The prevailing doctrinal chaos and confusion is not clarified by the 2nd Vatican Council; on the contrary, dissent takes inspiration from it and finds refuge in it.

The purpose of a Church Council is to declare the Faith in a way which can change over time only by increasing in depth and clarity. Vatican II did not do so, and thereby failed in its purpose.

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Editor’s note: Let’s not kid ourselves. It’s abundantly clear that Vatican II was and is a total disaster – very similar to the way the Supreme Court’s Row v Wade abortion decision was handed down, then swiftly and recklessly foisted upon an unsuspecting public. Both led to abortions on a massive scale: Abortions of faith and abortions of human lives.

Act in haste – repent at leisure!

Pope Paul VI’s idea of questioning if birth control is good or bad opened the door to questioning all Catholic doctrine and laid the groundwork for Roe v Wade.

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When Pope Paul VI later decided against birth control, bishops, priests, religious, theologians, teachers and Catholics went wild.

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Editor’s note: This is a wide ranging article wherein the author makes the case that trying to change Catholic doctrine to fit “modern man” only leads to death and doom.

Today, President Obama praised Roe v Wade as a great moment in history for women.

“We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children. Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”

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Editor’s note: You don’t need to be a racist to oppose shameless promoters of death, like Barack Obama, the abortion president.

Notice that the word “abortion” is nowhere to be found in his statement. Perhaps Barack Obama isn’t totally shameless, after all!

Lone pro-life Democratic Congressman speaks at Chicago March for Life

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, a socially conservative Democrat who was joined onstage by Republican House colleague Peter Roskam, asked the crowd how many were not alive when the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.

About a hundred hands shot up and cheers ensued.

“We know today that … science is with us, the truth is with us,” Lipinski said. “The pro-life movement continues to build, continues to grow — you are all a part of that. It is not just being against abortion; it is about embracing life.”

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Editor’s note: One positive note … this local rally has already received more media attention than the upcoming March in Washington, D.C. is likely to.

Three reasons Roe v. Wade will fall

The U.S. Supreme Court-imposed abortion-on-demand regime of Roe v. Wade will one day fall. Why?

Roe will buckle under the weight of reason. “As a matter of constitutional interpretation and judicial method, Roe borders on the indefensible,” notes Edward Lazarus, former clerk to Justice Harry Blackmun (author of Roe) and supporter of legalized abortion. The U.S. Constitution cannot plausibly or rationally be said to include a right to abortion that precludes states dealing with this issue. Even the Court itself, when narrowly upholding Roe in 1992 (in Planned Parenthood v. Casey), could appeal only to stare decisis (i.e., past decisions should be reaffirmed because they are past decisions) and to virtual nonsense about “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

Roe will buckle under the weight of democracy. The Court in Roe, without constitutional warrant, usurped the authority of the American people to determine abortion policy. This “exercise of raw judicial power,” as Justice Byron White put it, struck down the democratically-decided abortion laws of all 50 states and imposed a nationwide policy of abortion on demand whether the people like it or not. The radical extent of the Roe regime was not and has never been even remotely consistent with public opinion (polling on this question is often inaccurate, and ignorance of the extent of Roe is widespread). Roe has disenfranchised millions of Americans, fostering divisive cultural and political battles.

Finally, and most importantly, Roe will buckle under the weight of human rights. It decided that an entire class of innocent human beings must be excluded from legal protection and allowed to be killed for any reason. Roe, like Dred Scott v. Sandford before it, is profoundly unjust and contrary to the equal fundamental dignity and right to life of all members of the human family. And the consequences of the Court’s folly—55 million unborn human beings killed, many women (and men) hurt emotionally, psychologically, physically—have been nothing less than catastrophic.

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The basic lines of ‘pro-choice’ rhetoric were sketched out by Catholic theologians, at the residence of America’s most famous Catholic family, nine years before the Roe v. Wade decision.

The Catholic role in repealing the laws on contraception is only part of the story. As Phil Lawler reported in his book, Faithful Departed: The Collapse of Boston’s Catholic Culture, the scheme to legalize abortion took place not in a candle-lit basement where Satanists celebrated black masses, but at the home of America’s leading Catholic family, the Kennedys.

In 1964, Lawler wrote, leftist Catholic priests Robert DrinanCharles Curran and other theologians convened at Hyannis Port, Mass., with the brain trust behind the Senate campaign of Robert F. Kennedy.  They concocted the teaching that abortion could be justified if it were the “lesser of two evils” and that “a blanket prohibition might be more harmful to the common good”  because political leaders might  “impose their own private views on public policy. …The skillful operatives of the Kennedy family would round up the votes to end restrictions on abortion and eventually provide public subsidies. The Jesuit theologians would provide protective cover” and sabotage Catholic teaching in the universities. “Thus, the basic lines of ‘pro-choice’ rhetoric were sketched out by Catholic theologians, at the residence of America’s most famous Catholic family, nine years before the Roe v. Wade decision.”

