Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Deacon Keith Fournier

6/25/2012 (3 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

The beautiful films of our sons and daughters in that safe haven of love are routinely posted on You Tube and sent to family and friends

Tammy had been told that her little girl had a tumor on her mouth which, left alone, would grow and may lead to her death even before birth. If her little girl survived the birth she would need a tracheotomy to enable her to breathe and numerous surgeries thereafter. Tammy sought the help of Dr. Ruben Quintero to save her little girl.

These little boys and girls want to be our neighbors. A Nation which prides itself on the Rule of Law and claims to have a commitment to fundamental human rights should not kill them

These little boys and girls want to be our neighbors. A Nation which prides itself on the Rule of Law and claims to have a commitment to fundamental human rights should not kill them

Highlights

By Deacon Keith Fournier

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/25/2012 (3 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Ultrasound, 4d, 3d, Sonograms, abortion, feticide, technology, morality, immorality, pro-life, pro-choice, planned parenthood,


CHESAPEAKE, VA. (Catholic Online) - I read an article from a CBS affiliate in Miami Florida recently which moved me deeply.It told of the wonderful work of two surgeons who reached into the first home of little Leyna Gonzalez when she was only 17 weeks along. That first home was her mother Tammy's womb. Tammy had been told that her little girl had a tumor on her mouth which, left alone, would grow and may lead to her death even before birth. If her little girl survived the birth she would need a tracheotomy to enable her to breathe and numerous surgeries thereafter.

Tammy sought the help of Dr. Ruben Quintero to save her little girl. The Doctor, assisted by Dr. Eftichia Kontopoulos, used an endoscope guided by ultrasound to surgically remove the tumor when little Leyna was only 17 weeks along. Tammy was awake and on a local anesthetic during the successful procedure. On October 1, 2010, Leyna Mykaella Gonzalez was born on October 1, 2010 weighing 8 pounds, 1 ounce with a little scar on her mouth. This surgery was recently featured in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. However, it reflects the increasing breakthroughs in operating on our youngest neighbors and using sonogram technology in life affirming ways.

'Pictures speak louder than words' goes the old adage. Most of us who are called "boomers", and this writer is included among them, remember the first sonogram technology which opened up a window into the womb revealing the absolute wonder of new human life. Soon the technology advanced to 3D and now 4D. The beautiful films of our sons and daughters in that safe haven of love are routinely posted on You Tube and sent to family and friends. The photos from the first home of the whole human race have now become baby's first photos. They are routinely sent out as gifts. 

However, like many technologies, sonogram technologies can also be used for evil. Only the human person is capable of making moral choices. So, this same technology is used for strategic executions of our first neighbors in the womb in procured abortions. I have written concerning the evil of what are now euphemistically called "selective reductions" when people who do not want twins select one of them to be killed by such abortions. In an article entitled 'Selective Reduction' Abortions Increasing: Children Have Become Commodities'  and a follow up a year later entitled "Selective Reduction? Killing a Twin in the Womb and the Culture of Death" I wrote to expose this horrid practice. It also employs sonogram technology as it engages in feticide.

Photos and film have become associated with human rights movements and become a catalyst for social change. So it must be with the truth about the child in the womb and their inalienable Right to Life. In the midst of the verbal engineering which has sought to convince people that such an evil as procured abortion can ever be a "right", they expose the lie without the need for words. In the propaganda war which has convinced many that dismembering children in the womb - or killing them through chemical strikes - is some form of "health care" or a "right" they communicate the truth. They expose the evil of procured abortion. Sonogram technology is advancing the inevitable victory of the Pro-Life movement.

Routinely, using sonogram technology, we reach inside the first home of the whole human race to assist our youngest neighbors by operating on them the way we do on all human persons in need. Sometimes they are even temporarily removed from their first bedroom and then Doctors place them back in what used to be the safest place on the earth, their mothers' womb. Yet, we also reach into the womb with surgical instruments to dismember children? We all know it's wrong. We prosecute people who, in the course of a criminal act kill a woman and her child for two murders. We all know what is going on. It is time for lie to be unmasked. It is time to call procured abortions what they are, feticide, the killing of a child in the womb.

The tired old voices of those who seek to defend the horror of abortion are no longer being listened to by the young. More and more statistics affirm that they are increasingly Pro-Life. Young people have a low tolerance for hypocrisy. However, Abortion is still protected by the positive law in the United States. It is called a "right" even though every induced abortion is against the Natural Law which can be known by all through the exercise of reason and is morally binding on all. Abortion is an egregious violation of the true Right, the Right to Life. We also need to remember the women who were lied to about what really occurred in the abortion they had. These mothers continue to suffer and are also victims.

These little boys and girls want to be our neighbors. A Nation which prides itself on the Rule of Law and claims to have a commitment to fundamental human rights should not kill them. It is always and everywhere wrong to kill an innocent neighbor. We now know what happens in every procured abortion and are without excuse. The shrill rhetoric of "choice" cannot hide the evil any longer. Medical science gives us clear graphic evidence that the child in the womb being killed by the abortionist is one of us, members of the human family. The 3D or 4D images of the baby boy or baby girl which new parents and grandparents cherish now show us their faces.

