- More Government
- Prayer & Fasting
- Celebrate Abortion
- Celebrate Life
Other: I believe testimony can also be very powerful. If you have made the choice to take the life of your baby (or for men, supported someone in having an abortion), have recognized that this was sinful & wrong, experienced God’s healing grace, and now love life and desire it for all human beings (big or small), then sharing your story can help someone else who might be hurting or contemplating making the wrong choice.
It is never easy to admit our faults, but with God’s grace, a lot of good can come from being honest with ourselves, with others, and with God. Do not let your mistakes define who you are. Give it all to God and let Jesus heal you in the sacrament of Reconciliation!
Buy from companies that don’t advertise paying travel costs for “reproductive care” (which means killing babies). Instead buy local and/or find other suppliers.
I attended our Knights of Columbus meeting last night and we voted to donate funds to HeartBeat so that they can purchase a new ultrasound machine.
A big part of the problem is that, by the time a woman is pregnant in an unplanned way, we’re playing catch-up. We should still do this—the results and stories of the rescue ministries are very uplifting. We need to teach people, especially our young people, the true purpose and meaning of sex and the “why” of such teachings and do so in a way that reflects the beauty of the teachings. Too much of said teaching, and even in Catholic schools, is limited to the “what” and the “why” is limited to “it’ll be a huge inconvenience to get pregnant out of wedlock”. I’d like to see our teachers—especially parents—learn the lessons about the virtue of purity as discussed by Dietrich von Hildebrand and then pass those on.
I’m the father of five and the foregoing would have been incredibly valuable to me. Suffice it to say, I don’t advocate for what I’ve suggested because I was anything remotely close to a perfect practitioner, either as a father or as a man. Far, far, far, from it.
Banning abortion at six weeks in Texas led to a 60 percent drop in abortions. This is a huge leap forward and politically achievable.
I’m with Kevin on this one. It has to start much earlier than once a woman is pregnant. Much earlier! We need to work on teaching and modeling good virtues and morals. The past several years in pro-life - anti-life debate has shown preaching at anti-lifers does not work. So, just as we are called to evangelize our faith by living our lives according to God’s will, we should do the same for pro-life.
For example, how many times have you responded well to someone telling you over & over how to do something? I know I just shut down. In contrast, how well do you respond to someone modeling something for you? Again, for me, I tend to learn.
We need to change the culture of death, the culture of disposable items, the culture of “it’s all about me.” We need to show/model how life can be without all that. Most of all we need to approach this with mercy and a charitable heart. This will include access to resources associated with a new child.
Local parishes, communities and dioceses providing new new mothers or families (regardless of marriage status): employment/education opportunities, housing, (maybe?) stipends, and other things that seem like egregious acts of kindness would hopefully put a dent in it.
Abortion is really a war against the child and “all hands on deck” is called for. Catechesis for the young, actively pro-life for adults, firm and constant religious denunciation of abortion from the hierarchy and more leadership from the man that is supposed to be the world’s #1 defender of the unborn, but is definitely not, the Pope.
Our current Pontiff probably believes in over-population theory and is a Jesuit, which means he probably also believes in situational ethics. And if he does believe in both of these, then he could easily justify abortion to “save the human species” or “save the planet.”
However, traditionally, the Church has always taught that the ends do not justify the means.