more than I am now. I haven’t been out to the abortuaries with other pro-lifers to say the rosary on Saturday morning in years. I give money to various pro-life organizations (and I could do more of that), but not a lot of time. … Has the death of those unborn children become a mere abstraction to me? Is that what it is to those who also in some way acknowledge the Church’s teaching, but nevertheless find some rationale for making it OK to support politicians who embrace that slaughter?” — Fr. Rob Johansen
“We cannot grow accustomed to the culture of death in our society any more than we could grow accustomed to racial discrimination in our society. We cannot wearily sigh and lament the evil of abortion. We must energetically and publicly oppose abortion. We must ardently pray and sacrifice for the conversion of our culture to a culture of life. Like John the Baptist, we must leap at the opportunity to point out the presence of Christ in the unborn, the sick, the elderly, the disabled, and all those who are vulnerable and subject to being marginalized.” — Denise Hunnell, author of Catholic Matriarch In My Domestic Church aka Catholic Mom, summarizing a sermon she heard on the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. Mother Teresa
“The extermination of millions of unborn children, in the name of the fight
against poverty, actually constitutes the destruction of the poorest of all human beings.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the World Day of Peace, 12/11/08
Our goal is to make it as safe, legal, and normal to protect the innocent from murder as it is now safe, legal and normal to kill them. Tina Mahar
“If the Unborn is not a human being, then no justification for abortion is necessary. However, if the unborn IS a human being, then no justification for abortion is adequate.” – Gregory Koukl
“In the spiritual battle to protect life, one must strive to be in the state of grace. This means entreating the Holy Sanctifier to purify us from being self-willed, self-centered and self-opinionated. It means beseeching the Holy Comforter to inspire us to find decisive ways to deliver the helpless children from abortion and rescue the targeted victims of euthanasia, giving us an appreciation and understanding of their suffering and humiliation. It means calling on the Sancte Spiritus to enlighten, enkindle and inflame us with His fire of love so we can undertake with courage and strength His battle plans to overcome all obstacles: ( i.e. Planned Parenthood, opposition, pro-abortionists); and contradictions: (false compassion, mercy killing). It means begging the Holy Ghost to give us the wisdom to guide others, to free them from fear of peers so they can stand up for the helpless; to free them from false bonding that keeps them from following Our Lady of Guadalupe in her victory march; free from unjust paralyzing laws that prevents them from defending their pre-born brothers and sisters, united with St. Joseph, our guardian angels and the mighty army of angels led by the Archangels, St. Michael (Defender), St. Gabriel (Messenger) and St. Raphael (Healer).”
– Fr. Jim Whalen
“Don’t force your beliefs on me!” — Unborn Baby
“Have no fear. The outcome of the battle for life is already decided, even though the struggle goes on against great odds and with much suffering.” ++ Pope John Paul II
“Choosing life may not be the easiest path, but it’s always the right path.” — Sarah Palin If abortion isn’t fundamentally different than other surgeries, like root canals and tonsillectomies, why are there so many post abortion support groups and hundreds of thousands of women getting psychological counselling and grief therapy related to their abortions? Do you know of any post-root canal counselling and support groups?”
— Randy Alcorn
“Abortion is our problem, and the problem of every human being. We are one human family. Nobody can be neutral on abortion. It involves the destruction of an entire group of human beings! Just as we cannot be indifferent to the killing of a new born baby, so we cannot be indifferent to the killing of a preborn baby. We all share the responsibility for people who are in danger. Injustice to any person in this world is injustice to every person!”
++ Fr. Frank Pavone
“Abortion is a murder in the womb… A child is a gift of God. If you do not want him, give him to me.” — Mother Theresa
“The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to
kill me? There is nothing between.” — Mother Theresa
“Let me tell you why I believe abortion is the crucial issue of our age. First, because abortion, too, is about living within the truth. The right to life is the foundation of every other human right. If that right is not inviolate, then no right can be guaranteed. Or to put it more bluntly: Homicide is homicide, no matter how small the victim.”
