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When I Was in the Womb: We Must Not Retreat in Building a Culture of Life Comments

Jesus Christ lived in the first home of the whole human race. He progressed through every stage of every child's beautiful growth. He is as completely identified with every child living in that holy place as he is with all those who are poor. It was Blessed Teresa of Calcutta who rightly called these children, the "poorest of the poor".  Continue Reading

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  1. Adele M. Gill
    2 years ago

    I really enjoyed and whole heartedly agree with Deacon Keith Fournier's article. This article is extremely well-written and should stand as a blueprint for PROLIFE ministry. As a retired RN, a lifelong Catholic, contriubuting writer for catholic Online, and a Prolife Advocate, I agree we must hold our ground, but also look for common ground as we work for the peaceful preservation of the Culture of Life. That is just what Jesus did, and it is what we also must do.

    In the wake of this election, it is time to stand up, rather than stand down. It is time to pray fervently for wisdom and to get into the Gospels as we continue this vitally important work to protect the vulnerable, and the poorest of the poor, the unborn. We need to begin to build a Culture of Life and love that will span generations. For Jesus gave us this mandate: Love God, and love one another...He did not compartmentalize those who are enemies or those who oppose our Christian efforts. Rather, He lived by example and loved all of humanity.

  2. Steve
    2 years ago

    I have been following your writings on CatholicOnline these past months. I agree with your opinions. But, I am persistently asking myself, "what about those expectant mothers who do not want to give birth to that baby growing within their womb?".
    Many articles are written about forgiveness of those women who choose to have abortions, and, like your articles, many have written about the sanctity of life from conception through birth. But no one seems to address the question I mentioned above. Do we expect these women to seek illegal abortions once Roe v Wade is overturned? Before the Supreme Court ruled on this in 1972, abortioins were performed, and some women were neglected or even died as a result. What do we say to them? Should the doctor or person performing the abortion be prosecuted?
    I am really not trying to be the devil's advocate here, but I have always had questions on this matter. I know there are organizations for women in difficult pregnancies(such as when prenatal testing shows the baby has a genetic disorder or the baby is anencephalic). These organizations may provide for these mothers, financially, as well as spiritually, or even take them in until the baby is born. I understand there are people who will adopt these babies. But again, I ask myself, what about those perfectly healthy, growing babies who have mothers that just do not want to give birth to them. Will laws punish these women or will new laws punish the person performing these abortions? How do you respond when this question is ask?

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