We rejoice that little Leyna  Gonzalez is now a healthy and happy baby girl bearing witness to the wonderful life saving potential of Ultrasound technology. Yet, we must call attention to America's Shame: Using Ultrasound Technology for Saving Babies and Killing Babies in the Womb.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More U.S.

Is Pope Francis going to endorse...BERNIE SANDERS?! Watch

Image of Many have said the Bernie Sanders aligns best with Pope Francis' positions on important issues, but they'd be wrong. Pope Francis is neither Republican nor Democrat, he is Catholic and no candidate matches him on all of the issues. Candidates who care about the Catholic vote would do well to heed his words when he visits in September.

By Marshall Connolly (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The field of 2016 presidential contenders would do well to look over their shoulder and spend some time thinking about someone who could make a difference in their races -Pope Francis. In just a matter of weeks Pope Francis will come to Philadelphia and he will command ... continue reading


UNBELIEVABLE ACADEMIC RANT: Rutgers University professor declares U.S. is far more brutal than Islamic State Watch

Image of Academic Deepa Kumar is now drawing attention to a new rant that says that the U.S. is far more brutal than Islamic State. She says that U.S. military intervention in the Middle East has cost the lives of 1.3 million people.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Rutgers University professor Deepa Kumar, no fan of United States foreign policy, has spoken out against domestic policies before. Kumar is now drawing attention to a new rant that says the U.S. is far more brutal than Islamic State. She says that U.S. military ... continue reading


Jennifer Hartline: In Memory of Noah Wilson Watch

Image of While we had to accept that most terrible sight -- a beloved little child lying in a casket -- Noah's vision is the Beatific. Because of the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, Noah lives forevermore. Death has not had the final word. Cancer has certainly not had the victory.

By Jennifer Hartline

Noah loved baseball, especially the Kansas City Royals. He loved superheroes, Legos, Ninja Turtles, and making the silliest faces for everybody. When he began his chemo, and blood tests and needles became a frequent, regular part of his life, he decided those ... continue reading


J. Matt Barber: This is Your Nuremberg, Planned Parenthood Watch

Image of Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation is the main defender of the activities being engaged in by Planned Parenthood

By J. Matt Barber

Whereas the Nazis were responsible for the wholesale murder of more than 6 million Jews, those today who support the practice of abortion homicide are no less complicit in the systematic slaughter of 55-million-and-counting equally precious human beings post Roe ... continue reading


Staver and Fournier: Time for Civil Resistance and a New Alliance Watch

Image of We must stand up to unjust authority and openly declare that the Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being.

By Mat Staver and Deacon Keith Fournier

We stand together in affirming that marriage is between one man and one woman, intended for life, open to new life and formative of the family. The family is the first cell of civil society and must be protected from governmental abuse and interference. No Court, ... continue reading


Meet the nun who calmed Wild West bad man Billy the Kid: Sister Blandina Segale Watch

Image of

By Mary Rezac, CNA/EWTN News

Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stagecoach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale. Santa Fe (CNA/EWTN News) - According to legend, and to Sr. Blandina's journal and letters, one of Billy the ... continue reading


New York Police Department reach extraordinary lengths to insure Pope's safety during visit Watch

Image of Quite unlike his predecessors, Pope Francis insists on meeting the faithful up close and personal. This presents special challenges to the NYPD.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The symbol of Christianity worldwide, Pope Francis' trip to New York City in late September presents a special challenge to the New York Police Department. The NYPD is going all out in order to protect the pontiff, almost to the point where "rush hour commuters ... continue reading


Mexican drug cartels fueling U.S. heroin epidemic Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The insidious Mexican drug cartels are having a massively detrimental effect on U.S. communities. The cartels have flooded the cities and suburbs with far more potent, less expensive heroin, sending overdose deaths skyrocketing. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


African-American churches frequently targeted by arsonists Watch

Image of African American churches are targeted by arsons more than any other houses of worship. The ATF's results have been reported to a national database of church fires.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

There have been 29 cases of churches being torched by arsonists in the United States this year alone. Frequently, African-American churches are set alight by arsonists because of racism, religious intolerance, or vandalism. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "Anytime ... continue reading


Planned Parenthood threatened to be exposed with EIGHT MORE undercover videos Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The series of unfortunate events will keep on rolling for Planned Parenthood as the founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), David Daleiden, shared with conservative radio host Sean Hannity that there are eight more undercover videos that will reveal Planned ... continue reading


All U.S. News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Numbers 12:1-13
1 Miriam, and Aaron too, criticised Moses over the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 6-7, 12-13
3 For I am well aware of my offences, my sin is ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 14:22-36
22 And at once he made the disciples get into the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 4th, 2015 Image

St. John Vianney
August 4: St. John Vianney, Priest (Patron of priests) Feast day - August ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter