Fr. Scott A. Haynes
Gianna Jessen is an abortion survivor. The hit movie October Baby was loosely based on her life. In this video, Gianna was speaking at Queen's Hall in Parliament House (Victoria. Australia) on the eve of the debate to decriminalize abortion in Victoria.
Excerpt from a Letter of St. Barnabas (2nd century)
Love your neighbor more than your own life. Do not kill an unborn child through abortion, nor destroy it after birth.
St. Teresa of Calcutta (20th century)
There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience.”
We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, or of hatred…If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?
Didache 2:1–2 (1st century)
The second commandment of the teaching: You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not seduce boys. You shall not commit fornication. You shall not steal. You shall not practice magic. You shall not use potions. You shall not procure an abortion, nor destroy a newborn child.
Pope Benedict XVI (21st century)
The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right -- it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society.