Celebrating an infamous anniversary

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This week, the nation observed the 38th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

Twenty-five years ago, Jeanne and I boarded a bus for the more than 24-hour trip to Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual “March for Life.” It’s an experience that we will never forget.

This year, two of my granddaughters, Tiffany and Victoria, who are students at St. Charles Catholic High School, along with a group of other students, boarded a bus to march in that annual demonstration to protest the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision made in January 1973. I pray that they will never forget the experience, especially the reason for the trip.

Since then, it’s been reported that approximately 50 million babies have been destroyed in their mothers’ wombs. I realize that many Americans, including so-called Christians, consider the procedure the termination of a pregnancy and the right of the mother.

President Obama, in marking

the anniversary, called the procedure a constitutional right he’s

committed to protect. He said that legalized abortion offered what

he called a “fundamental principle: that government should not intrude on private family matters.”

With that logic, incest could be legalized.

Isn’t it ironic that this week an abortion clinic in Philadelphia was called a “house of horrors”?

Dr. Kermit Gosnell was indicted and charged with running a clinic described as filthy and foul smelling. Prosecutors said that Gosnell made million of dollars

performing thousands of dangerous abortions, many of them illegal late-term procedures.

The doctor is also accused of killing seven babies with scissors when still alive after the abortion. If this information turns your stomach, it should, unless you consider it a private family matter.

No, the abortion issue will never fade away. God won’t allow it to.

If you have any questions or comments, please write to Get High on Life, Inc., P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call (985) 652-8477, or e-mail: hkeller@comcast.net.