There Can be No Truce on Abortion

Vote Pro-Life Coalition Statement
Date: October 5, 2010

Some pro-life politicians and candidates for office have drawn national attention by calling for a truce on abortion to allow them to concentrate on jobs, housing and other issues.

This is a proposal the Vote Pro-Life Coalition cannot accept. There can be no truce.

A truce would suggest there are issues more important than life, that abortion is somehow a negotiable issue. It is not. In fact, the heart and core and foundation of every issue is precisely the dignity of the human person and his or her right to life.

The Vote Pro-Life Coalition therefore reaffirms that there is no issue more important than life, and that abortion is not negotiable.

We reiterate the necessity of electing pro-life candidates; such candidates never shy away from explicitly dealing with the abortion issue.

Fr. Frank Pavone, Priests for Life
Janet Morana, Silent No More Awareness Campaign
Dr Alveda King, Priests for Life African American Outreach
Brian Scarmecchia, Ave Maria School of Law
Lisa Dudley, National Director, Operation Outcry
Allan Parker, President, The Justice Foundation.
Peggy Hartshorn, President, Heartbeat International
Patricia McEwen, Director Life Coalition International
Bradley Mattes, Executive Director, Life Issues Institute
Christopher R. Bell, MA, President, Good Counsel, homes helping mothers & babies
Monica Migliorino Miller, Ph.D., Director of Citizens for a Pro-life Society
Georgette Forney, President, Anglicans for Life and Co-Founder, Silent No More Awareness Campaign

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In the history of the world and in the personal journeys of countless Christians, the Rosary has conquered many enemies. Now, many people — Catholic and Protestant — pray the Rosary in front of abortion mills. This is especially appropriate, because in this prayer we acknowledge Jesus as the fruit of Mary’s womb. As we do so, we stand to pray for our brothers and sisters who are being torn from the wombs of their mothers. As we honor the greatest mother, we pray for the frightened mothers. As we worship God who was an unborn child, we proclaim the image of God in every unborn child.

If you pray the rosary at abortion facilities, please continue to do so; if you never have, please consider starting.

Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit; the kingdom of heaven is theirs. When the Lord speaks about the poor in spirit, He is speaking about those for whom there is no help or hope but God Himself. God is the only hope for any of us. But when we have a lot of possessions, friends, and earthly protection, we are tempted to think that those are the things on which our spirits can ultimately rely. But that is an illusion. “Only in God be at rest, my soul; from Him comes my help and salvation.” Today, nobody is more unsafe and unprotected than the child in the womb. Though father and mother forsake me, the Lord will receive me. The unborn are the poorest of the poor, and God calls us to acknowledge and bless them.

Today is the Feast of St. Faustina!

Today is the Feast of St. Faustina, to whom Jesus revealed the wonders of divine mercy.
Many of you pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Did you know that this prayer was given to St. Faustina especially because of the sin of abortion? God revealed to her that because of this evil, the world needs His mercy more than ever. He even permitted St. Faustina to suffer special pains, representing the pain of abortion. In 2003, Pope John Paul II, who had a deep personal devotion to the Divine Mercy, issued a special papal blessing to all who pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for an end to abortion, for mothers who abort, and for the conversion of abortionists. You can obtain the full text of the blessing at

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. We are blessed, indeed, if we mourn over our sins, and over the evils in the world, like the daily killing of children by abortion. When is the last time we shed tears over the shedding of blood, and wept for the lives of these babies killed and moms and dads wounded? Let us pray for the gift of those tears!
Let us ask the Lord to give us a broken heart over abortion. That’s where pro-life activism begins, because when our hearts are broken, they are humble. They are also open to the grace God wants to give us to do our part in ending this evil. And he will also give us comfort, as he brings justice to the earth.

Feast of the Guardian Angels

Each year on October 2nd, the Church observes the Feast of the Guardian Angels, and reflects on the fact that from the first moment of our existence, God assigns an angel to watch over us at every moment of our lives. Of course, this means that each unborn child has a guardian angel, too. If God cares enough about each unborn child to create that child and then assign him or her an angel, then certainly He expects us also to exercise some care and vigilance to speak up for and protect the lives of those children.

It also means that we can pray to the guardian angel of each unborn child we are trying to save, as well as to the angels of the mother and father of that child, that they will have the courage to choose life.