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A Supreme Court Folly: The Same-Sex Union Decision
June 30, 2015

Last Friday’s Supreme Court decision regarding the union of two people of the same sex should come as no surprise to anyone involved in defending human beings from creation to death. The Obergefell v. Hodges decision is an extension of the evil that began infecting this nation 50 years ago this month when the court ruled in favor of contraception on demand. That decision, Griswold v. Connecticut, opened the floodgates for birth control, abortion, and now same-sex unions. And lest it escape the casual student of this rush to immorality, take note that the justices cited the Griswold case in their Obergefell decision. 

It would seem that “freedom of choice” covers a multitude of sexual sins.

A prophet in his own time, Pope Paul VI wrote in his incredibly prescient 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae, “Just as man does not have unlimited dominion over his body in general, so also, and with more particular reason, he has no such dominion over his specifically sexual faculties, for these are concerned by their very nature with the generation of life, of which God is the source.” 

Clearly contraception, abortion, and homosexuality confound God’s design for the human being and His plan to provide the gift of a child when He wills to do so.

Further, St. John Paul II continued teaching this truth and specifically stated in Familiaris Consortio, “When marriage is not esteemed, neither can consecrated virginity or celibacy exist; when human sexuality is not regarded as a great value given by the Creator, the renunciation of it for the sake of the Kingdom of Heaven loses its meaning.”

The gift of human sexuality has been assaulted by the court system and by mankind in general for a very long time, but none of this changes the truth. And the tragic results of such arrogant disregard for God’s plan have now simply reared an ugly head once again.

Let us be perfectly clear: The use of the word “marriage” in this latest court decision is erroneous. As we stated in our press release, “Now, by judicial fiat, we are called to honor the fictional union of two people of the same sex.” The fact of the matter is that marriage is the union of a man and a woman, as designed by God. Nothing that the Supreme Court says will change that truth, nor are we obliged to acknowledge such illusory ideals as true.

It is evident that after a 50-year slide toward Gomorrah, this nation has lost its values and its soul. We fear that “our nation has become like a dead body floating downstream, to what destination only the devil knows.”

Dissenting Justice Antonin Scalia said this about the majority decision: “The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”

Chief Justice Roberts noted in his dissent, “The majority graciously suggests that religious believers may continue to ‘advocate’ and ‘teach’ their views of marriage. . . . The First Amendment guarantees, however, the freedom to ‘exercise’ religion. Ominously, that is not a word the majority uses.”

Now is clearly not a time for silence, for assent to the court, or for toleration of evil, no matter what price we may have to pay. Recall this profound statement by Sister Lucia of Fatima to Cardinal Carlo Caffara: “The final battle between the Lord and the reign of Satan will be about marriage and the family. Don’t be afraid,” she added, “because anyone who works for the sanctity of marriage and the family will always be fought and opposed in every way, because this is the decisive issue.” And then she concluded: “However, Our Lady has already crushed its head.”

American Life League “strongly opposes all attacks against the dignity of innocent human life and the sanctity of marriage, and will continue the hard work of rebuilding our culture from the ashes of its destruction.”

Join us!

The Arsenic of Human Kindness
June 26, 2015

The Washington Post has a way with words when it comes to topics such as euthanizing the elderly and the dying. A recent headline, “A Humane Way to End Life,” caught my eye because of the underlying message that assisted suicide is actually a good idea. In the editorial, characterized as “The Post’s View,” the editorial board tells readers: 

The issue stirs strong emotions. Some opponents, including the Catholic Church, cite religious or moral grounds, seeing any form of assisted dying as anathema to teachings that life is never to be taken. Some physicians believe the practice violates their oath only to heal, and some disability rights activists fear that they will be vulnerable to abuses. Others warn of a slippery slope to euthanasia.

But the writers go forward providing assurances to readers that if proper safeguards are in place there should be laws permitting those suffering and/or dying to do what they feel is best so that they can die on their own terms.

This sort of skewed attitude flies in the face of actual facts that sadly, few care to study. According to one report, assisted-suicide abuses are known to exist. As one New York Times headline announced three years ago, “Assisted Suicide Laws Are a Recipe for Elder Abuse.” 

It is painfully clear to rational minds that assisted suicide laws are used to eliminate folks at earlier and earlier stages in their illnesses, yet none of this appears to influence the writers on the editorial board of the Washington Post. And they are not alone.

United States Senators Mark Warner and Johnny Isakson have introduced S. 1549, “a bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for advanced illness care coordination services for Medicare beneficiaries, and for other purposes.” This is, of course, a fancy way of stating that the government would like to get involved in helping older folks agree to a premature death. According to one report citing the National Right to Life Committee’s examination of “Bias Against Life-Preserving Treatment in Advance Care Planning,” the advanced care planning session that the new bill would authorize and subsidize would be “used to exercise subtle—or not-so-subtle—pressure” on patients and/or family members “to agree to reject life-preserving treatment.” Further, “Entities conducting such programs openly boast of how much money they have saved insurance companies by inducing patients to reject expensive life-saving medical treatment. Advocates believe it will save Medicare money as well.”

