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Pro-life candidates need to be elected

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, it is time to look at the makeup of the court and how we got to this place after 50 years of abortions.

Of the six judges who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, five are Catholic. Neil Gorsuch is Episcopalian, although he was raised Catholic. With all the negativity the Catholic Church has brought on itself, it is now time to celebrate being Catholic. These judges overturned a poorly written law (in the words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg) and proved that justice and morality, in time, becomes the victor.

Whether it was the March for Life or the influence of past popes, the church has kept the sanctity of life on the forefront, sometimes so much that people believe it is strictly a Catholic thing and not a moral issue for everyone.

To date, 62 million babies have been aborted and this holocaust is not over. The fight now moves to the state level. People of all faiths, whether Christian, Muslim, Jew or other need to unite now more than ever over this single issue. People of faith and anyone with a sense of morality should heed the words of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, “The refusal to take sides on great moral issues is itself a decision. It is a silent acquiescence to evil. The tragedy of our time is that those who still believe in honesty lack fire and conviction, while those who believe in dishonesty are full of passionate conviction.”

There is so much more to do. We now have to elect more pro-life men and women at the state level, educate everyone that a life is on the line, help pregnancy centers, make adoption easier, talk about personal responsibility and bring faith to the faithless.

With all the violence in our cities, towns and schools, the words of Saint Mother Teresa ring true. “If we kill the innocent unborn, there is nothing to stop us from killing anybody else.”

Michael J. Kline

Dysart

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