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Know More, so there can one day be No More

February 17, 2009

Fr. Frank Pavone sends out newsletters that also have text available online, at least for awhile. The past columns seem to be available only in podcast format, so I’ll paste the full text of the current one here in case its print format is eventually not available at the link:

http://www.priestsforlife.org/columns/columns2009/09-02-09-extreme-compromise.htm

Extreme Compromise

by Fr. Frank Pavone
National Director, Priests for Life

Newly-elected abortion advocates often try to paint their support for Roe vs. Wade [*1] and its companion case Doe vs. Bolton [*2] as mainstream. Some even think that the decisions constitute a “compromise” position on the divisive issue of abortion. After all, they say, our current national policy on abortion allows a woman to have a child if she wants, and to abort the child if she wants.

But Roe and Doe are about as far away from a “compromise” as you can find. The decisions allow for abortion throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy, and do not recognize any right of the unborn child to be spared death by abortion. With a nation divided about abortion, one might think that under a “compromise” solution one could find some reason to protect at least some unborn children. But in Roe and Doe, one searches in vain for any situation in which an unborn child is protected. As the University of Detroit Law Review pointed out, “The Supreme Court’s decisions…allowed abortion on demand throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy” (Paul B. Linton, Enforcement of State Abortion Statutes after Roe: A State-by-State Analysis, Vol. 67, Issue 2, Winter 1990).

In this framework, every unborn baby is disposable. Every. That’s hardly a “compromise” position.

“Leave it up to the woman to decide” sounds to many like a fair compromise. But this position completely destroys equality before the law, because it constitutes a complete removal of protection from the child. The lives of unborn children who are wanted and carried to term do not have any more protection from the law than the lives of unborn children who are unwanted and carried to the abortionist. The lives of the wanted are protected only by their “wantedness,” which, of course, can be subject to change at any time. As far as the law is concerned, they are all non-persons, regardless of circumstance. That’s hardly a “compromise.”

A “compromise” usually, and by definition, allows some accommodation to both sides in the dispute. But current abortion policy allows no accommodation to the claims that innocent human life makes upon us.

The more you know about the Roe and Doe decisions, the clearer this becomes. In fact, the Gallup polling company, in an extensive analysis of the opinions of Americans on abortion, admits that the level of support in surveys for Roe vs. Wade is lower if more information about the decision itself is offered in the question, and higher if less information is offered.

These are important points to bring up in communicating with pro-abortion elected officials.

In Judgment at Nuremberg, one of those responsible for the Holocaust says that he “never thought it would go that far,” and was told that it “went that far” as soon as a single innocent life was taken. There is no room for “compromising” about human life. Permitting one life to be destroyed is already extreme. Unless we’re all protected, we’re all in danger.

* links in the online version of the article:

[1] =
 http://www.priestsforlife.org/government/supremecourt/7301roevwade.htm

[2] =
http://www.priestsforlife.org/government/supremecourt/7301doevbolton.htm

The comments by Fr. Pavone regarding the polling results when people are properly informed about the Roe and Doe decisions reminds me of a site that has a “quiz” to identify what people really know about those court cases. Please go to the quiz site and see for yourself how well informed you already are, and what you need to learn better. Then encourage others to learn more, too, since the more people who KNOW more, the better the likelihood that more people will say NO more abortion!

http://www.roeiqtest.com/ui/index.php

You might also want to add the link to your own Web sites, to encourage more people to participate.

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Don’t be swayed by mainstream media polls

October 24, 2008

Found this on
http://causa-nostrae-laetitiae.blogspot.com/2008/10/dont-believe-polls-here-are-true.html#links and will copy it all here.

Don’t believe the polls; here are the true numbers

The liberal media wants us to concede the race. I admit they have me depressed. I am praying, but I can barely listen to the news. This is because, since I moved, we no longer have Fox News, and the mainstream media are simply fawning over Obama. I should know better!

Investors Business Daily was the one who correctly predicted the results of the 2004 election. We can trust them again. They say: “McCain has cut into Obama’s lead for a second day and is now just 1.1 points behind,” Investor’s Business Daily indicates.

Its poll, conducted by the TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics, shows Obama at 44.8 percent, McCain at 43.7 percent and a large 11.6 percent of Americans still undecided.

“The spread was 3.7 Wednesday and 6.0 Tuesday” but McCain is making headway, IBD says, with middle- and working-class voters, and has surged 10 points in two days among those earning between $30,000 and $75,000.”

“He has also gone from an 11-point defecit to a 9-point lead among Catholics,” IBDD adds.

Kudos to the Catholic blogosphere, and good Catholic periodicals like National Catholic Register for keeping life issues in the forefront, and getting 19 points out of the Catholic vote.

Here [link is on the causa nostrae laetitiae site] is the American Family Association video which attempts to do the same with Evangelicals. It’s good to be allied in trying to same this nation from the worst political candidate ever to run for office. United we will overcome!!

Read the entire story here.
[http://www.lifenews.com/nat4490.html]

Thanks to Leticia at the blog “Causa Nostrae Laetitiae”! She has other good articles to read, so try to spend time there, especially in these days when I am not able to post as regularly as I’d like to do.