For those who lost their little ones yesterday, we offer our prayers and condolences. Words cannot describe the anguish that must be afflicting them at this moment. Many questions are being asked at this moment, many along the theme of "How could this happen? Why were innocent children hurt? What would drive someone to shed so much blood?"
Today I wrote this on my Facebook page: While we mourn for those who were murdered in Connecticut yesterday, let us not lose thought of those tiny children who will be murdered via abortion today and everyday. Ironically too many who grieve the Connecticut deaths facilitate the murders of babies. In Montgomery County and Baltimore alone, at least 30 babies will be murdered today. Where is the national outcry for them?
During the National Prayer Breakfast in 1994, Mother Teresa of Calcutta had the following to say about abortion: I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?...Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.
"How could this happen," some ask? It happens every day to 3000 babies in this country alone. Of course it happens in institutions misnamed "clinics". We, as a nation, have become coarsened to the value of life, of children. Our young people today grow up knowing that at any time in their mothers' wombs, they could have been torn asunder at the "choice" of their mothers. Knowing their own lives were esteemed so cheaply as children, it's a bit of a wonder that this sort of thing is not more prevalent than it is.
"Why were innocent children hurt?" Well, take Obama himself, for example. While he waxed teary-eyed on national television when speaking of yesterday's killings, he is still the same man who voted multiple times against born-alive protection acts, partial birth abortion bans and has made the murder of babies the law of the land vis-a-vis "obamacare" with our tax dollars to boot. From a blog by Catholic in Brooklyn we read an excellent public letter to Obama which bears close study - particularly by those who share his pro-abortion mindset.
But that moral responsibility doesn't just lie on Obama's shoulders. It lies upon the consciences of any one who dares to favor and even participate in the murder of babies - for that is what abortion is. I'll go so far as to say that it lies with those who call themselves "pro-life" but who don't make the protection of babies a primary guide for the casting of their votes at election time and who don't take any practical actions to combat this horrific evil.
"What would drive someone to shed so much blood?" Will someone close to Leroy Carhart - or any abortionist for that matter -ask that question of him/her? Is the Almighty Dollar that much of a god to them? Most of them murdered more children than did Adam Lanza yesterday; and they will continue to do it next week with impunity and with the permission, if not blessing of civil society.
Ladies and gentlemen, particularly those who call themselves "pro-choice", as you shed tears for those who died yesterday in Newtown CT, resolve to cease your promotion of the murders of tiny infants and work to protect them (and their mothers) instead. Else, your mourning will be only so many crocodile tears.