This week, holy and Catholic Ireland voted in overwhelming numbers to overturn the existing ban on abortion in Ireland. This is not good. Since 1983, the Irish Constitution had guaranteed the protection of the unborn child within the womb—that guarantee of protection is no longer. In the name of “progress,” the Catholic people of Ireland have willingly and sinfully separated themselves from the fundamental and most basic of all Catholic teachings: the defense of innocent human life at conception. This should send a shiver up your spine. This is the beginning of the “slippery death-slope” for undesirables. Ireland had always been a bulwark in the defense of the Catholic faith. With this sinful and fatal decision, we see the cancerous apostasy of an absolute Catholic principle that is fundamental to the ancient faith. It is no less than a revelation of the infiltration of Satan upon the ancient church of St. Patrick. I ponder how might the child-in-the-womb have voted?
We in America have become “used to” abortion on demand. Making something legal does not make it moral. In 1865, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution made slavery illegal. While once legal, slavery was never moral. Since 1973, abortion has been the legal law of the land and commonplace, but never has it been moral. About 1 million innocent children per year are murdered in the womb here in the United States. Of those numbers, the majority are Black children; 19,000,000 innocent Black children have been aborted to date. Presently, the number of abortions by African American women in the United States is well over 1,000 every day; that is a rate of about 5 times more African American children exterminated than non-Black children. Played out over these many decades, this has resulted in a catastrophic loss of life to the American Black community. The American Catholic writer Michael Novak, who died this past year, once calculated that “Since the number of current living Black people in the United States is about 36,000,000, the missing 16,000,000 represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America’s Black community would now number 52,000,000 persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.”
One could ask the question: is this not some diabolical plan? In 1939 a prominent and ardent supporter of the Ku Klux Klan had targeted the African-American community here in the United States. In 1939 she wrote these words: “The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through religious appeal. We don’t want the word to get out that we want to exterminate the Negro population.…”
I hope those words horrify you! I don’t even like typing them. Those words were written by Margaret Sanger who started the movement that would become known today as “Planned Parenthood,” the largest provider of abortions in America—paid for with your tax dollars!
Here’s what I can’t understand: recently a medical doctor in Virginia was convicted of “fetal homicide” and to serve 20 years in prison for poisoning his girlfriend’s tea, causing her to lose the 17-week-old child within her womb. How, then, can we convict him of murder, when America has declared the child-in-the-womb to be a non-person? According to abortion supporters, what is in the womb is not a human life, but merely “tissue.” For the last 40 years America has declared and lived by the law that this is not a human life. If it is not a human life, then why is this man convicted of homicide? What crime has he committed since it is only a blob of tissue?
I believe one day America will awaken to the revelation of what this is: an American Holocaust. Many were silent during Auschwitz, many were silent to slavery, and many are silent to the American Holocaust of slaughtered children offered on the altar of Satan.
And now Ireland, where they celebrate the death of babies and dance in the streets.
– Fr. Gerard Gordon