Today we find ourselves in the midst of an ardent fight whose consequences transcend even the fight for justice and equal treatment of the civil rights movement. In the 38 years since Roe vs. Wade was passed, over 50 million babies, unable to speak for themselves, have been denied the most basic right of all: the right to live. As Dr. Alveda King has chronicled on her blog, the fight to end abortion is THE civil rights issue of our time. Until it is won, we cannot hope to resolve the fight for any other right. Let us pray to our Lord that he may grant us the grace to fight with the courage and strength that Dr. King lived, until the fight is won.
We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’ and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did was ‘illegal.’ It was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany. Even so, I am sure that, had I lived in Germany at that time, I would have aided and comforted my Jewish brothers. If today I lived in a Communist country where certain principles dear to my Christian faith are suppressed, I would openly advocate disobeying that country’s antireligious laws.