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Justice Ginsburg talks legal technicalities while hundreds of thousands of babies continue to die

CHICAGO — One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could be expected to give a rousing defense of Roe v. Wade in reflecting on the landmark vote 40 years after it established a nationwide right to abortion.

Instead, Ginsburg told an audience Saturday at the University of Chicago Law School that while she supports a woman’s right to choose, she feels the ruling by her predecessors on the court was too sweeping and gave abortion opponents a symbol to target. Ever since, she said, the momentum has been on the other side, with anger over Roe fueling a state-by-state campaign that has placed more restrictions on abortion.

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Women Being Driven by Their Image of Men

Because of Roe – one court decision – abortions were somehow now acceptable. Any obstacles that stood in a woman’s way of getting her education or starting her career were fair game for destruction – even her children. Because after all, a women should be just like a man in every way. She could go to school like a man, have sex like a man, go to work like a man, and not have to carry children like a man.

Yet in this drive to be just like men in every single way, someone forgot that women are uniquely designed to give birth to the human race. We are women for a reason. We are nurturing for a reason – it’s simply a matter of design. Several recent editorials have voiced the view that women ought to realize their right to be mothers and the need for them to be just that.

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Abortions committed today will negatively affect our country and the world for generations to come.

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This year’s marking of the 40th anniversary Roe v. Wade included, naturally, much regret over the growing death toll caused by the scourge of abortion. The number is now over 55 million. That’s 55 million abortions of children who never became Americans.

That number, however, doesn’t begin to do justice to the total loss. 40 years of Roe v. Wade now equates to the loss of multiple generations of Americans, thus producing an even worse multiplier effect, one that must be considered in counting up the casualties. Think about it:

A huge number of those 55 million would have gone on to have their own children. Those aborted in 1973, would be 40 years old this year. Some of them would even have grandchildren.

In fact, just imagine—a conservative estimate—if those 55 million abortions had all been born, and, in turn, had each produced, on average, just one or two or three or four descendants. If that had happened, there would be another 100 to 200 million Americans right now.

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On Friday, there will be a new face leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Jeanne Monahan, the president of the March for Life, talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the road ahead 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

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Washington D.C. 2013 March for Life to Protest 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Thousands to March to Supreme Court on January 25

Washington, D.C. – On Friday, January 25 the March for Life Education and Defense Fund will host its annual Washington, D.C. event to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion.

Each year the March draws thousands of pro-life activists and supporters from around the country to rally at the National Mall and march to the steps of the Supreme Court.

More information at www.marchforlife.org.

While the marchers will mourn the loss of the event’s founder and longtime leader, Nellie Gray, the latest news such as a recent TIME Magazine cover story indicate that the pro-life position is winning at the state and local level. A majority of Americans now self-identify as pro-life—the ‘new normal’—and many of the thousands of supporters from around the country who will travel to Washington are young people.

“The March for Life is a demonstration of unity that we need
to continue the fight to win over
 the hearts and minds
of all Americans,” said Jeanne Monahan,
President of the March for 
Life Education and Defense Fund.
“We are energized by the increasingly pro-life youth who

are keenly aware that abortion is the human rights issue of today.”

WHO: Jeanne Monahan, President of the March for Life
Pro-life leaders
Elected officials
WHERE: National Mall – Washington, D.C.

WHEN: 12:00-1:30 P.M. Rally
followed immediately by March to Supreme Court

“This year‘s March will be a significant meeting place
where pro-life Members of Congress,
leaders, students and clergymen unite
to stand up for the unborn,” said Monahan.

For further information, please contact Jameson Cunningham
or Vanessa Oblinger with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs
at (703) 739-5920 or (800) 536-5920.

www.marchforlife.org

Norma McCorvey of Roe v. Wade: “Don’t Vote for Obama, He Kills Babies”

Below is the script for the TV ad:

“I’m Norma McCorvey, the former Jane Roe of the Roe vs. Wade decision that brought ‘legal’ child killing to America.

“I was persuaded by feminist attorneys to lie; to say that I was raped, and needed an abortion. It was all a lie.

“Since then, over 50 million babies have been murdered. I will take this burden to my grave.

“Please, don’t follow in my mistakes. DO NOT vote for Obama. Obama murders babies.”

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Peter Kreeft on what we know for sure about apples … and abortion!

I will try to prove the simple, common-sensical reasonableness of the pro-life case by a sort of Socratic logic. My conclusion is that Roe v. Wade must be overturned, and my fundamental reason for this is not only because of what abortion is but because we all know what abortion is.

