Father Forgive Them

One of the last things Jesus said before His death was “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do”. Is this true any more? Can we claim ignorance as our defense for not being pro-life when we meet Jesus? Is it possible to be a pro-choice Catholic who doesn’t understand the horror of abortion as what it is?
With all the stories of Gosnell and other late-term abortionists can we really believe it is about choice? Isn’t 20 weeks long enough to make a choice? Why are we killing children who survive abortions or are born alive? Aren’t we being like Hitler when we claim we need late-term abortions so we can abort children with Downs? Don’t the chants of Hail Satan by pro-choice demonstrators at the Texas state house show their true colors?
Is it really about choice to oppose every measure that would help women make an informed decision? Why oppose waiting periods and ultrasounds if you care about the woman and not about the dollars involved? Shouldn’t abortion clinics be nonprofit if this is really about women’s rights and lives rather than profit?
Why not invite those from pregnancy programs to clinics to offer women a real alternative? Wouldn’t it be better for women to know all their options?
What about the emotional pain caused by an abortion? Where are the counseling programs for those who suffer after undergoing an abortion? Why is it that pro-lifers have to provide these services?
With the Age of the Internet, Google and Bing, it is so easy to find out the truth about abortion. Our Church has never been silent. Do we really think we can claim that we did not know what was happening? Do we think God would believe this?
We can never forget that this world is not all we have. We have an eternal destiny.

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Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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