Posts Tagged ‘Roe v. Wade’

A Texas-Sized Triumph for Life

On July 1, 2013 a spiritual battle began the likes of which had not been witnessed in Texas. The nation saw the true face of the Culture of Death in many ways when it came to the passage of House Bill 2 (HB 2). With chants of “Hail Satan” and “F— the Church” from pro-abortion activists, people began to observe the real connection between abortion and Satan.

But why was the rhetoric so much...

On Legislating Morality

Words should have an agreed upon meaning. No one should be without a dictionary. Yet, in common practice, some words are far more often misused than properly used. “Disinterested” (impartial), “gorgeous” (multi-colored), “plethora” (excessive fullness), “decimate” (reduced by 1/10) are almost never used correctly. People use the word “oxymoron” with an air of highbrow satisfaction not realizing that it does not refer to a contradiction. Nonetheless, not much harm is done when these...

On the Dignity of Human Life

“It is not only that in generalized opinion these attacks tend no longer to be considered as “crimes”, paradoxically they assume the nature of “rights”, to the point that the State is called upon to give them legal recognition and to make them available through the free services of health care personnel. Such attacks strike human life at the time of its greatest frailty, when it lacks any means of self-defence. Even...

They Know the Unborn Life is a Baby, They Just Don’t Care

In his argument for the acquittal of the infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell, attorney Jack McMahon kept slipping up and referring to the victims as infants. There was no question that the babies killed in Gosnell’s facility were human babies, and no question that they had been killed during the abortion procedure; all the attorney could argue was that the prosecution couldn’t prove absolutely when the babies died. Cries and movement witnessed by the...

The Fall of the Inter American Court of Human Rights

In 1973, abortion activists in the United States discovered that it is easier to change the constitution by securing sympathetic justices on the Supreme Court instead of using the means intended by the nation’s founders, the Constitutional Amendment process. The strategy is simple: once you have a majority of justices sympathetic to your cause, find victims whose story has the necessary elements, reach out to friends in the media, and proceed to bring a...

Forgiveness and the Gospel of Life

Not seven, I tell you, but seventy times seven(Matthew 18:22).

These words come from the Lord in response to the question: “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” On the third Tuesday of Lent, the Church will hear this passage from the Gospel of Matthew and its challenging message of unlimited forgiveness.

Undoubtedly, one of Christ’s most difficult teachings is the need to...

Together We Are Divided

President Barack Obama, in his Second Inaugural Address, could not have placed greater emphasis on the importance of America’s founding principles. He began by alluding to the “enduring strength of our Constitution” and proceeded to affirm the opening words of the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are...

A Reflection on the Dissenters of Roe and Doe

Alongside what one commentator has called the vandalism of the U.S. Constitution that occurred in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton came two clear-minded, accessible dissents that cut to the core of the multiplicity of errors issued forth from the Court 40 years ago this past Tuesday.

Justice William Rehnquist, who would go on to become the Chief Justice, and Justice Byron White, the two “no” votes in both cases, each handled one...