This year our country marks forty years in the wasteland of the culture of death.
In the US alone, over 55 million babies have been victims of abortion since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973. Acknowledging that fact does not diminish the horrors of terrorist attacks, school killings and other evil massacres. Whenever these evil disasters occur, there is always the question of "Why"?
Mother Theresa may have given us the answer, when she spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, on February 3, 1994. She proclaimed, saying: "The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion[Abortion] is really a war against the child and if we accept that the mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?... Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love one another but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."
Congressman Henry J. Hyde, a dedicated defender of the Human Life, who delivered a speech during a debate to overturn President Clinton's veto of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, said the following "what kind of people have we become that this "procedure" is even a matter for discussion? Can't we draw the line at torture? And if we can't what has become of the US"?
Roe vs. Wade did not settle the abortion debate. It is the human rights issue of our day. The younger generation is on the Pro Life side. Many women are saying they regret their abortion.
There is no such thing as a perfect society. Yet we pray, give us the light of hope, and with confidence and persistence in prayer we see a world of peace and justice for all.
Pro Life Chairman
Knights of Columbus