~ Most Reverend Charles Chaput,
Archbishop of Denver, CO, Living within the truth: Religious liberty and Catholic mission in the new order of the world, August 24, 2010
It is our job to change the hearts and minds of our fellow countrymen. It is our job to share what we know about the inestimable value of human life with everyone we meet. Most of the time our commitment will be seen in our everyday actions – the way we treat other people, the way we talk about children, the handicapped and the elderly. Sometimes we will be called upon to defend our beliefs in conversations, in emails, in the classroom. Renew your commitment to stop abortion. Go to an abortion clinic this week, maybe even yet today.” — Ann Scheidler
“The deep misunderstanding of human sexuality that pervades our culture laid the foundation not only for my own pro-choice views but for the abortion movement as a whole. My own conversion on the issue is illustrative of what must happen in our culture as a whole in order to turn the tide for life: If our society is ever to respect the unborn, we must first respect and fully understand the nature of the act that creates those unborn lives in the first place. As long as the connection between sexual activity and its life-giving potential is severed, the temptation to devalue human life will win out.” — Jennifer Fulwiler
“We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed, each of us is loved, each of us is necessary.” Pope Benedict XVI
“If we truly believe that abortion is the intentional execution of helpless children, we must also acknowledge that any politician who is pro-choice is not morally qualified to be dogcatcher.” —Mark Crutcher
“As the populations of the Western world age, we will see that the generation of parents that aborted their own children, will be euthanized by the children who survived… We need to raise the volume in announcing the Gospel of Life. It must not be a strident and hateful scream but a courageous proclamation of the Gospel of Life by witnesses whose lives are transformed by faith, love and a desire to serve.”- Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
“In the druidical religion of liberalism, not separating your recyclables is a sin, but abortion is just a medical procedure.”- Ann Coulter
“Joy is a net of love by which we can catch souls” Mother Theresa
“No one who looks realistically at our world today
could think that Christians can afford to go on with business as usual…. Each of us has a mission, each of us is called to change the world, to work for a culture of life, a culture forged by love and respect for the dignity of each human person.” ++ Pope Benedict XVI
To a great extent the level of any civilization is the level of its womanhood. When a man loves a woman, he has to become worthy of her. The higher her virtue, the more her character, the more devoted she is to truth, justice, goodness, the more a man has to aspire to be worthy of her. The history of civilization could actually be written in terms of the level of its women.—
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
“I would like to say a special word to women who have had an abortion. The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision. The wound in your heart may not yet have healed. Certainly what happened was and
remains terribly wrong. But do not give in to discouragement and do not lose hope. Try rather to understand what happened and face it honestly.
If you have not already done so, give yourselves over with humility and trust to repentance. The Father of mercies is ready to give you his forgiveness and his peace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. You will come to understand that nothing is definitely lost and you will also be able to ask forgiveness from your child, who is now living in the Lord.
With the friendly and expert help and advice of other people, and as a result of your own painful experience, you can be among the most eloquent defenders of everyone’s right to life. Through your commitment to life, whether by accepting the birth of other children or by welcoming and caring for those most in need of someone to be close to them, you will become promoters of a new way of looking at human life.”
— Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) 1995, #99
“We always must remember that when a difficult medical situation involves a pregnant woman, there are two patients in need of treatment and care; not merely one. The unborn child’s life is just as sacred as the mother’s life, and neither life can be preferred over the other. A woman is rightly called ‘mother’ upon the moment of conception and throughout her entire pregnancy is considered to be ‘with child.'”
~ Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, Statement of the Diocese of Phoenix Re: Situation at St. Joseph’s Hospital, May 14, 2010 ~
“I express my deep appreciation for all those social and pastoral initiatives aimed at combating the socio-economic and cultural mechanisms which lead to abortion, and openly concerned with defending life and promoting the reconciliation and healing of those harmed by the tragedy of abortion. Initiatives aimed at protecting the essential and primary values of life from its conception, and of the family based on indissoluble marriage between a man and a woman, help to respond to some of today’s most insidious and dangerous threats to the common good. Such initiatives represent, along with many other forms of commitment, essential elements in the building of the civilization of love”.
