January 22, 2009 is the 36th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the infamous court case that legalized abortion in the United States. Since that time, approximately 49.6 MILLION children have been “legally” murdered in their mother’s womb. This Supreme Court decision is responsible for the death of nearly 50 MILLION children in the United States. That fact should make you sick to your stomach. What is even more appalling is the fact that those of us who defend the right to life are constantly under attack for our views. We are perceived as being narrow minded and stifling a woman’s “right to choose”.
Take a look at the above photo of an 8 week old fetus. Despite what the media or anyone else may say, can anyone deny that it is a person? Right now, that 8 week old child or any other unborn child can be “legally” murdered in the United States. Does it make you angry that nearly 50 MILLION people like this one have been killed because of a unjust law? Are you concerned that we are about to inaugurate the most pro-abortion president in the history of the United States and that things may get worse? If so, what can you and I do to end this slaughter?
The first thing we can do is pray. The following prayer comes from Priests For Life (www.priestsforlife.org). Make a pledge to say it every day. It will take less than a minute, but that may be the most worthwhile minute you will spend during your day. Take a look at the following pictures on the Priests For Life website and try to decide whether these vulnerable children are worth one minute of your time.
Prayer to End Abortion
And for the lives of all my brothers and sisters.
I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion,
Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death
by the Resurrection of Your Son.
I am ready to do my part in ending abortion.
Today I commit myself
Never to be silent,
Never to be passive,
Never to be forgetful of the unborn.
I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement,
And never to stop defending life
Until all my brothers and sisters are protected,
And our nation once again becomes
A nation with liberty and justice
Not just for some, but for all,
Through Christ our Lord. Amen!