What could possibly be more dangerous to our elderly and those who are ill than government-funded programs that are not concerned with a happy death, but rather with saving money by putting patients out of their misery earlier rather than later?

Reports like these remind me of the reasons why we fight so hard and have for so long sounded the alarm regarding respect for human dignity—a value that shrinks with the passage of each day. 

The choices that people make resulting in the premature deaths of others, both born and preborn, are not a sign of a freedom but rather a clear indication that mankind is losing its ability to value human beings for their own sake.

It is evident that the culture of death goes on ignoring facts, ignoring ethics, and ignoring all that is good in favor of killing under the guise of being humane and kind.

The arsenic of human kindness seeps further and further into the national conscience daily. The inevitable death of society as we know it will be the final result unless the tide is turned.

We must stand in the gap and fearlessly work to turn that tide.

A Number Is Not a Person
June 23, 2015

Writing from a German prison camp where he would ultimately be murdered by the Nazis, Father Alfred Delp, SJ wrote about the meaning of humanity. Having lived as a mere serial number while in prison, he wrote

Let us resume the practice of giving names to life and to things. I have been a mere number long enough to know what it means to be nameless and what effect it has on life. As long as life itself has no name, or at least none that it honors, people and things will continue to lose their identity in the dreadful regimentation and anonymity into which we have sunk. Life has a sensitive nervous system through which everything is connected. Since the name of God is no longer the first and foremost of all names in the land and the voice of the people, then everything else that was once precious and prized has lost its name and been subjected to false and falsifying labels. The cliché, the label, the uniform, the slogan, the “dominant trend of the masses”—these are our rulers. And pity the man who dares to differ, to proclaim his own thoughts or use his own name.

When I read this, the first thing that came to mind was the fact that each one of the millions of little babies who have died from acts or the effects of abortion is also nameless. All of these children have lost their identities and are anonymous to everyone—including their mothers. Father Delp had an ID number and the mothers of aborted babies have case numbers. Assigning a number to replace a person’s name is degrading enough. But the child does not even have his own number, for in the United States that dead child has no humanity—according to the Supreme Court. He is either a mistake, a problem, a growth, or a threat to his mother’s future. He is anything but a human being.

At the same time, it is also clear that the name of God “is no longer the first and foremost of all names in the land.” In fact, there are abundant efforts all across America—led by the cultural hedonistic elite—to not only eradicate God’s name from public proclamation but to quash the very idea that people of faith have a right to speak out and defend the truth who is Christ. This is just part of the reason why “everything else that was once precious and prized has lost its name and been subjected to false and falsifying labels.”

Yes, Father Delp wrote his profound statement from a Nazi concentration camp nearly 70 years ago, but his words could well have been written today, Tuesday, June 23, 2015.

As he closed this part of his reflection on words from the Lord’s Prayer, Father Delp reflected: “The cliché, the label, the uniform, the slogan, the ‘dominant trend of the masses’—these are our rulers. And pity the man who dares to differ, to proclaim his own thoughts or use his own name.”

These are the very same challenges that we face today as we cry out for justice for the preborn, the threatened elderly, the ill, and others at risk because people are fast losing their identities as human beings worthy of respect and honor. America is going mad; we must turn back the tide. 

God is the antidote—the only answer to this problem.

Father Alfred Delp died for his faith in God. May we be strong enough to resolve to die for Our Lord as well if it should come to that.

Abortion in Overdrive
June 19, 2015

Over the past few weeks it has become abundantly clear that the tipping point for the radical abortion machine is upon us—and it’s a frightening image. 

Take for instance the clamoring in Ireland once it became clear that the “gay” rights movement had scored a victory for sin. No sooner had the Republic of Ireland voted by a huge margin to accept gay marriage than the abortion rights folks were demanding a referendum on abortion. One report suggested that abortion activists were hoping to capitalize on the leftward trend revealed in the wake of the gay marriage vote. Another headline reads, “If Ireland Can Allow Gay Marriage, Surely it Accepts a Woman’s Right to Choose” aborting her own child!

The Irish cultural landscape has changed and the winners—at least in the short run—are the purveyors of offenses against God. So how does this Irish trend impact what we are doing on this side of the pond? 

America faces the same challenge. We live in a nation that values diversity and choice no matter who suffers or how offensive we are toward God. Ryan Bomberger, founder of the Radiance Foundation, recently pointed out that many see the abortion rights movement and the gay rights movement as a united front. He wrote “I can’t see the (co-opted) rainbow colors of the LGBT movement’s flag without seeing the blood that drips from the fabric of its hypocrisy. You can’t demand ‘equality’ while proudly stripping it away from millions of others. No one should ever take pride in violence. It diminishes all of us—born and unborn.”

