Remembering the Little Ones

On January 22, 2013 by Jamy Shaffer

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I may be opening a huge can of worm in this post but today, January 22, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s landmark decision which legalized abortion.  The Catholic Church has always upheld a “ProLife” stance on the issue. The Church opposes all forms of abortion procedures

“whose direct purpose is to destroy an embryo, blastocyst, zygote, or fetus.” 

Further, it believes that

“human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.  From the first moments of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” (cathecism of the Catholic Church).

There are few exceptions to this including certain acts which INdirectly result in the death of the fetus.  For instance, the direct removal of a cancerous  womb.

Ironically, the weekend following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Connecticut, my church welcomed a pro-life activist who discussed the numbers:

“Planned Parenthood performed 333,964 abortions in 2012.  In 2009: 332,278. In 2010: 329,445.”

Staggering numbers to be sure.  While the innocent lives senselessly ended at the Elementary School in December was horrendous, the precious innocents who are taken away every day is unfathomable.

As thousands of Christians (ALL Christians) pray and march throughout our cities in support of Pro Life, I pray that everyone take a moment to remember all of the innocents who were given but a few moments of life.  Little did I realize that when this landmark case was decided, I was a short six months away from being delivered from my own mother’s womb.

 

Jamy Shaffer (58 Posts)

HI EVERYONE! My name is Jamy. I have been a HUGE believer in Jesus for all of my 39 years. So far along my journey, I have been a member of my Catholic church's choir as well as a song leader. In my free time, I enjoy singing and performing on stage with various community theater groups in my area. Although I am a devoted Catholic, I know that there are hundreds of other churches throughout the world and that none of them are the "perfect" denomination and that God embraces the beauty of all their similarities and, most importantly, their differences. If we were all the same, it would be a rather dull world.


 

5 Responses to “Remembering the Little Ones”

  • I was adopted by loving parents – thank you God! My mother could have decided to abort me, I am so thankful to her (whom I’ve never met) and God for my life.

  • All if us Thank God for that, my friend!

  • Not only is it sad for the babies, but many many of the women who have this procedure live with physical and emotional repercussions for the rest of their lives. Many women who find themselves considering abortions are very young, naive, vulnerable, desperate, scared, and prime candidates for being taken advantage of or pushed into something that they might not realize is so horrible at the time. The fact that many of these women don’t know God is the heart of the issue I think…

  • Thank you, Jamy, for your courage in Christ to stand for the truth, when others buckle to no clear definition of right and wrong.

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