To the editor:
"To claim the right to abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia, and to recognize that right in law, means to attribute to human freedom a perverse and evil significance: That of an absolute power over others and against others. This is the death of true freedom." - John Paul II, "The Gospel of Life"
After reading the Pope's statement above one wonders if he had in mind the current administration in Washington, D.C. In its support of Planned Parenthood's murders the administration boldly delivers John 8:44:
"You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
In his support for Planned Parenthood's murders the President said on April 26, "No matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the opposition, there's one thing that the past few years have shown," Obama promised today. "That Planned Parenthood is not going anywhere. It's not going anywhere today. It's not going anywhere tomorrow."
Washington, D.C. certainly has the devil's disciples working overtime. The administration's friends boldly present their cases but no where does NARAL or Planned Parenthood mention the babies. What are they, just tissue?
"Kermit Gosnell has been found guilty and will get what he deserves," said NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue. "Now, let's make sure these women are vindicated by delivering what all women deserve [murder]: Access to the full range of health services [abortions] including safe, high-quality and legal abortion care." (My brackets.)
In a similarly counter-intuitive conclusion, Eric Ferrero, a spokesman for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said the case proved "we must reject misguided laws that would limit woman's options [abortions] and force them to seek treatment [murder] from criminals like Kermit Gosnell." (My brackets.)
What we have in all this is sin.
As Fr. Wade Menezes states:
"In reflecting upon the cosmic consequences of sin in particular, Fr. Menezes made the point that, when human beings fail to respect the natural law, understood as the moral ecology set by God deep within reality, then there can be consequences as disastrous as they are unforeseen - just as love, understood as fidelity to the natural law, has its own consequences as wondrous as they are unforeseen.
One wonders what consequences are in store for us?
Citizens Concerned with Human Life