It Was a Bust

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Pro-abortion protester in front of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

As I wrote in a recent post, an organization called Ruth Sent Us called on pro-abortion activists to protest in front of, or in, Catholic churches yesterday, Mother’s Day. Well, except for a protest in front of Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City (and even that was only a larger protest than the one that takes place at the church every week), I’ve not heard any news about any protests in front of any other churches. It appears that it was a bust. Good. That means that the activists behind Ruth Sent Us don’t have the numbers or the influence to make much of a splash.

Sadly, there was news of a pro-life pregnancy help center that was set afire. A molotov cocktail was thrown into the offices of the Wisconsin Family Action headquarters, but did not explode, so another fire was set causing damage to the office. In response to the attack on Wisconsin Family Action, a reporter for Rewire, which I think is an online news outlet (I confess I’ve never heard of it, so I’m not sure) called for “More of this.” In a tweet she posted, Caroline Reilly wrote alongside a photo of the burned-out pro-life center, “More of this. May these people never know a moment of peace or safety until they rot in the ground.” Reilly received a great deal of criticism for her post calling for violence, as she should have, and she closed her Twitter account.

Abortion is the leading cause of violent death in the United States. Nothing else comes close. The fact that abortion rights advocates don’t accept that the one in the womb is a human life doesn’t change the fact that the one in the womb is a human life. Pretending doesn’t make it real. While there is a great deal of outrage over the possibility of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey being overturned, and some of that outrage has turned violent, there are signs that most Americans are not terribly worked up about the legal fate of abortion being put back in the hands of the state. I personally don’t think abortion will be a huge factor in the mid-terms, regardless of how the Supreme Court rules. The Biden administration and the Democrats in Congress have ruled over a disaster of their own making since January 2021, and the American people are feeling the crunch of inflation and the fear of exploding crime so fiercely that there is no desire to perpetuate the circus. This must be put to a stop. The only way to do that before 2024 is to take away from Biden and the Democrats control of at least the Congress. A Republican Congress can stop at least some of Biden’s policies. How we got into this mess is beyond me. We used to have statesmen running this country. Now we have power-hungry oligarchs who regard themselves as above the people they are supposed to be serving, and whose primary interest is their continued hold on power.

I pray for my country.

Be Christ for all. Bring Christ to all. See Christ in all.

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