Tuesday, June 2, 2009

All life is precious

I am a pro-lifer who believes that life begins at conception. I’ve spent many hours in front of neighborhood abortion facilities in a peaceful and prayerful presence, praying for pregnant women to choose life rather than abortion for their unborn infants. Recently, I had an opportunity to do so far from home and shared my experiences in this blogflection:

Hermanos y hermanas de la Ciudad de Mexico

On Sunday, I was saddened to learn of the tragic murder of George Tiller, a provider of late-term abortions (abortions performed after the 21st week of pregnancy when the fetus is considered viable and able to survive outside the uterus). Mr. Tiller was serving as an usher during morning services Sunday when he was shot in the foyer of the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas.

Many of us from the pro-life community have worked hard to promote an image of peaceful and prayerful presence in front of abortion facilities. This is in sharp contrast to the protestor and violent image that many Americans have of the pro-life community due to the distorted characterizations of this ministry promoted by the abortion industry and the media. This tragic murder keeps that distorted image alive in the eyes of many Americans.

My prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Mr. George Tiller as they mourn his tragic death. It’s also a confirmation for me to continue promoting the peaceful and prayerful presence of The Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, the pro-life apostolate with which I have been involved; to maintain a loving, peaceful, prayerful witness outside abortion centers, supporting pregnant mothers and their families with spiritual, emotional and practical assistance.

I believe that life begins at conception and ends only when God decides, and not anyone else. All life is precious.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

1 comment:

Charles Long said...

Agreed and well put.