Settled law, super-duper precedent?


    St. Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:11, "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness but rather expose them."

    Evil flourishes when it is hidden; injustice festers when the victim is unseen. Exposing evil causes it to collapse under its own weight, as it confronts the light of human conscience. Overcoming injustice requires convincing enough people to reach a critical mass to reject it.

    Most people have no idea of the number of abortions that occur throughout pregnancy. Visit Alan Guttmacher Institute's website. The profound statistics on this website are those of the supporters of abortion.
    Deirdre A. McQuade, spokesperson for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, criticized a report on unintended pregnancy issued by the Guttmacher Institute. "Without any evidence, the report just asserts that increased access to contraception reduces the number of unintended pregnancies and therefore abortions. But that assumption is unwarranted."

    Families of aborted children speak out about how they have been devastated. Visit TESTIMONIES and read the power of their testimonies.

    Corruption in the abortion industry runs rampant. See how malpractice, fraud and sexual abuse exists in legal abortion clinics. Visit CORRUPTION to learn of abuses and violations.

    Ending abortion is clearly obtainable. Review the evidence above and place it before the conscience of everyone you meet.


    Our Lord teaches, "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you. Leave your gifts there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift (Matthew 5:23-24)."

    Those who allow abortion are not reconciled and must seek the right relationship with God. To consider the unborn a non-person and unworthy of Constitutional protection is prejudice and an insult.

    Although abortion is the legal law of the land it is not the law of God. The inalienable right to life of every innocent human individual is a constitutive element of a civil society and its legislation. The person supporting a politician that does not respect and protect human life from the moment of conception is guilty of the same moral evil. It is our responsibility and obligation to insist that our political representatives provide civil legislation respecting life and provide appropriate penal sanctions for every deliberate violation against the right to life. The inalienable rights to life must be recognized and respected by civil society and the political authority.

  • ROE v. WADE:

    Settled law, super-duper precedents?

    Behind its own verbal misguidance the substantive judgment on which it rests is nowhere to be found. The court gets it wrong and hopefully they will be willing to revisit it.

    John Hart Ely, former dean of Stanford Law School, Row v. Wade quote, "is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be. What is frightening about Roe is that this superprotected right is not inferred from the language of the Constitution framers' thinking respecting the specific problem at issue, any general value derivable from the provisions they included or the governmental structure."

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "Roe, I believe, would have been more acceptable as a judicial decision if it had not gone beyond a ruling on the extreme statute before the court. Heavy-handed judicial intervention was difficult to justify and appears to have provoked, not resolved, conflict."


    Catechism of the Catholic Church - Excerpts on Life, Abortion, Euthanasia (#2258-2262; 2268-2279) Article 5.

    Florida Catholic Conference Website - Resources including 2006 Public Policy Issues, House & Senate Bills of Interest, Legislator Contact Information, Action Alerts, Legislative Reports, Testimony and Correspondence.

    Michael B. Sheedy, Associate for Health
    Email: msheedy@flacathconf.org - Health care accessibility issues, embryonic stem cell issues, cloning, euthanasia and end-of-life care, state health planning and regulation and general health care.

    Respect Life Office, Diocese of Orlando
    Email: respectlife@orlandodiocese.org
    Telephone: 407-246-4819

  • References: Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition-The E-Scroll Diocese of Orlando-Priests for Life