The 2011 Pro-Life Corner
Church Bulletin Inserts
Compiled by Stephenson County Right to Life
PO Box 697, Freeport, Il 61032
Without life nothing else matters
Our best wishes and prayers go out to all our pro-life friends. Since 1989 we have been compiling these pro-life quotes and statistics in the hope of educating people on life issues. As we go into our 36th year of decriminalized abortion, we note a slight decrease in surgical abortions. That is giving us hope. Contrary to how some politicians vote, we also see a majority of people in our nation consider themselves to be pro-life. Now is not the time to slow down or sit back. Now is our opportunity to further educate people. With God’s mercy abortion can be a thing of the past. We must continue to fast and pray for an end to this holocaust.
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January 2- We are all complicit, every one of us, in the sin of abortion. Yesterday, 3,500 babies died, today, 3,500 babies will die and tomorrow 3,500 babies will die. We need to wake up every day and ask what more can I do? Not what can I do, but what more can I do to stop the killing?
January 9- We know that over 52 million babies have been brutally torn apart or burned alive in their mother’s womb as reported by the Center for Disease Control. What we don’t know are the countless millions also aborted in the privacy of “doctors” offices and not reported, plus the greater number of babies aborted by chemical abortions, for example, RU486 and the “pill”, most of which are abortifacients. Death stalks every child in the womb, up until the day of birth. The unborn baby’s only defense is you
January 16- Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI have stated numerous times that there is no greater work to be done than to defend innocent human life, and “woe to us if we fail”. Our future depends on it, the future of our nation depends on it, and the future of our souls could depend on it.
January 23- How can we honestly plead ignorance, when abortion has been the law of the land for 38 years? How can we plead ignorance when we are living in the age of information? Certainly if we were not aware of the gravity of abortion, we should know where to find the information, then pray and act upon it.
January 30- Is it right to make an extra effort to defend life during only one month while turning our backs for eleven long months on the little boys and girls who cannot defend themselves? How do you suppose God must feel? How sick and bizarre that animals, plants and mammals have more rights than baby humans.
February 6- Anyone caught brutalizing an animal the way a child is brutalized in an abortion, would certainly do jail time; yet this barbaric practice is considered “a right” or “a choice”. We have ceased to be a civilized nation. Pray and work to end abortion.
February 13- "Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide” and euthanasia. Ronald Reagan
February 20- Black women are 3 times more likely to have an abortion than white women. Most abortion mills are found in poor and/or minority neighborhoods. What does that tell you about one of the reasons for abortion? Perhaps it goes back to the Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger. Her goal was to eliminate all poor, black, Hispanic, and many other ethnic people thereby creating a “master race”. Abortion on demand is racist.
February 27- The blessing of one prayer affects an entire community, so also the evil of one sin affects an entire community. When a city, state, or country promotes abortion, they bring a judgment onto themselves. Abortion and euthanasia is bringing the worst judgment on America in our history.
March 6- God does not expect all of us to be rocket scientists or brain surgeons. As Mother Theresa said, all that is expected of us is to be faithful, leaving the results to God. The bottom line is, all you need to do is try. Imagine the blessings that God would bestow on us if we surrender to His will. Abortion and euthanasia is killing our nation; stop it before it kills you.
March 13- No matter how much one can recite the Bible, no matter if we tithe, no matter how often we pray, our faith is truly dead if we don’t put our faith into action. Once a mother enters an abortuary, that child is lost forever. Join in the culture of life today.
March 20- Abortion is the killing of a human person. Every single person aborted is a unique, full and equal human person in a different stage of their life; embryo, fetus, infant, toddler, teen, adult or senior citizen. At every stage it is human life and must be defended.
March 27- There are positively no exceptions that justify abortion. Abortion always ends the life of a human person; there is no truthful way to justify this homicidal act. While there may be tragic circumstances that lead to the conception, this does not change the genetic makeup or value of that individual person in the womb. Every child has a God given right to life.
April 3- Abortion is dangerous. The abortion industry is one of the least regulated medical fields and usually attracts the least qualified doctors. Women are often being taken from abortion killing centers in ambulances because of botched abortions and incompetent medical practices; many of them die. This fact is suppressed in the media.
April 10- Abortion is not just a political or moral issue. Politics and morals are involved but the issue of abortion is also a simple matter of right and wrong, guided by natural law. It is inherently wrong for one person to murder another person; therefore this inherent wrong also applies to decriminalized abortion.
April 17- What an irony it is that a society confronted with plastic bags filled with the remains of aborted babies should be more concerned about the problem of recycling the plastic. Decriminalized abortion has cheapened the value of God-given human life.
April 24- Abortion and euthanasia are the most unjust, inhumane, heinous state sponsored forms of capital punishment ever inflicted upon humanity. Ask yourself, what have I done today to stop these unjust acts?
