There has been a lot of bad news in recent months related to abortion. A certain “Catholic” university feted our president, in spite of his support for abortion anytime, anywhere and by anyone. Many Catholics in public life are saying we have to give up on making abortion illegal, and instead just work on policies to reduce the number of abortions. Our new HHS secretary is connected to late-term abortionist George Tiller. We will probably get a rabidly pro-abortion nominee to the Supreme Court in the coming months.
Yet I find something greatly encouraging in all these stories. What is it? That legalized abortion is still a controversial issue here in America. Unlike in Europe, where there is little debate over legalized abortion, killing innocent children still causes controversy in this land. After 37 years of Roe, Catholics and other pro-lifers absolutely refuse to accept legalized child-killing, and we refuse to allow it to become an acceptable practice in this country. We will continue fight against it until it becomes unthinkable again. We will never surrender the rights of our littlest brothers and sisters to those who consider them disposable. We will continue to support women in crisis pregnancies, continue to have more children than our opponents and teach them about the horror that is abortion, continue to pray and witness at the abortion clinics, continue to preach against child-killing from the pulpit, continue to fight against politicians who would cave in to pro-abortion pressure, and continue to pray and fast for God to have mercy on our nation for this terrible crime that cries to heaven for justice.
And don’t think all of these efforts have been without effect: a recent Gallup poll showed, for the first time, that a majority of our population self-identifies as “pro-life.” This in spite of the constant pro-abortion message from our media and many powerful segments of our culture.
We will never give up. We will always oppose legalized abortion anywhere and anytime. We will never surrender the fight for the lives of unborn children. And eventually, we will win.