This is obviously a controversial conclusion, and initially unacceptable to all pro-choicers. So, my starting point must be noncontroversial. It is this:

We know what an apple is. I will try to persuade you that if we know what an apple is, Roe v. Wade must be overthrown, and that if you want to defend Roe, you will probably want to deny that we know what an apple is.

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Mother of 12 regrets her early support for abortion “rights”

Thirty-nine years ago nine black-robed men handed feminists a triumph that would try our souls, and — I have come to believe — find them wanting.

On Jan. 22, 1973, when the Sisterhood is Powerful crowd rejoiced at their Roe v. Wade victory, I was with them, a Washington, D.C., radical feminist scholar/abortion rights advocate, much in demand as a spokeswoman by virtue of my motherhood. After all, who better to illustrate the righteous need for abortion than a young woman with a future, already encumbered by a 3-year-old in daycare?

Five years later in San Francisco, on the morning of my own abortion, I felt proud of our feminist legacy — and even a little righteous, as though exercising my “right to choose” was a sacrament.

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Pro-death camp’s “Conceived In Rape Tour” has a fatal flaw

As I have written about before, I was born to teenage parents in 1972, before Roe v. Wade. I don’t know what would have happened had abortion been legal in Ohio then, but the timeline is such that I’ve always counted my lucky stars to have been given a chance to be born.

Before I go further, I will allow that, as a rape survivor (yes, I must have won some lottery for interesting life experiences), the “Conceived in Rape” tour you write about creeps me out to some degree. At the same time, these people have lived their lives having to deal with the knowledge of their conception, and the knowledge that half their genetic material comes from a monster, so it seems unfair to pick on them.

But the “what if my mom had an abortion” applies to more people than those whose mothers were raped.  It applies to people born in the mixed up days before Roe v. Wade when abortion was legal in some places and not others. It applies to everyone who’s ever been adopted.  Of course, it really applies to EVERYONE, but some of us have more cause to dwell on it than others.

And I think the reason that we freak out the pro-choice movement so much is not that we’re woman-hating sex phobes. It’s that we fly in the face of the narrative about how awful life is for unwanted children. We give lie to the claim that a fetus is just a clump of tissue. We offer painfully real evidence of what happens if you don’t have an abortion. It’s very easy to say “but what about all the times that you have sex and don’t get pregnant?” Duh.  But once something has been done, it can’t simply be undone.  An aborted fetus had a heartbeat, and a brain, and, depending on the gestational age, tiny arms and legs and maybe even fingers and toes. It was human.

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Dr. Ron Paul Explains His Anti-Abortion Position

In the 1960s when abortion was still illegal, I witnessed, while visiting a surgical suite as an OB/GYN resident, the abortion of a fetus that weighed approximately two pounds.

It was placed in a bucket, crying and struggling to breathe, and the medical personnel pretended not to notice.

Soon the crying stopped. This harrowing event forced me to think more seriously about this important issue….

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You can say hateful morons represent the anti-abortion culture if we can say the murdering butcher in Philadelphia and the enablers and concealers of statutory rape represent the pro-choice culture.

Writer Harold O. Koenig covers a lot of ground in his recent article, discussing both sides of the abortion/birth control argument.

It’s well worth reading.

38th March for Life in Washington, DC: Spiritually energizing for Knights of the Van Nuys KofC Council and 400,000 others!


by John Costello, PGK

Huge numbers braved the cold of a Washington winter to celebrate life, save unborn children, and call for an end to Roe v. Wade.

For the third time I represented Knights of Columbus, Van Nuys Council 3148 and attended the 38th annual March for Life in Washington, DC, held on January 24, 2011.

The whole journey from start to finish was made spiritually energizing and joyful by over 500 priests, seminarians and over 300 thousand children, teenagers and 20-year olds

This year I attended MFL with over 200 people on a 14-hour bus ride, and 4 buses from the Diocese of Joliet, near Chicago.  Our pilgrimage was led by Bishop Joseph Siegel and Father Thomas Milota, Diocese of Joliet.   My bus had 30 teens from age 14 to 19.

On Sunday, our 200 marchers had a wonderful hot breakfast and by luck I sat next to Bishop Siegel.  I gave Bishop Siegel a flyer for our 8th LA March for Life and told him I am with the Knights of Columbus, Van Nuys Council.  Bishop Siegel then told me he is a 4th degree knight and is the current Illinois State Chaplain.  He is very warm and friendly.

After breakfast we walked to the Holocaust Museum and I was blessed to walk and talk again with the Bishop.  Then Sunday night we went to Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  It is the largest Catholic Church in North America.  Mass started at 6:30 pm and it took 45 minutes for the over 500 priests, seminarians, bishops and cardinals to walk in before mass started.  Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, was the Principal Celebrant and Homilist.

