Pray to end abortion

Friends in Christ, in 2008, Michelle Stepney was pregnant with twin girls; during her pregnancy, she was feeling a lot of kicking going on down there. A visit to her doctor showed some disappointing news: she had developed life-threatening cervical cancer; the doctors said that all the kicking was the babies kicking away at a tumor that was growing there. According to the doctors, this saved her life, because otherwise they would never have known about it.
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Then the doctors told her, she should have a hysterectomy to be sure to get all the cancer, and that means aborting the twins. She refused. “I owe my life to my girls, she said; ‘I could never agree to an abortion.’ She agreed to have low-level chemo-therapy, ultimately giving birth to her healthy babies.
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Friends, today, January 22nd, the Church in the United States is asked to do penance and pray for an end to the sin of abortion. This is the day our country legalized the killing of babies who are inconvenient. Today, hundreds of thousands of young people are marching in Washington in the March for Life, but it will not be big news in the newspapers. Enthusiastic teens there, are determined that this nation will once again protect innocent children from abortion.
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There is a vast culture of death that has taken hold, and many very powerful people are trying to expand the culture of death. But the resistance of we pro-lifers has been amazing, and we aren’t going away. It’s true, that abortion is really only a symptom of the poison and the twisting of the soul of society. People want ultimate freedom – they call ‘freedom’ the right to do whatever they want, with no consequences.
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Indecent and filthy lifestyles are promoted as freedom; pre-marital sex is taught to be normal; but what about the consequences? ‘I didn’t want a baby!’ ‘We have a solution for that too, says the world, we’ll take care of it.
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Our society – well, we want our cake and eat it too. We want license to do what we please, but please, take care of the consequences for me. We live in such a way, that we get what we want, how we want it, when we want it.
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Until we start to know what it means to accept consequences for our actions – little babies will have to die, so that we can live as we please.
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Let us offer some penance today for our country, for a conversion of society. So that Jesus Christ will begin to reign here, and bring life, to our law and our land.

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