Pro Life - Call to Repentance

posted Jan 25, 2012, 9:31 AM by St. Joseph Cheyenne   [ updated Jan 25, 2012, 9:34 AM ]
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court, in the Roe vs. Wade decision, made its worst mistake in history. By declaring that children in the womb are not "persons", it opened the door to tens of millions of abortions. The website of the Alan Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood, which is the single largest source of abortions in America), states, "From 1973 through 2002, more than 42 million legal abortions occurred." It also points out that "24% of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion," and that abortions after 21 weeks of pregnancy number somewhere around 18,000 per year in America. In 2002, there were 1.29 million abortions in our country. Indeed, as we mark another Roe vs. Wade commemoration, it is time for all of us to get involved in the efforts to end abortion. Many believers, as they learn more about the facts of abortion and Roe vs. Wade, think that our first spiritual duty in the face of abortion is to pray. But it is not. Our first duty is to repent. God does not simply prohibit us from committing abortion. He prohibits us from tolerating it. He calls us to become active in fighting it. Visit to learn what you can do. Human rights are not granted to the people by governments, but are naturally inherent to all people from conception to natural death. All we can do is simply recognize the basic fact of human rights and support it, but we should be ever ready to legally oppose any infringement on those rights.