HALO’s mission is to “promote, protect, and advocate for the rights of the medically vulnerable,” and that includes every human life “from the very first moment they are created…and throughout the rest of their lives until true death.” (See Therefore, we would be inconsistent if we did not condemn the twin abominations of abortion and infanticide.
In a tweet, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas got it exactly right:
The video of the ‘celebration’ of New York legislators as they condemned even full-term unborn children to Death by Choice is a scene from Hell. Woe to those who ignore the sanctity of life, they reap the whirlwind of Hell. Stand against this holocaust in every way you can.
New York’s new law allows abortions up until the moment of birth and removes legal protections for babies born alive from botched abortions. Planned Parenthood cheered. They will not stop pushing their deadly agenda until killing any child is a legally sanctioned “choice” and no child’s life is safe.
At a news conference on January 30th, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a physician, coldly explained what will happen to a baby who survives a third-trimester abortion.
[I]f the mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen. The infant would be delivered, the infant would be kept comfortable, the infant would be resuscitated if this is what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physician and the mother.
Imagine the doctor’s words to the mother: ”Do you want your baby to live? If not, we can make certain he dies.” That is barbaric.
The politicians who enact such laws are like dragons—monsters with ravenous appetites that must be overcome by heroes and saints. (Recall St. George.) They will never stop devouring helpless children unless we—you and I—stop them! How? We can start with a few simple (although challenging) actions.
  1. Stay informed. Know what is happening in state and federal legislatures and support—with donations and words of encouragement and gratitude—the politicians and organizations that are defending life. Also add your voice to theirs by writing legislators and/or testifying against pro-death bills and for bills which defend life.
  2. Inform others. Talk to your neighbors and friends about the reasons you oppose laws that permit abortion and infanticide. Write letters to the editors of newspapers and magazines. Raise your voice in public forums. Yes, it may be uncomfortable, but heroes and saints don’t faint from discomfort.
  3. Pray.

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