|The blood gives some semblance to the truth|
Texas's legislature introduced a bill that would ban abortions after twenty weeks, and regulate
That's perfectly reasonable. 'Only' three-hundred and twenty-five abortions were performed past twenty-two weeks in Texas according to recent figures. Now, I say 'only' because one abortion is one too many. And, a few years ago, Planned Parenthood and its allies loved to talk about making abortion "safe, legal, and rare."
That all changed in the last two years. During that span, Planned Parenthood stopped using the term 'pro-choice.' It's too limiting. So what on earth does that have to do with it being "safe, legal, and rare?" Well, for one, it helps to deflect valid criticism from pro-life people that ask, "Well, what constitutes rare, and in what cases are you wholly opposed to abortion?"
Now, abortion's morality depends on the situation, and that means any and all restrictions on abortion are unreasonable attacks on the right to have an abortion on-demand. Forget about the right to privacy that keeps the government out of a woman's life! Abortion is legal in this country throughout all nine months of pregnancy. We have the fourth-most liberal abortion laws in the world, behind our northern neighbor Canada, Russia, and the People's Republic of China. Casey vs. Planned Parenthood, in Justice Kennedy's decidedly un-Catholic reasoning, gave us a situation where the state could not require spousal notification laws, but parental notification laws are constitutional. For years, Kentucky has battled pro-abortion lawyers who try to hustle kids over to Indiana where the law is less restrictive.
Normally, I would never send you to The Blaze. It's too partisan and often just plain wrong. But, they picked up a video I had been waiting for. Peaceful demonstrators sang 'Amazing Grace' in the Rotunda during the afternoon of yesterday (July 1). Well, the Enemy exposed himself, finally. "Hail, Satan!" The video is here.
Now, I'm sure the majority didn't actually mean to call on Lucifer. But they did. In a sign of how evil our society has become, a Twitter search revealed people saying, "Hail, Satan!" when a stranger says, "God bless you." EEEEEEKKK.
There is a photo of a little girl holding a quite vulgar sign about government involvement in the life of females. It brings to mind this verse from Matthew.
In 1884, Pope Leo XIII issued prayers to be said following Low Mass. First they were for the temporal sovereignty of the Church, then "to permit tranquillity and freedom to profess the faith to be restored to the afflicted people of Russia." They were suppressed in 1964 in the instruction Inter oeumenici. It is time for their restoration! It's been far past time, actually. The prayers are as follows:18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me; 6 but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,[a] it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened round his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
- The recitation of three Hail Mary's.
- The recitation of the Salve Regina
- The recitation of the prayer for conversion and liberty of the Church (O God, our refuge and our strength, look down with mercy upon the people who cry to Thee; and by the intercession of the glorious and immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God, of Saint Joseph her spouse, of the blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and of all the saints, in Thy mercy and goodness hear our prayers for the conversion of sinners, and for the liberty and exaltation of the Holy Mother the Church. Through the same Christ Our Lord.)
- The prayer to St. Michael the Archangel
- Pope Pius X allowed the recitation, three times, of "Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us."
- Prayers as custom allows. At Guardian Angels, we pray the prayer to our Guardian Angel.
Back to the photo with the bloody smocks, and the lie about back-alley abortions. Lots of people pointed out State Senator Wendy Davis's pink sneakers worn during her thirteen hour filibuster to close the first special session (also killing a bill that would give mandatory life terms to seventeen-year olds convicted of capital crimes and a transportation bill...). They apparently are a sign of her being a women. Well, here's a pic. To me the pink is not her femininity, for abortion is grossly a-feminine, but the blood of aborted babies that she stands in and defends.
Oh, and yeah.
Reporter from major Austin news channel taking interviews of pro-lifers inside the capitol said "y'all are examples of decorum" #Stand4LifeYou should follow that feed and the feed of Texas Alliance for Life to keep up with the legislature, as House Bill 2 moves to the full House! I am of the understanding that the legislature took a recess until July 9, but I digress there.
— Deirdre Cooper (@DeirdreCooper) July 2, 2013
I have seen so many accounts of violent threats. Several female staffers and legislators were given the very nasty "I hope someone rapes you," line and one sponsor had to have men hang out in his office all day to protect the female staffers. The rape line was also made to the daughters and wives of several male legislators. (I thought rape was a part of patriarchy, which abortion is not a part of, and that these people are opposed to. I'm confused by the
Our Lady in her Immaculate Conception, pray for us.