Posts Tagged ‘women’
At First Things, Joe Carter writes (emphasis in original):
Those of us in the pro-life movement often claim that we live in a “culture of death.” But most of us don’t believe it. Not really. We may use the phrase as a rhetorical tool, but deep in our hearts we think that our family, friends, and neighbors wouldn’t knowingly kill another human being.
We convince ourselves that they simply don’t realize what they’re doing. If only they could see—and honestly look at—the ultrasound pictures of an unborn child. If only we could convince them that what they consider a “clump of cells” is a person. If only they knew it was a human life they were destroying. If they only knew, they wouldn’t—they couldn’t—continue to support abortion.
But they do know. And the abortions continue. Not because we live in a culture of death but because we live in a culture of me.
A scared mother stays the course…
Legislation targets pregnancy centers in Oregon. Info here.
Find out more about a young lady who has been doing wonderful work in Texas, and who has some words of encouragement and advice for those of us who are pro-life, in Jennifer Fulwiler’s interview with Elizabeth McClung. Click through from the above-linked post for the interview.
You’ve heard it. Pro-lifers get accused of being uncaring toward women, or heedless of babies after they are born, when the opposite is demonstrably true. (The Lazy Slander of the Pro-Life Cause, Public Discourse, January 17, 2011)
The authors also have info you can use to counter the claim that widespread availability of birth control reduces abortions.
From the Catholic News Agency:
Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 19, 2011 / 06:03 pm (CNA).- Mexican producer and actor Eduardo Verastegui has announced that his organization, Mantle of Guadalupe, is planning to build the largest pro-life women’s clinic in the United States.
Verastegui’s announcement came during the first-ever gala held by Mantle of Guadalupe and Catholic Charities of Los Angeles.
The gala took place Jan. 15 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills and brought together 300 noted guests, including Philip Rivers from the San Diego Chargers, Mexican actor Karyme Lozano, actor Sean Astin from “The Lord of the Rings,” violinist Roddy Chong and motivational speaker Nick Vujicic.
Vujicic also received an award for his courageous testimony in defense of human life.
hat tip: The Deacon’s Bench