May1- The five non-negotiables of the Church are: Abortion, Euthanasia, Human Cloning, Embryonic Stem Cell Research, and Same Sex unions. We must speak out against these injustices.
May 8- We contend relentlessly for the dignity of the human person, of every human person, created in the image and likeness of God, destined from eternity for eternity, every human person, no matter how weak or how strong, no matter how young or how old, no matter how productive or how burdensome, no matter how welcome or how inconvenient. All are wanted by God, and therefore to be respected, protected, and cherished by us. Fr. Richard John Neuhaus
May 15- Have you ever heard of a murderer who was executed, whose limbs were torn off while still alive? Of course not! This is barbaric! A decent society would never permit this. But this is done in an abortion! No mercy is shown the pre-born; in fact, abortion is the cruelest and most barbaric attack against humanity and it is committed over 3,500 times a day across this nation.
May 22- “The taking of innocent human life (by abortion) is so heinous, so horribly evil, and so absolutely opposite to the law of God that abortion must take precedence over every other issue.” Bishop James Timlin
May 29- When we consider that women were treated as property, it is now more degrading to women that they should treat their children as property, to be disposed of by abortion. What would the early feminists say today with women being used by men through abortion on demand? The woman’s rights movement has gone in the opposite direction of what it promised. Abortion enslaves women and liberates men.
June 5- Did you know: The number of abortions per year worldwide is now 42 million? Does that number even register to you? Imagine, then a state with the population of California, being destroyed each and every year. Abortion is destroying our future.
June 12- Some facts and figures to ponder: 52% of women who have abortions in the US are younger than 25. Teenagers have 20% of the abortions and now for a shocker-girls under 15 accounts for 1.2% of abortions. Under 15years of age? That constitutes child abuse and statutory rape. Are these crimes being reported by the abortion facility? The answer is no.
June 19- How can one claim that saving babies is a “single issue”, that there are more important causes to defend? What might they be? The economy, environment, the war, education, etc? What could ever take precedence over 3,500 lives being brutally snuffed out every day by abortion?
June 26- Here’s a shocking statistic- 68.7% of women who have abortions consider themselves Christians! What is happening in our churches that these women believe they can have an abortion and still consider themselves good Christians? If more churches would preach all of God’s word, women and men would choose life.
July 3- “The first priority, the fundamental priority of the common good is protecting and supporting human life for without life, there is no common good” Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli How can our Declaration state that all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when the state sponsors the killing of the unborn?
July 10- Let me tell you why I believe abortion is the crucial issue of our age. First, because abortion, too, is about living within the truth. The right to life is the foundation of every other human right. If that right is not inviolate, then no right can be guaranteed. Or to put it more bluntly: Homicide is homicide, no matter how small the victim."
Archbishop Charles Chaput
July 17-"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government." Thomas Jefferson What has happened to our nation that we can promote the destruction of over 52,000,000 unborn babies due to surgical abortion?
July 24- "Connected with our prayer must be the thoughtful and faithful reflection upon the Church’s teaching on the respect for all human life and the integrity of the family. In our homes, in our Catholic (and Christian) schools and universities, in parish study groups, and in everyday conversations and discussions with our neighbors, we are called to give an uncompromising witness to the Gospel of Life. Cardinal Raymond Burke
July 31- “We tried to avoid the women seeing the fetus. They always wanted to know the sex, but we lied and said it was too early to tell. It’s better for the women to think of the fetus as an it”. (Words of an abortion clinic worker) The lies go on.
August 7- “God’s love does not distinguish between the infant in the mother’s womb or the child or the youth or the adult or the older person. In each one God sees His image and likeness. Human life is a manifestation of God and His glory.” Pope Benedict XVI
August 14- “Even though our counselors see six week babies daily, with arms, legs, and eyes that are closed like newborn puppies, they lie to the women. How many women would have an abortion, if they were told the truth?” Carol Everett, former abortion clinic owner
August 21- Day after day, we have to each resolve to pray more, fast more, say more, do more, boycott more and witness more in our fight to save the unborn from abortion, and the sick and the elderly from euthanasia. With God’s help we will win this battle. Rejoice. We’re on His side.
August 28- "Instead of being a giant step forward for women’s rights, decriminalized abortion is the most destructive manifestation of discrimination against women today. The abortion mentality is sexism incarnate." — Nancyjo Mann, founder of Women Exploited By Abortion
September 4- Before we succumb to the ethic of researchers who brazenly create, manipulate and destroy embryonic human lives, the American public should reflect with awe on the miraculous process by which one-celled human embryos become doctors, teachers, firefighters, and members of Congress. Life must be protected at all stages.
