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Human rights group floats abortion rights

Source: UN Aims to Exclude Unborn From Right to Life

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Published on Feb 9, 2015

Fr. Mark and Doug Barry highlight their most recent experiences of the annual Walk for Life West Coast.

NOTE: If you or someone you know needs help please see my blogroll for help.  See also Priests for Life for centers who can counsel you.  Your baby is important to this world and to all us.

Choose life!

“HAVE YOU HUGGED YOUR CHOICE TODAY?

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http://www.lifenews.com/2014/04/21/activists-threaten-to-create-abortion-travel-agency-in-response-to-pro-life-bill-in-spain/

The question is who is the person in question in the womb? Does
this person have rights? Are we a society that understands life
issues? Have we fully comprehended what we are doing to the world
when it comes to survival of a life?

The answer is we must always comprehend these questions and we
must also comprehend what a life truly is. We must also think
about the fact that each of us who are alive today have been given
this chance to live and contribute to society. We have not given
this right to countless others in the world. People who would
make a difference to our changing world.

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Catholic News Agency (CNA)

March 4, 2013

Red Light District by Petr Kratochvil (CC0 1.0).

Denver, Colo., Mar 3, 2013 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News)
.- Unprecedented rates of human trafficking can be traced to the rise of abortion, contraception and pornography in modern culture, says a Catholic priest who has researched the topic for nearly a decade.

“There are more people trafficked now in the 21st century than in the transatlantic slave trade in the 17th, the 18th, or the 19th century,” Denver priest Fr. David Nix said at a local Theology on Tap address on Feb. 18.

Today an estimated 27 million people are enslaved, 800,000 of whom are trafficked across international borders for the purpose of sexual exploitation and 2 million of whom are children.

When he first began researching the issue, Fr. Nix said he thought that abortion and contraception “facilitated” modern-day slavery. However, after researching the FBI’s resources on sex-slavery, he realized that “trafficking is founded upon contraception.”

The account he read cited a 2004 story from The New York Times which detailed a police raid on a suburban home in Plainfield, N.J. Acting on a tip, the city police raided the home expecting to find an underground brothel.

Instead, they found girls ages 14 to 17 who were Mexican nationals with no documentation living in what was described as a “squalid, land-based equivalent of a 19th century slave ship, with rancid, doorless bathrooms; bare, putrid mattresses; and a stash of penicillin, ‘morning after’ pills and misoprostol, an antiulcer medication that can induce abortion.”

“Honestly, whose life do you think is made easier by the morning after pill: the 14 year-old girl who is taken ten or twenty times a night, or her 40 year-old trafficker?” Fr. Nix asked the crowd.

“Contraception and abortion,” he told CNA in a later interview, “are the new slave ships upon which children are trafficked.”

Along with contraception and abortion, Fr. Nix said pornography is the one of the other “rails” of modern-day slavery. Although, “porn is the demand” he said, “children are the supply, even if you’re looking at adults.”

While not everyone who looks at pornography will be lead to the child sex trade, Fr. Nix says the industry is so interconnected that no aspect of it is isolated from the other. If a consumer supports one part, he or she is contributing to the entire issue at large.

“Every time you look at pornography,” Fr. Nix stated, “you’re making sure children stay in slavery.”

As disturbing as this issue is, Fr. Nix said he fears that Catholics will “miss the boat” in working to abolish this slave trade as he says they did in the 19th century.

“Who ended the slave trade?” he asked. “We think of people like William Wilburforce,” the English politician who helped lead the abolitionist movement.

Evangelical and Protestant groups, Fr. Nix pointed out, have had more success in freeing victims from slavery than any government organizations, as the award-winning 2011 documentary, “Nefarious,” details.

This is not because Christian groups are “better at what they do,” but rather because “only the Cross of Christ can go as deep as those wounds.”

This is because “the shame of a girl who has been raped tens of thousands of times by the time she is 15 years-old is nothing money or education can fix.”

However, Fr. Nix said, without the Catholic Church, they will not be able to end trafficking.

Although Catholics “have so much to learn from evangelicals on this topic,” he said, “they won’t be able to beat trafficking until we bring them the Mass and Our Lady.”

The Mass is essential, the priest said, because it “makes un-bloody reparation for this bloody child-sacrifice that is demon-based.”

The intercession of the Virgin Mary is needed, he explained, because “whatever she asks – God gives!”

Click to deleteDuring the time of Lent, Catholics should devote their sacrifices to the end of human trafficking and abortion, especially while meditating on Christ’s Passion since he was also “trafficked.”

“He was handed over by a friend, put in a basement, had his body abused in a different way, and finally left for dead outside the city limit like so many kids in Asia,” Fr. Nix said.

Fr. Nix said along with prayer, people can get involved by being aware of and reporting any suspicious behavior, even in their own home towns, to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888.

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/priest-says-modern-slave-trade-rooted-in-abortion-contraception/

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How the GOP can reclaim this issue

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS  

Published: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 3:57  AM

Updated: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 3:57 AM

By SE CUPP

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/talk-abortion-article-1.1205095

 

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Its time all women around the world connected for two bonds–our femaleness and our feminine genius.

We do belong on this planet.  We do count just as much as males do.  We contribute in this world and in the end with our feminine genius and subtley we bring a gentler side and dignity to a world which can seem harsh.

Women have the right everywhere to a decent education and the right to raise their families in peace.  The right to be.  The right to discern our vocations in life as well.

We owe it to ourselves and our families to be counted in this often undignified world we live in.

This isnt all one-sided—men also deserve their God given rights as well.  If I might be bold as a Christian and for non Christians we have a right to this dignity in our souls.  Each one of us has the free right to achieve in this world with whatever talents we are endowed with.  To contribute to our society as best we can with whatever resources are allowed.

Our Lord gave us this dignity when He died on the cross for us.   Its a battle and we can achieve our goals.   Perhaps someday we will have a better world to live in for us and our unborn generations to come.

 

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See story: http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/cardinal-obrien-exhorts-christians-to-wear-crosses/

We have a right to freedom of expression without interference from the government.

Peacefully we must always express this verbally and in writing to our government when our religious expression and freedoms are at stake.

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