Tuesday, June 28, 2005
If Roe v. Wade is Overturned
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Then abortion would only be illegal in 7 states immediately. Legislation in other states would have to follow, but that is a goal that we should want to support. The elimination of abortion is one of the greatest goals of the pro-life movement, and it rightfully should be the case because abortion is the single greatest holocaust in human history. Millions of lives have died, and we can only hope for an end to abortion.

"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 Teresa)

But, the end must occur through great prayer and action. We should continue to trust into our Eternal Father to "deliver us from evil". I urge everyone to find a way into stopping this crime of abortion through prayer and peace because it has destroyed numerous lives of children, mothers, and destroyed families.

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9 comment(s):

del_button June 28, 2005 at 6:46 PM
A Secular Franciscan said...

First - welcome to St. Blogs.
Second, yes, there is much to do to get red of abortion. On a positive note, there is within even the Democratic Party a pro-life movement. It's called Democrats for Life. They are meeting in Washington Wednesday (June 29), and they've slowly been making gains within the party.
Meanwhile, polls are showing people across the country are becoming more pro-life.
It's going to take a lot of work overall - but if we try, if we pray, we can do it. - Lee

del_button June 28, 2005 at 7:15 PM
Matthew said...

Thank you for adding me to St. Blogs.

And, I agree that it is good to see Democrats and other groups of people that are generally pro-choice that now are supporting pro-life ideals. There is a long road ahead, but I'm sure that God wouldn't want us to stop. As He said, we must pick up our cross and follow Him, and the end of abortion will be one great chapter in our human history.

Thank you for your comments

del_button June 29, 2005 at 6:02 PM
Nettie said...

Amen to that. Stopping abortion is not an unachievable goal.

del_button June 29, 2005 at 6:47 PM
Matthew said...

Well said.

Nettie, how did you find my blog?

del_button June 29, 2005 at 9:23 PM
auron said...

Abortion is bad from a religious standpoint, but even worse from a human standpoint. Having unprotected sex is one of the most irresponsible actions ive ever seen. By allowing abortion society is not only allowing but promoting irresponsible actions. People shouldnt kill people just so they can cover up their irresponsible actions

del_button June 29, 2005 at 10:22 PM
Matthew said...

Well said, Auron. In the words of Blessed Mother Teresa:


"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."

del_button July 16, 2005 at 8:00 PM
Raven said...

This is a tricky question, not one that can be overgeneralized.

Too many see Abortion as one all-encompassing word meaning simply the willfull and premeditated destruction of a developing human child, but unfortunantly it is not as cut and dried as this. There are many facets that must be given due consideration.

The problem with overturning Roe Vs. Wade in it's entirety and new federal laws regarding abortion enacted in it's place, where does the line get drawn for permissable abortion?

Most agree that abortion should be allowable only in circumstances of Rape, Incest or Medical Necessity whereby the life of both mother and infant are in immediate danger.

In the case of Immediate Medical Necessity, even if abortion were illegal, this would be an exception, for is it not better that one should live than both should die?

The jury seems to still be out in the case of Rape or Incest though, many claim it is not the childs fault that his father is a swine, but then what of the poor mother who must endure the pregnancy and knowing that she has given birth to what she could only regard as a demon? and the poor child who must endure a life as an orphan? and what happens when that child grows up and goes looking for his biological parents? must the poor woman re-live that trauma all over again?
In the case of Rape or Incest, would it not be more merciful to all to end the pregnancy before it begins?

In the case of Partial Birth abortion of a viable fetus, I very strongly disagree with and truely believe is murder plain and simple. Once a child is viable, it should be allowed to be born. Even in cases of Rape and Incest, if you haven't received an abortion before the child is viable you've missed your window. You had your chance. In a case of immediate medical necessity, the child should be delivered by C-section even if premature and every effort taken to save the child.

I will not at this time go into the social reprocussions of a society where abortion is available at will vs unavailable at all, but I am very much on the fence.

Morally, I see the wrong in abortion for the sake of birth control, yet I am old enough to remember when it WAS illegal in the US (Before Roe V. Wade) and the horrors endured by desperate teenagers. The wages of Sin are Death.

BUT

As the father of a 20 year old daughter, I know that no matter how well you teach them, no matter how hard you try to impart your moral beliefs upon them and no matter how much you love them and tell them they can come to you with anything, when a child get's pregnant out of wedlock, they cease to think clearly and often take desperate measures without ever consulting their parents.

I wold pray that should my daughter ever find herself in such a situation, she would come to us and if she felt she could not raise a child, she would allow us to adopt it, but if I ever received a phone call asking me to come pick up my daughter, I would hope that call comes from a nuse at a nice clean clinic than a coroner behind a dumpster in an alleyway.

God Bless

del_button July 16, 2005 at 10:08 PM
Matthew said...

Thanks for your opinions, and I'd like to comment on a specific statement.

"The jury seems to still be out in the case of Rape or Incest though, many claim it is not the childs fault that his father is a swine, but then what of the poor mother who must endure the pregnancy and knowing that she has given birth to what she could only regard as a demon? and the poor child who must endure a life as an orphan? and what happens when that child grows up and goes looking for his biological parents? must the poor woman re-live that trauma all over again? In the case of Rape or Incest, would it not be more merciful to all to end the pregnancy before it begins?"

I abhor the statement that if a woman was raped and forced to have the child see would look on the child as a demon. Would Christ hate one of His own children and condemn them to death for the fault of someone else? I think this is a horrible example, and with so many couples wanting children and being unable to have them, there should be no excuse to justify the murder of an innocent in this case. Why must two crimes be committed instead of one?

del_button July 17, 2005 at 11:25 AM
Raven said...

But unfortnuantly she would. The child would serve as a constant reminder to her of it's conception, something some women can never overcome, and in the post traumatic mindset I doubt that she would ever think of the child as hers, but rather his. There is strong doubt as to whether she would want the child, and even stronger doubt that she could ever love it.

Scenario:

An innocent woman walking to her car in the middle of the day is forced into her own car and raped.

She get's pregnant and is now carrying the child of the man that raped her.

She is not allowed to have an abortion so she must carry the child to term.

Is the woman now being victimized twice? When she looks upon the face of the child will she not see the face of her attacker?

Let's say she gives the child up for adoption, and the child grows up. What is to prevent this child from finding her as an adult and re-opeining those old wounds? Especially if the child looks as much like the attacker as most sons look like their fathers? Are you not vicimizing this innocent young woman a third time? Where does it end?

We talk of the protection of the innocent, yet where is the protection for the innocent woman who, through no falt of her own, is forced to endure a lifetime of trauma? And what of the child? How traumatic would it be to know he was given up because he was the product of a rape? No one knows who the father is, and the mother can't stand to look at him? What happens to his psychological mindset at that point?

This is all around a very tough choice, and a very delicate balance must be maintained between what is morally correct and what is socially correct. One cannot overcorrect in either direction without throwing the entire balance into chaos.

God Bless

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