Witness for Life
Fr. Fidelis Moscinski C.F.R was arrested by the police in the District of Columbia on May 30, for refusing to leave an abortion clinic while trying to peacefully helping mothers to consider alternatives to abortion and handing out roses.
He received a citation and was released. Two others that were arrested were released without any charges.
Photograph provided by the American Life League via Flickr (Creative Commons – BY NC 2.0) @cfr_franciscans
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“One month past my 19th birthday, I found out I was pregnant. I was not ready to have a baby. I was not ready emotionally or financially…My boyfriend immediately said I needed to get an abortion.
I walked into the [abortion] clinic feeling desperate and terrified. When I sat down with the worker, I was not given the options I was expecting. I was given plenty of information on abortion, but I wanted to know more. I was told to check the internet for resources on adoption and parenting.
They didn’t help with those options.
I was on my own if I wanted to choose life. I was given choices, yes, but they consisted of a pill, or a knife. I walked out feeling more afraid and alone than I did walking in.
I heard that small voice pushing me to research more. The appointment left me with unanswered questions. I looked into what abortion would really mean for my baby and I looked deeper into Planned Parenthood.
A couple hours later I was laying on the couch sobbing. I was so sad for almost ending my baby’s life, and I was terrified about what this would mean for my future.
That’s when I promised my baby I would protect her. My daughter is now four. While I can’t say life has been a breeze, I can say she saved me. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without her.”
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“It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.” -Mother Teresa 👶🏼🙏🏼❤️
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A “Hand of Hope” and the earliest human interaction ever recorded!
This photograph shows a 21-week-old unborn fetus reaching out towards the surgeon during an in-the-womb surgery.
The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. The operation should have been performed while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. The uterus is then restored back inside.
As the surgeon completed the surgery, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed, hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger, as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.
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Our good friend @lilaroseofficial joined @tuckercarlsontonight on Fox News to discuss Planned Parenthood’s plan to expand abortions, pushing for abortions, for any reason, through all nine months of pregnancy — at the expense of taxpayers. Click the link in our bio to watch the full interview.
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“America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has shown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts – a child – as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has nominally accorded mothers unfettered dominion over the independent lives of their physically dependent sons and daughters. And in granting this unconscionable power, it has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign.”
—St. Mother Teresa
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This was the cover of LIFE magazine in 1965, 8 years before Roe: “The Drama of Life Before Birth.”
The “classic” arguments from the other side are collapsing under the weight of science. “No one knows when life begins” and “It’s a blob of tissue” are frankly on the wane, especially in the context of surgical abortion, which is how the vast majority of abortions are done today.
The zygote is composed of human DNA and other human molecules, so its nature is undeniably human and not some other species.
The new human zygote has a genetic composition that is absolutely unique from itself, different from any other human that has ever existed, including that of its mother (thus disproving the claim that what is involved in abortion is merely “a woman and her body”).
This DNA includes a complete “design,” guiding not only early development but even hereditary attributes that will appear in childhood and adulthood, from hair and eye color to personality traits.
It is also quite clear that the earliest human embryo is biologically alive. It fulfills the four criteria needed to establish biological life: metabolism, growth, reaction to stimuli, and reproduction.
The cardiovascular system is the first major system to function. At about 22 days after conception the child’s heart begins to circulate his own blood, unique to that of his mother’s, and his heartbeat can be detected on ultrasound.
Electrical brain activity can be detected at six or seven weeks, and by the end of the eighth week, the child, now known scientifically as a “fetus,” has developed all of his organs and bodily structures.
By ten weeks after conception the child can make bodily movements.
Today, parents can see the development of their children with their own eyes. The obstetric ultra-sound done typically at 20 weeks gestation provides not only pictures but a real-time video of the active life of the child in the womb: clasping his hands, sucking his thumb, yawning, stretching, getting the hiccups, covering his ears to a loud sound nearby– even smiling.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the #prolife marches across the country. Thank you for standing up for our unborn brothers and sisters!
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Over half a million people in Washington, D.C., stood for the dignity and value of every human life. The @marchforlife is the world’s largest pro-life event, and this year marks 45 years since the Roe v. Wade decision.
“A Christian can never conform to a law which is in itself immoral, and such is the case of a law which would admit in principle the liceity of abortion. Nor can a Christian take part in a propaganda campaign in favor of such a law or vote for it … On the contrary, it is the task of law to pursue reform of society and conditions of life in all its milieux, starting with the most deprived, so that always and everywhere it may be possible to give every child coming into this world a welcome worthy of a person.”
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Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of unborn children, we implore your intercession for every child at risk of abortion. Help expectant parents to welcome from God the priceless gift of their child’s life.
Console parents who have lost that gift through abortion, and lead them to forgiveness and healing through the Divine Mercy of your Son.
Teach us to cherish and to care for family and friends until God calls them home. Help us never to see others as burdens.
Guide our public officials to defend each and every human life through just laws. Inspire us all to bring our faith into public life, to speak for those who have no voice.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, who is Love and Mercy itself.
—2010 Respect Life Liturgy Guide, @usccb Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities.
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