Interesting answers to common pro-life “gotcha” questions.

There are several such questions with which to respond when asked why one does not support abortion in the case of a pregnancy resulting from rape.  For example, almost certainly the person urging a rape exception does not really believe in the exception.  As Adams also points out, “[i]n order for there to be an exception to a rule banning abortions, there has to be a rule banning abortions. That much is obvious. It is also obvious that pro-choicers do not merely want abortion to be available in cases of rape. They want it available in all cases.”

Thus, one should ask them: if I agree to the rape exception, would you then agree to ban abortion in all other cases?  Also point out that there are literally thousands of people alive today who were born as a result of a rape.  (A good idea would be to name a specific example.)  Ask if it would be acceptable to kill that person because of the circumstances of his or her conception.

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Have we as pro-life Catholics been wrong to invest the lion’s share of our time, talent and energy in the political battle against abortion?

This question is forced upon us by the dramatic change in our social, cultural and political landscape over the past ten years or so, which has pushed problems every bit as important as abortion to the fore, for example the problems posed by the widespread breakdown of marriage and the family, the regularization of same-sex attraction and same-sex marriage, the triumph of a legal positivism utterly divorced from the natural law, our social dependence on a pagan bureaucratic State, the growing antipathy to Christianity, and the rapid erosion of religious liberty.

What we have learned in recent years is that we are not, as we have long thought, on the verge of winning the battle for human life. Rather, we must recognize that our culture as a whole has slipped into such darkness and error that addressing the problem of the sanctity of human life politically has become effectively impossible.

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10 minute video on radical Islam puts things into perspective. Be sure to see it.

Allen West, retired Colonel and commander in Iraq gives a lucid, straight forward and important speech in Washington D.C. on Feb 19, 2010.

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Submitted by Nancy W.

On pro-Life sidewalk counseling

If someone came into your living room and grabbed your three-year-old and rushed out of the house, threw the child into his car and drove off, what would you do? Would you write a letter to the editor? Would you complain to your congressman? Would you demand better police protection in your neighborhood? No! You would rush out, jump into your car and pursue the kidnapper, and rescue your child. If you saw him take the child into a building, you would go into that building. No one could keep you out. You would go where the child is and try to save him.

‘That is what we do when we go to an abortion clinic. We believe in the full humanity of the unborn child so firmly that we put ourselves between the child and the abortionist. But we must be armed with knowledge and skill so that we will actually save the child. We have to save the child through our words, actions, a right attitude and prayer.”

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