By Tim Welsh, President, Pregnancy Decision Health Center (PDHC), a Stewardship Foundation Partner Charity
We’ve always known of the atrocities of abortion. We mourn the loss of the children and the injury to their mothers. Abortion is a nasty, demonic practice that has resulted in so many deaths and so much anguish.
Now comes the video of Planned Parenthood Senior Director of Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola discussing the sale of dead babies and their body parts. If you have the stomach for it, you can view the video.
This is neither surprising nor unpredictable. Consider these facts. Since 1973, when abortion was made legal in all the United States, there have been more than 55,000,000 performed. That’s more than 3,500 childrens’ lives ended every day for the last 42 years. Planned Parenthood, America’s most prolific abortion provider, performs about 330,000 abortions per year and receives more than $360,000,000 in government grants and contracts each year.
Again, have you had enough yet?
PDHC operates 7 centers in central Ohio, ministering to women who have suffered through the abortion experience and helping young mothers change their lives when they have no one else to help. We operate on a razor thin budget and are dedicated to saving every one of the mothers and children who are being lured into the evil of the abortion trade.
I know that there are many worthwhile charities out there. I know that they do good work in the community. But, folks, children are being killed! 3,500 a day are losing their lives! More than the number of lives lost in the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers that changed America forever. Are these lives no less important? Please support our work here by clicking the donate link below and being as generous as your funds allow. Now is the time to stand against the evil. Now is the time to say enough is enough.
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The recent SCOTUS ruling, though far from unanimous, has significant impact on Christian conscience as it pertains to same-sex marriage.
For Catholics it’s especially difficult. St. Pope John II and Pope Benedict both condemned same-sex marriage saying that Catholics are “obliged to oppose the legal recognition of homosexual unions” and where such unions are given the legal status and rights that belong to marriage, “clear and emphatic opposition is a duty.” (Considerations Regarding Proposals to give Legal Recognition to Unions Between Homosexual Persons, March 2003).
In 2010, Pope Francis (then Cardinal Bergoglio of Argentina) said that a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage in Argentina was “destructive of the plan of God…a ‘move’ of the Father of Lies (John 8:44) who wishes to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
Then there was Francis’s famous “who am I to judge?” remark that gave hope to the LBGT community but was quickly dashed by later remarks in the Philippines. Pope Francis emphasized that support for same-sex marriage is “ideological colonization…that is trying to destroy the family.” In a speech in Ireland after that country voted in favor of gay marriage the Pope said, “The alliance of love between a man and woman, an alliance for life, cannot be improvised, and is not made in a day.”
Catholics have always been taught that homosexual persons “must be accepted with respect, compassion and sensitivity” and that “every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church).
We at the Stewardship Foundation agree with the Church’s teaching on compassion, and with Pope Francis when he said Christians should not “lobby” for LBGT orientation. We remain steadfast in our support of marriage between one man and one woman and agree with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) who state that the U.S. Supreme Court decision on July 26 interpreting the Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” is a “tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us.”