On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States came out with a landmark decision in the infamous cause known as Roe v. Wade. As many know this case allowed for the procurement of an abortion of an unborn child in the first and second “trimester.” Since that court decision, 58,586,256 have died due to an abortion. This staggering number is a sober reminder that we as Catholics are called to respect life from conception to a natural death. The main reason why we take this stance is that because we believe that God makes every human being out of his own image and likeness and gives us life and that only he is the sole arbiter of life and death.
The Church firmly believes that life begins at conception, and to allow for women to procure an abortion is allowing her to take the life of an innocent child who relies solely on their mother to foster their growth and development for nine months. As Catholics, we cannot allow for our society to continue to allow for such a disrespect for life and must work diligently to bring about an end to not only abortion but also the death penalty and doctor-assisted suicide, or Euthanasia.
So how are we as Catholics supposed to bring an end of these procedures and bring about a newfound respect for life at all stages? The first thing to do is to vote for officials that support the right to life from conception to a natural death, and secondly and most important we must pray to our heavenly Father and to our holy Mother to move the hearts of all peoples and bring about this change. Next week, people from all over the United States are going to Washington DC for the March for Life. Please pray for all those people on Thursday and Friday as they take a stance and prayerful protest against the injustice that is abortion.