Right to Life News and Highlights:
Chuck Bismack , Pro-Life Chairman
PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN:
O Father, forgive us for our lack of courage and our want of compassion for the unborn and for those lost and hurt by abortion. Fill us anew with your Spirit. Renew our minds, strengthen us in righteousness, help us be people of salt and light within our Nation. May every human being, from conception to natural death, be treated with the respect due those made in your image. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Lord God, I thank you today for the gift of my life, and for the lives of all my brothers and sisters. I know there is nothing that destroys more life than abortion. Yet I rejoice that you have conquered death by the Resurrection of Your Son. I am ready to do my part in ending abortion. Today I commit myself Never to be silent; never to be passive; never to be forgetful of the unborn. I commit myself to be active in the pro-life movement, and never to stop defending life Until all my brothers and sisters are protected, and our Nation once again becomes a Nation with liberty and justice not just for some, but for all, Through Christ our Lord. Amen!
In 1994, Mother Teresa of Calcutta India addressed The National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C.
"And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? as always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love.
The father is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. The father is likely to put other woman into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion."
The Committee worked 54 hours on a project to raise funds in support of The House of Ruth, a local independent facility, which actively performs anti- abortion activity. They provide substancial aid to a woman who chooses to bear her child rather than abort it. This is done by teaching parenting,providing pregos clothing for mom as well as baby clothing, diapers and other equipage necessary for babies. The committee distributed 150 baby bottles to be filled with cash,wrote 4 articles for the church bulletin, printed signs and delivered addresses to the congregation at weekend Masses. Finally, they delivered collected cash filled bottles and diapers and baby formula to The House of Ruth. This project has not yet ended; but, at this time, we are reporting income of more than two thousand dollars.