September 11- “If you choose to destroy: the children born or unborn, you destroy love and the future; the sick or disabled, you destroy compassion; the elderly, you destroy wisdom, respect and the past. Can we really do without these? Have you never been young, sick or injured? Will you never be old in someone’s eyes? Therefore, do unto others as you wish to have done to you.” — Anne Bauer, M.D.
September 18- Planned Parenthood grossed over $1 BILLION in its last fiscal year… Why do they need $360,000,000 of our taxpayer dollars to conduct their filthy business? They don’t! This immoral funding should stop immediately.
September 25- Ex-abortionist Dr. Randall said: “They (the women who were going to have an abortion) are never allowed to look at the ultrasound because we knew that if they so much as heard the heart beat, they wouldn’t want to have an abortion”.
October 2- Stop for a moment and think seriously about the fact that 3,500 boys and girls, everyone of them lovingly created by God will be brutally killed each and every day of the year; not just in October, not just for a week, not just for a day, not just on Respect Life Sunday, not just during 40 Days for Life, but we must work every day to stop the killing.
October 9- “The real question today is not when human life begins, but, what is the value of human life? The abortionist who reassembles the arms and legs of a tiny baby to make sure all its parts have been torn from its mother’s body can hardly doubt whether it is a human being. The real question for him and for all of us is whether that tiny human life has a God-given right to be protected by the law— the same right we have.” -Ronald Reagan
October 16- "Abortion kills not only unborn children; it destroys constitutional order and the common good, which is assured only when the life of every human being is legally protected. Aggressively pro-abortion policies, legislation and executive orders will permanently alienate tens of millions of Americans, and would be seen by many as an attack on the free exercise of their religion.” And civil rights. Cardinal Francis George
October 23- A statement from ex-abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson,: "We fed the public a line of deceit, dishonesty, a fabrication of statistics and figures. We sensationalized the effects of illegal abortions, and fabricated polls which indicated that 85 percent of the public favored unrestricted abortion, when we knew it was only 5 percent. We unashamedly lied, and yet our statements were quoted [by the media] as though they had been written in law."
October 30- Kathy Ireland defended babies in the womb by saying: "I was once pro-choice and the thing that changed my mind was, I read biology books, medical books, and what I learned . . . At the moment of conception, a life starts. And this life has its own unique set of DNA, which contains a blueprint for the whole genetic makeup. The sex is determined. We know there’s a life because it’s growing and changing."
November 6- We are in a war to save the unborn babies. Often it seems we are losing one battle after another; should we surrender? Absolutely not! We are commanded to be the salt of the earth, and to put our light on the lamp stand, until God returns. We have to hold the ground because every life is important to God and to our nation’s future.
November 13- Under the law, if you are an accessory to a crime, you are guilty of the crime. If you vote for politicians who advocate, promote and prolong abortion, you are an accessory to the decriminalized murder of millions of innocent babies. It is no longer just a hired and heartless abortionist who kills, but our hands too. If we vote for pro-abortion candidates, the blood of innocent lives is on our hands, as well.
November 20- The National Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC is a shiny black wall that stretches 492 feet and lists the names of the 58,022 known Americans killed in that war. If such a wall listed the names of the 52,000,000 babies who were killed by abortion since 1973, the wall would be 83 miles long! The casualties of our wars put together are fewer than the casualties from abortion in a single year.
November 27- Medical research has shown that when an 8 week old human baby is pricked in the palm of his hand by a needle, he opens his mouth and pulls his hand away. There is also an increase in heart rate as a result. This shows that an 8 week old baby in utero can feel pain. Why do we allow this barbaric torture of human life by abortion?
December 4- “There is no difference between a first, second or third trimester abortion or infanticide. It’s all the same human being in different stages of development. I finally got to the point I couldn’t look at those little bodies anymore.” Dr. Arnold Halpern, ex-abortionist
December 11- The Alan Guttmacher Institute, which favors abortion on demand, indicates that "about 14,000 women have abortions each year because they became pregnant after rape or incest." At the same time, it indicates that in 1996, 1.37 million abortions took place. In other words, some 99% of all the abortions that occur have nothing to do with rape or incest, according to "pro-choice" sources.
December 18- Worldwide, over 42 million babies are killed each year. Our God is a merciful God but He is also a just God. The world says no to God’s gift of life over 42 million times a year. It’s no surprise that God is holding back His blessings to a murderous world.
December 25- "The mystery of the Incarnation reveals the specific value of the dignity of human life. God gave us this gift and sanctified it when the Son became man and was born of Mary. Life is a gift that must be protected, from conception until natural death. With all my heart I join people involved in various initiatives aimed at respecting life and promoting a new social awareness." Pope Benedict XVI. Choose the culture of life.