~ Pope Benedict XVI, Charity is Principal Strength and Guide of the Church, Fatima,
Portugal, May 13, 2010 ~
“I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” – Ronald Reagan
“Simple morality dictates that unless and until someone can prove the unborn human is not alive, we must give it the benefit of the doubt and assume it is (alive). And, thus, it should be entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” – Ronald Reagan 1982
Every life matters. Every life lived well, no matter how anonymous, has an impact for all eternity. Heaven is filled with “ordinary” people who became saints by living their daily responsibilities with extraordinary love and extraordinary devotion to Jesus Christ. Their example led others to God. And we can do the same.–Archbishop Chaput
“There is no single thing that converts more people to the pro-life position than the photos of what abortion looks like.” – Fr. Frank Pavone
“No human activity glorifies Satan and his minions more than abortion.”– Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
DAILY OFFERING PRAYER FOR LIFE God, our Father, I offer You my day.
I offer You my prayers, thoughts, words, actions, joys, and sufferings in union with Your Son Jesus.
I offer them for all the intentions of Jesus’ Heart. His Heart grieves over sins against life.
He suffers with and for the victims of abortion.
May I share His suffering and offer myself today, that hearts of stone may be converted.
I join my prayer with all those who are also offering themselves to You today. May our offerings build a culture of life.
Rev. James Kubicki, SJ
I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is “Abortion”, because it is a war against the child… A direct killing of the innocent child, “Murder” by the mother herself… And if we can accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love… And we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts… – Mother Teresa
We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred…If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other? – Mother Teresa
“We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We succeeded because the time was right and the news media cooperated. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the public favoured unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in law.” – Dr. Bernard Nathanson, Co-founder of National Assn. for Repeal of Abortion Laws, now called National Abortion Reproductive Rights Action League. Today, Dr. Nathanson is a pro-life author and activist.
To say a child is unwanted says nothing about the child, but it says much about the person who does not want his or her child… – Jean Staker Garton, co-founder and president of the national organization Lutherans for Life
“I was once pro-choice and the thing that changed my mind was, I read my husband’s biology books, medical books, and what I learned . . . At the moment of conception, a life starts. And this life has its own unique set of DNA, which contains a blueprint for the whole genetic make-up. The sex is determined. We know there is a life because it is growing and changing.” –Kathy Ireland, supermodel, appearing on the television show Politically Incorrect, 5/1/1998
“Abortion is genocide. It’s killing populations. It’s killing generations and certainly the population that is most impacted by abortion in America is the black community. So I feel
that as a civil rights leader I have responsibility to proclaim that black Americans are being exterminated by the genocidal acts of abortion.” — Dr. Alveda King
“There is a terrible sickness in a world that uses self importance to excuse the murder of a child.” — Youth Defence
“…we will stand up every time that human life is threatened. When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, we will stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to
destroy unborn life. When a child is described as a burden or is looked upon only as a means to satisfy an emotional need, we will stand up and insist that every child is a unique and unrepeatable gift of God, with the right to a loving and united family…” ~ Pope John Paul II, Homily at the Holy Mass at the Capital Mall, October 7, 1979 ~
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. ~
“…is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?”
~ Alice von Hildebrand, The Privilege of Being a Woman, p.24
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 ~
“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. ~
“Not all values are of equal weight. Some are more fundamental than others. …I wish to emphasize that no earthly value is more fundamental than human life itself. Human life is the condition for enjoying freedom and all other values. Consequently, if one must choose between protecting or serving lesser human values that depend upon life for their existence and life itself, human life must take precedence.” ~ the Late Cardinal Joseph Bernadin, Archbishop of Chicago
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr Seuss
“If wombs had windows, there would be no abortions.” Anon.
“My theory is that most pro-choice adults maintain their position because they
- had an abortion themselves
- love someone who has had an abortion
- helped a friend get an abortion
and to them, “killing” doesn’t define what they (or those they love) are capable of. Ergo, it must not be killing. (This was certainly my thinking when I was pro-abortion.)”
– Karen Edmisten