The proponents of America’s cultural slide toward hedonism are effective because the vast majority of people seem mesmerized, if not hypnotized, by the idea that everybody should be allowed to do what he wants, regardless of the price the innocent or misguided might have to pay.

Let’s look at Texas and the state law that “requires that abortion facilities meet the same safety standards as ambulatory surgical centers, and requires abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.” This law is travelling through the court system, having been challenged by the abortion cartel. Abortion providers pleaded with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to allow their case to move to the Supreme Court. The reason is simple; it comes down to money. Calling the law a “sham law,” the report continues, “Abortion clinics and abortion proponents complain that meeting hospital standards would cost millions of dollars and put them out of business.”

It’s the “Oh woe is me” plea. You know, help us save our business so we can continue raking in the bucks as we kill babies.

In California the scenario is equally as twisted with the California “Bully Bill” working its way through the legislative process. And what would the bill do? “The bill would compel a pregnancy help organization to advertise and provide written government-specified information to every client, including information on how and where to obtain an abortion.”

Outrageous? Of course! But this is why I believe Ryan Bomberger’s points must be taken seriously in this war with evil. Regarding Planned Parenthood, he writes, “The nation’s soon-to-be-leading-national-abortion-chain promoted homosexuality as a means to reduce our population, not to illuminate any kind of equality or worth of an individual.” He goes on to say, “Planned Parenthood is so enmeshed in the ‘gay rights’ movement, it’s hard to separate the abortion chain from this political juggernaut. LGBTQPP activists, as Lambda Legal articulated, see the freedom to choose abortion and the freedom to choose sexuality as a political and inseparable marriage.”

Point made! 

Yes, the abortion industry is in overdrive and we better stop and take a serious look at what we do to effectively stop it given the increasingly hostile cultural environment that knows no boundaries and is incapable of reason.

The devil is in overdrive and his minions are having a field day.

Take action. Be informed; get the facts. The babies need actively involved defenders.

PILLorying the Truth
June 16, 2015

Notorious Communist leader Vladimir Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”

This certainly applies to the manner in which the birth control pill has been marketed from its earliest days until this very moment. And now it would seem that this once prescription-only drug could make a giant leap to the status of over-the-counter medicine. A group of United States Senate Democrats, led by Washington’s Patty Murray, unveiled a bill last week “that would allow birth control pills approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be sold without a prescription.” The argument in favor of this arrangement is, according to Murray, that “women should be able to get the comprehensive health care they need when they need it.”

But wait! While there is a debate in Congress on this topic as it relates to cost questions, what they really should address are the major health issues surrounding the ingestion of this drug:

1. The disastrous side effects of the pill

2. The clinical actions of the pill, including the possibility that a preborn baby will be killed by the pill

3. The troubling question of these chemicals being gender-bending, rendering preborn human embryos androgynous (having characteristics of both male and female)

Enter gutless Republican Senators, one of whom has introduced his own over-the-counter birth control bill with one distinct difference. No, it’s not that Republications intend to tell the truth and protect women from the chemical war being waged in their wombs. The difference is nothing bold or heroic; it is merely that their bill “would encourage drug companies to sell ‘routine-use contraceptives’ over the counter by giving them incentives such as waiving their fees for their applications to the Food and Drug Administration, which must approve over-the-counter birth control.”

The real difference is about money and who pays for the pills at the counter. Period!

The competing proposals have gained attention because groups like Planned Parenthood and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology are interested in seeing to it that the maximum number of women possible have access to the dangerous chemicals. 

For this reason these culture of death experts support the Democrat version rather than the Republican proposal. For them the question is not the protection of women’s health or that of their preborn babies, it is about who should pay!

By entering the fracas for the wrong reasons, these politicians and their ideologue partners have proven that it is they who wage a war on women—a war that will maim, kill, and debilitate mothers and their preborn children.

If we consider the fact that in 1973, Malcolm Potts, MD, the first medical director of the International Planned Parenthood Federation, stated outright: “As people turn to contraception, there will be a rise, not a fall, in the abortion rate,” we can see that what has come to pass in our nation is not at all surprising. Potts never explained how the pill works to kill babies, and even in 1973 the modes of action of these pills were well known to physicians and scientists.

From the very beginning, Planned Parenthood, ACOG, and the rest intended to obfuscate, repeating over and over again that the pill would solve the problems women confront when it comes to pregnancy. They never intended to tell the truth about the horrors of the pill, and today they really do believe that what they say is true.

Lenin would be proud of the success of those PILLorying the truth.