We are in January and this is the month when many March for Life. We have had legalized abortions since 1973.
Since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, an estimated 61,628,584 unborn babies have been killed in legal abortions, according to a new analysis by the National Right to Life Committee.
Estimates for the total casualties of World War II, Most suggest that some 60 million people died in World War II, including about 20 million soldiers and 40 million civilians. Many civilians died because of disease, starvation, massacres, bombing and deliberate genocide.
Roe v. Wade allows unborn babies to be aborted up to birth and strictly limits states’ rights to protect the unborn. The U.S. is only one of seven countries in the world that allows elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Yet, today, it is scientifically accepted that unborn babies are unique, living human beings from the moment of conception.
What is happening to our society to promote such atrocities?
Our women have been deceived! What our daughters are being told is that success is measured by the amount of money you make, how high you go up in the company, how expensive an automobile you drive, or how big a house you are able to afford. The pursuit of fame, power, prestige and of course a college degree are the things that really matter. The mothering of children and the dedication to the husband are completely absent in the secular education, unless it is a to degrade and demean it. Is there any wonder why we are aborting our babies and increasing our divorce rates!
If our young girls were to ignore all the stereotypes, both from the left and from the right and look only to Holy Scripture, how would she conduct her life? If they get degrees from universities but fail in life because they were not educated in Christian principles - is this success?
With virtually no one defending the beauty and dignity of being a wife and mother, there is little wonder our daughters are rushing headlong into lifestyles and careers that will not only destroy their chances of ever having a happy family, but is likely to cause them to lose their immortal soul.
We allow our children to be exposed to every kind of evil and danger, justified by saying, "You can not protect them from everything." However, when it comes to something good and holy, then all of a sudden we change our wordings to something like, "You can't force your opinion on someone else." or "You can't live your children's life, they have to decide these things for themselves." If we think this way, we will be leading our daughters toward worldly thinking and not Godly thinking. They may embrace a lifestyle that will lead them down a road on which heartache and suffering await them. We as parents, need to lead our young women toward being educated in the authentic traditional way of life, the way of life that the Church has encouraged for centuries through its interpretation of Holy Sacred Scripture.
I realize I started this article on the subject of abortion but this is one of the ways women choose abortion. I know that poverty is also a reason women choose abortion. But even poor women of every race can be taught the holiness of life and respect it from the beginning - realizing that there are eternal consequences for the destruction of life.
Suggestions could be of course to live holy lives -- Read daily Scripture with the family. Pray the daily Rosary. Encourage daughters to have families and be sure to tell them about the lie of an overpopulated world.
If your daughters have gone to college, as mine have, they WILL have been brainwashed. Be sure to encourage a practice of a holy life and remind them that this life is short and the next is eternal.
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Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 42 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!