Pro-Life Activism: It saves lives!

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40 Days for Life is a 40 day prayer campaign that has three main tenets: prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a prayerful, peaceful vigil on the sidewalks outside abortion clinics. The latest campaign kicked off on Ash Wednesday and over 250 babies have been spared from abortion!

While I strongly advocate exhausting all legislative options when it comes to ending abortion, such as personhood amendments and defunding Planned Parenthood, I believe that abortion will end through the grass root efforts of each citizen, united and active, in proclaiming that every child has dignity endowed by His Creator and an unalienable right to life.

We must take take an active role in ending abortion. Quiet, contemplative prayer is an important component to be sure but God wants us to ACT! In today’s daily reading at Mass, Jesus told the paralytic to “Rise, take up your mat, and walk!” He didn’t say pray harder to be healed or let me carry you to the water he said “RISE!”

We must take to the streets just as they did during the civil rights movement. As the indefatigable Fr. Frank Pavone has said:

The Civil Rights movement and the Pro-Life movement have the same heart and soul: a longing for equal justice for everyone, based on the inherent dignity of every human life. That’s why, when Dr. Alveda King first walked with me at the annual March for Life and I asked her, “Does this remind you of the marches in the civil rights movement?” she declared, “Fr. Frank, this is the civil rights movement!” Both movements are movements of freedom.

So, let us begin.

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takkat | @kberbel
"She could never be a saint, but she thought she could be a martyr if they killed her quick." ~Flannery O'Connor

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nessa
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April 5, 2011 9:22 pm

You post some powerful dispatches Takkat, thank you! This struck me…

“Rise, take up your mat, and walk!” He didn’t say pray harder to be healed or let me carry you to the water he said “RISE!”

All our political issues can be solved with the same advice, Rise! and DO what needs to be done. Taking back our Party, fixing education in your own school district, poll watching, Rise away from your computer screen and start fixing the problems!

redneck hippie
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April 5, 2011 9:39 pm

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you are doing, takkat, and when you are free, please keep those dispatches coming, too!

Queen Hotchibobo
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April 5, 2011 9:45 pm

Wonderful dispatch. Thank you. And you are correct. Abortion is the freedom issue of our time. Are we endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights or not? There is no question whether or not a child in the womb is a person or not. Of course it is. A woman’s fingers are part of her body, but a baby is merely residing there for a time. Now we have to determine if it has done something deserving of the death penalty by residing there or not. I know there are many in our society today who believe it has,… Read more »

JadedByPolitics
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April 6, 2011 5:26 am

I am on a couple of email lists of prolife organizations and their emails are uplifting, sad but totally uplifting. I told my boss that while some of us came to prolife later in life the prolife movement have been working all along for 40 years, they have not sat on the sidelines and just let babies die at the bequest of the federal government, NO, they have shown up and went to legislatures and made their voices heard. I would also say that it is working, that abortion is an ugly word today to more people then ever and… Read more »