On this anniversary of Roe VS Wade, let us pray for everyone in Washington DC and all over the world who are standing up for LIFE! Let us pause to pray for our innocent brothers and sisters who have been murdered in their own mother's wombs; sadly by their own mothers. Our Lord said, "Even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you. I have carved you in the palm of My hand." We have to beseech Our Lord on our knees! We need to make reparation for all of the sins of abortion and beg His mercy on all of us. What better day than today?
Below is a blog post from Fr. James who is based in Texas:
"There have been more babies killed by abortion since Roe v Wade than people killed in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and both Iraq wars combined. An average of 150 convicted murderers, proven guilty, are killed by the death penalty in Texas every year. 90,000 innocent babies are killed in Texas every year by abortion.
Since 1973 there have been over 49 million abortions in the U.S. alone. Consider the estimated populations of some of our major U.S. cities: New York – 8,143,197; Los Angeles – 3,844,829; Chicago – 2,842,518; and Houston – 2,016,582.
If we can kill an innocent child in the womb of a mother and that no longer shocks us as a nation, then we can justify anything such as unending wars, abuses in capital punishment, violence, and social injustices.
Abortion undermines civil order because it affirms that everyone is not equal under the law.
Let us remember the haunting words of Mother Theresa: "Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion”.
When legalized abortion has ended, we can move on to other pressing concerns."
Visit Fr. James's blog here.