I was so spiritually energized and happy to see 500 priests and over 6 thousand youth and adults at this mass.   Cardinal DiNardo said, Pope John Paul said we should be a luminous conscience.”  …”to the young people here –be Pro-Life witnesses to your families and friends.”

On Monday, January 24, it was a cold 19 degrees as our group braved the cold and walked from Holiday Inn to the March for Life Rally and 38th March for Life.

Nellie Gray, Director of MFL for 38 years, led the 2-hour Rally and March. Fifty-two members of Congress and one Senator came to tell their concern for unborn and pledge their support to overturn Roe. V. Wade.  There were Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Jews, Lutherans, Anglicans.  Silent No More had a huge crowd. SNM’s founder, Georgette Forney said, “Take our experience…it’s not a good solution…we’re here to tell you the product is not good.”

Georgette’s comment reminded me of my favorite quote from brother knight John Riordan, PGK who once said, “Abortion is not a good thing…it’s an ugly thing.”

Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) was the first to speak. He stated, “America got a wake-up call last week with arrest of abortionist in Philadelphia who was charged with killing a woman and seven babies who were aborted, briefly survived then killed with scissors. They know the only thing the multibillion abortion industry produces is victims and women deserve better than abortion.”

Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) said, “We have 100 new freshman in Congress and 90 percent are Pro-Life.”

Bobby Schilling (R-IL): “We have 10 children.” Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) SAID: “The greatest civilizations have a moral code that respects life from beginning to end.” Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE): “You know abortion is not healthcare.” Steve Chabot:  (R-OH): “I am the  author of bill against  Partial-birth abortion.” Mike Spence (R-OH): “We are going to end Title X.  We will deny funding to Planned Parenthood.” Phil Roe, MD (R-TN): “I have delivered over five thousand babies.”

Pastor Luke Robinson from Quinn Chapel AME Church, Frederick, MD spoke loud, and with passion: “72 percent of pregnancies of 17 year-old girls in U.S. end in the killing of unborn babies.  Where is Jesse Jackson?  Where is Al Sharpton?  Where is the African American church.  We must stop the lie.  We have killed over 53 million children since Roe v. Wade. May this Congress have the guts to de-fund Planned Parenthood.”

After the Rally I walked with 400,000 marchers down Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court Building.  I met marchers from Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Florida,  New Orleans, New Jersey, New York and many other states.  Ninety percent of the 400 thousand were teenagers and 20 year-olds. I attended college football games at Rose Bowl with 100,000 fans.  This crowd was 3 to 4 times that size.

My take away memory for this 38th MFL, after talking with many marchers, is that we are all energized by the huge number of youth, over 500 priests, religious, clergy and seminarians.  Back in California, Nebraska and Illinois when you pray the rosary with 3 or 4 others in front of abortion clinics, you wonder if anyone cares about Pro-Life.  After attending this 38th MFL you know there are many Americans who are dedicated and who definitely do care.

During my stay in Washington, DC I was blessed to have a roommate, named Franklin, who is a third-year seminarian from Bolivia.   Thank you Nellie Gary, Bishop Siegel, Father Milota and all of our brother knights and family for being rescuers of unborn, innocent babies.

Please support our 2011 – 8th Los Angeles March for Life – Saturday, March 12, 2011 – at St. Cyril’s Church, Encino, California.

www.lamarchforlife.org

Abortion: An abomination that mocks 200 years of American history.

What women have is not a right but a license to rid them of any of their unborn off-spring.

It is a privilege that was granted to them by seven men, ultimately for the benefit of men and to the detriment of women.

You don’t believe me?

Just ask Hugh Hefner, one of the most consistent supporters of a woman’s right to choose, both financially and ideologically.

The next big push on our freedoms and out civilization of freedom is ObamaCare.  This virtual take-over of one sixth of our economy is designed to force Americans to buy a product that we might not want.

Like Brown if this does eventually pass Court muster, the government can force us to buy or maybe even sell anything they feel might not be good for the general welfare.

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How Roe v. Wade aborted America’s economy

As former Jack Kemp aide John D. Mueller quantifies in his groundbreaking new book, Redeeming Economics, the Court’s construction of an unrestricted right to abortion muffled American economic performance by profoundly disrupting marriage and fertility patterns.

Mueller likens the effects of Roe on baby boomers to the impact of World War II on their parents, only in reverse. Unlike the war, whose aftermath produced a boom in family life and child-packed neighborhoods –creating, per French writer R. L. Bruckberger, a “humane economy” that made America the envy of the West — Roe ushered in a marriage and baby bust that has sucked the life-blood out of the economy.

Read more at the Washington Examiner