"The next time you chat with someone who is pro-choice, remind that person that the decision to have an abortion is a very binary issue. Turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to this issue is not okay."
Coming home from a funeral today, we passed a Catholic Church which had hundreds of crosses in the lawn in front of the sanctuary. It was called the "Cemetery of the Innocent". What? This was not a legal cemetery. What is the deal? The deal is just this. All the innocent unborn who are killed by being ripped apart in their mother's womb need to have some kind of remembrance. And if not for the Catholic Church, many would be forgotten.
If this sounds like I am calling out the other churches on this issue for saying nothing - you win the prize. I am. The Catholic Church, which does have its share of Democrats as parishioners, is not a bit bashful in calling out abortion being nothing more that infanticide. Whoops - I am sorry - did that sound impolitic? Well tough toenails if it did. Abortion is murder - murder of the most innocent. And most churches (including mine) do a very good job in sitting on their hands on this issue. However, the Catholic Church does not.
Why is this such a big deal? To start with, in the United States in 2017, when birth control is handed out like candy, we have had almost 900,000 abortions so far this year. How many brave soldiers, airmen and sailors have we lost in war zones this year? Nowhere near the 900,000. We lost just south of 60,000 in all the years we were involved in Viet Nam, and that was terrible. But 900,000? Where is the outrage?
One of the things the Catholic Church has done, which has taken a lot of guts, is to deny senior government officials from taking communion if they land on the side of taking innocent life. And that tired, worn out excuse of, "It is not really a life yet, just a hunk of matter" does not fly well at all. In the eyes of many, especially the Catholic Church, life begins at conception. To end that life through abortion, is nothing short of murder.
A week from tonight, we will be going to attend a banquet for New Life Ministries. New Life does amazing work in counseling women who are pregnant and might consider an abortion to those who have had an abortion and are trying to reconcile what they have done. Of the charities we give to, this is one the most worthy.
The next time you chat with someone who is pro-choice, remind that person that the decision to have an abortion is a very binary issue. Turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to this issue is not okay. You are either okay with the killing of innocents or you are not. If more who are not okay with abortion would make their voices heard (like the Catholic Church does), we would end this crime against humanity in our lifetime.
Once again I will say this. And I will say it over and over again. Thank God for the Catholics!