Dear Advocates for Life,
January is pro-life month and I was contacted yesterday by a young Catholic mother of four, under seven, who shared an experience we all can learn from. I applaud her as a standard for all young mom's, busy with children and protecting their eternal souls and challenges making a budget stretch and knew it was the right thing to step up and speak out for the unborn.
Here is the letter she has allowed me to share, sent to Bill Post, from KYKN 1430 am . He apparently is someone that she feels cares and respects.
I am a regular listener to your radio show and recently had an experience that bothered me. I'd like your opinion. Yesterday I picked up Salem Monthly to peruse and lo and behold, saw this advertisement.
Oregon Women Lead
invites women to honor the
37th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Friday, January 22, 2010 from 5-7 PM
at our inaugural monthly Pro Choice Happy Hour
Speakers: Bonnie Heitsch, Lori Warner,
& Jacqueline Zimmer
The Founders of Planned Parenthood in Salem
enjoy your choice of Delish' no host nibbles
Britta 503-399-9099 or Cindy 503-588-8713
Marco Polo Restaurant 300 Liberty St. SE Salem
300 Liberty St. SE Salem
Lots of easy parking
Now, I am an Oregon woman and I see nothing to celebrate in the tragedy of Roe v. Wade. I think they should rename "Oregon Woman Lead" - "Oregon Lead Women"- because any woman who believes that she, or anyone else has a right to kill the life in the womb must have a heart made of lead.
I was sickened at the thought of these women munching on their "delish nibbles" at a Happy Hour celebrating such a tragedy.
So, I did what any "normal" prolifer would do. I first called the organization. One line was busy, the other seemed like a woman's personal voice mail. Then, I called Marco Polo restaurant and asked to talk to whoever was responsible for reservations. I believe I talked to the owner of the restaurant, and English was not his first language.
I talked very calmly and clearly, saying that I wanted to voice my objection to the pro-abortion group that was meeting there on the 22nd. He did not seem shaken, and seemed to understand what I was talking about. He said that they treat everyone equally, and asked for my name and phone number. I calmly explained that I believed that having this group celebrate at this business was equivalent to hosting Ku Klux clansmen, or a Nazi organization. These people were meeting to plot the destruction of more human life; and I wanted to be a voice for life. He could not have been threatened by my phone call unless he completely misunderstood what I was saying. We hung up cordially; or so I thought.
About 45 minutes later I got a phone call saying "Is This Faith?" (my first name) I said, "Yup!" and they hung up. An hour later a policeman called, saying some "goob" had called a restaurant- it was a possible prank. I told him that I did indeed call a restaurant to voice my complaint over an organization that was meeting there. He wanted to make sure that there wasn't going to be a protest. I told him that I should not be getting contacted by the police for making a simple phone call, and if there was a protest that would be an entirely different matter, and the police should deal with that if that happened. He then wanted my full name and date of birth. He treated me as if I was a threat and a problem, and would not let me finish a sentence without trying to interrupt me. You know, as if someone else was in the room and he wanted to act as if I was yelling or acting beligerant. He finally said "I'm hanging up now", and did.
I feel as if my rights are being stripped away; as if being pro-life suddenly nullifies my voice. My name is now under a case number- I am filed away- to be dealt with as they see fit.
After this happened I looked at my children and for the first time REALLY started worrying about what kind of world they will inherit. The fight has become personal now. If people don't see life as a gift and treasure in itself; anyone is expendable. The aged, the handicapped, any children over the one child limit, or anyone who doesn't agree with the government, the list can go on and on. The leap from a woman's right to kill the life within her to the government forcibly taking that life is very short.
God bless you in your fight for what is right and most respectful to human life- it is a comfort to have you on the air.
(VOCAL held back last name and contact info but I'll forward any messages to her. )
The website also has a picture of Kate Brown, Secretary of State, the head of Planned Parenthood and Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Oregon Schools. Planned Parenthood is firmly entrenched into the schools leading more kids to their door to prey on them.
Let us remember those in Haiti, suffering and dying. We pray for them and cry for them. They are far away and we can't see them, but we love them. Just as we pray and cry and love the unborn. Let us pray for those Oregon women who have hardened their hearts into "lead".
There are opportunities to rally for life this Sunday at Pioneer Courthouse Square from 2 until 3 sponsored by Oregon Right to Life http://www.portlandproliferally.com
and remember the march with Precious Children of Portland before the rally...go to http://sites.google.com/site/preciouschildrenofportland/home/walkandrallyonjanuary172010
Thank you Faith for being faithful to your name and your Lord and your children.
The Most Important Person
on earth is a mother. She
cannot claim the honor of
having built Notre Dame
Cathedral. She need not. She
has built something more
magnificent than any
cathedral–a dwelling for an
immortal soul, the tiny
perfection of her baby’s
body ... The angels have not
been blessed wtih such a
grace. They cannot share in
God’s creative miracle to bring
new saints to Heaven. Only a
human mother can. Mothers
are closer to God the Creator
than any other creature; God
joins forces with mothers in
performing this act of
creation ... What on God’s
good earth is more glorious
than this: to be a mother?
– Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty
God Bless you and yours,
Voice of Catholics Advocating Life
PO Box 458
Sublimity, OR 97385
Member of the Catholic Media Coalition "In line with the Church, on-line with the World". www.catholicmediacoalition.org and www.reformcchdnow.com