And so are babies like this little 20-week-old baby boy if their moms decide they don't want them.
We should all be used to it by now. Catholics are responsible for the abortion holocaust. It was Catholic Supreme Court Justice William Brennan who really wrote Roe v. Wade. He let Harry Blackmun take the credit (or blame) but he was the one behind the atrocity. And its predecessor, Griswold v. Connecticut, was primarily his work as well. Griswold enshrined the dubious constitutional "right to privacy" which has undermined so many of our laws on marriage and sexuality as well as protection of life itself. In their biography of Brennan, Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel described Brennan's power in establishing the bogus support for both Griswold and Roe:
Just as Brennan adroitly worked on Douglas in Griswold to create a right to privacy, he manipulated the timid Justice Harry Blackmun in Roe to create an abortion-on-demand regime. Blackmun’s name will forever be associated with Roe, but Brennan’s role in that case was central. As Stern and Wermiel comment: “Brennan felt a strong enough sense of ownership in the Roe and Doe opinions that his clerks included them in the bound volume of his opinions for the term Brennan maintained for his own use. The accompanying note explained that the opinions ‘were substantially revised in response to suggestions made by Justice Brennan.’”Think of the Catholic legislators so active in promoting evil: Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Tim Kaine, etc. ad nauseum. At the state level the same is true. Knights of Columbus Catholic legislators in Massachusetts and New York get large credit for enshrining same-sex marriage into state laws. Unfortunately, these power brokers feel no shame and many, like Nancy Pelosi, call themselves "devout Catholics" a laughable claim. But the bishops who are mostly liberal democrats let them get away with it and so it goes.
Catholic Vote sent out a great email (below) about the situation. Pray and fight to defeat every pro-abortion Catholic in government office from local board of supervisors to the President of the United States. A law-maker who won't protect the rights of the least ones is only interested in the rights of the rich and the powerful. They won't protect yours either.
People express amazement that the citizens of Germany did little to stop the atrocities in their country during World War II, but we are doing the same thing here only multiplied exponentially. The estimated number murdered in the death camps is 6 million, a number that boggles the mind. But we, in the U.S. alone, have murdered 60 million in our respectable little death camps called "clinics."
We all need to repent and pray for mercy.
And here's the Catholic Vote email:
Dear Mary Ann,
Cardinal Dolan didn’t hold back.
He called it “appalling.”
Let this sink in: 14 Catholic Senators joined together yesterday to block a vote that would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks. Cardinal Dolan explained that these abortions usually involve “brutally dismembering a defenseless unborn child, while also posing serious dangers to his or her mother.”
Their obstruction couldn’t be more extreme.
A total of 44 Senate Democrats and 2 Republicans blocked a vote yesterday on a bill that would have prohibited abortions after 20 weeks on children that feel pain in the womb. They did this despite a new poll which found that 63% of Americans favor restricting abortions after 20 weeks -- including 56% of Democratic voters!
And guess what...
Several of the Catholic Senators who blocked this vote are seeking re-election next year -- including several from states that President Trump won by a large margin.
We cannot let this stand. Every Catholic voter in these key states must know exactly where their Senators stand. Two Catholic examples in particular: Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota both blocked a vote on this simple pro-life bill.
Do voters in these conservative states realize that their senators are so extreme on abortion that they would allow abortions on children in the 6th, 7th, or even 9th month?
Help us educate Catholic voters on the truth! Donate to CV.
Pause for a second...
Consider how radical our current laws on abortion really are. Of the 198 countries in the world, only 7 allow abortion after 20 weeks. Here is a sampling of the limits on abortion from several European countries:
Greece: 12 weeks
Austria: 12 weeks
Germany: 12 weeks
France: 12 weeks
Italy: 12 weeks
Spain: 14 weeks
Sweden: 18 weeks
Norway: 12 weeks
Denmark: 12 weeks
America has the notorious distinction of allowing abortion up to the moment of birth, along with these countries: North Korea, China, Vietnam, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Canada.
You get that? Netherlands, Canada, Singapore, a bunch of communist countries…. and us.
What an embarrassment that our country, founded on the “right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” would allow the wholesale slaughter of innocent human life in the womb.
A majority of U.S. senators were willing to pass this law. And President Trump promised to sign it into law. But Senate rules require 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. So the vote failed.
But the fight isn’t over. This is how American politics works. Legislation is proposed and elected officials go on the record with their vote. What happens with that voting record is up to voters like you and me.
Senators Claire McCaskill (MO) and Heidi Heitkamp (ND) are both in tough re-election fights.
They chose to stand with Planned Parenthood.
Against their faith. Against the Bishops. Against children who feel pain.
Both of them deserve to lose in a landslide.
I hope you are ready to help make that happen.
P.S. If your stomach isn’t already turning, consider this:
After Catholic Senator Heidi Heitkamp voted NO, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer approached her to exchange a high five. Watching the scandal of the Catholics that voted to block a vote in the Senate reminded me of one of the most powerful lines ever uttered by the now deceased pro-life champion Henry Hyde during his time in Congress:
“When the time comes as it surely will, when we face that awesome moment, the final judgment, I’ve often thought . . . you have no advocates, you are there alone standing before God, and a terror will rip through your soul like nothing you can imagine. But I really think that those in the pro-life movement will not be alone. I think there will be a chorus of voices that have never been heard in this world but are heard beautifully and clearly in the next world and they will plead for everyone who has been in this movement. They will say to God, “Spare him because he loved us,” and God will look at you and say not, “Did you succeed?” but “Did you try?”