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…about “legal” abortion is that it is NOT safe.  Abortion proponents lie about injuries and deaths for the sake of keeping it legal. Please read “Lime 5.” Killing has a disturbing effect on the killers. Just think about it. If “doctors” are willing to kill a defenseless baby, what else are they willing to do? If it doesn’t “bother” them to kill a baby, it won’t “bother” them to maim or kill that baby’s mother. Lying about it is even easier. Crime begets crime as surely as dog begets dog.  I put “bother” in quotes because it is not human nature to be comfortable with killing. The killer will either develop bizarre coping behaviors – like avoidance or denial in the face of blatant facts – or just lose sanity altogether. No less a great person than Frederick Douglass said that slavery harms both the slave and the slaveowner…it was his experience as a slave that showed him both parties are victims of the practice. In just the same way the killing of human beings has a profound effect on those who kill them and those who witness the murder. We all readily acknowledge that our troops suffer from the violence and killing of war, which stems not only from being shot at but also killing their attackers. At least they can comfort themselves with the knowledge it was self defense. How can someone not be harmed by killing a completely defenseless child – or its mother? The truth is abortions kill and maim babies and mothers, and cause extreme disturbances in the ones who perform or even just witness these acts of violence.

…The only people who support abortion either profit from it, or else they do not really understand what goes on during the abortion process. They have never seen – or refuse to see – the senseless waste of a perfectly formed tiny human, nor the irreversible destruction of a woman’s generative power, nor the agonizing injuries and death she suffers because of the abortion procedure. No matter how “properly” it is done.

…Someone who apparently thought himself funny pulled up in front of the abortuary on Main Street and commented, “Casey Anthony was pro-choice.” The irony was he was right. There is NO difference between the murder of a little 3-year old girl and the abortion of a little three-pound infant just weeks away from birth. Would anyone really suggest that we deny the right to live to someone based on their age or size? If that is so, then they are no better than the Nazis saying the Jews had no right to live simply because they looked or worshipped differently. Nor are they any better than the slave traders and slave keepers who justified the ownership of another human being simply because of the color of their skin or the difference of their culture.

…A little child does not ask to be placed in its mother’s womb, nor does it “invade” her. It is the actions of the child’s mother and/or father who summoned its presence there. I write and/or because of there are indeed actual incidences of rape and incest, especially in the context of human trafficking. In other cases, the child’s mother willingly participates in the very act that results in the creation of a child, because she harbors the warped idea that she can without creating a child, or she has been lied to about reality and God’s purpose for “sex.” Sex is not for selfish purposes of making yourself feel better, it is for selfless purpose of giving love and giving life. But many in our backward culture are not told this truth.  The very least we can do is not make innocent children bear the punishment for their fathers’ and/or mothers’ sinful, mistaken actions.

…Pope Paul VI, commenting in his 1968 encyclical, Humanae Vitae, said, “It is also to be feared that the man, growing used to the employment of anti-conceptive practices may finally lose respect for the woman and, no longer caring for her physical and psychological equilibrium, may come to the point of considering her as a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment, and no longer his respected and beloved companion.” Nowhere are those words more true than in the abortion clinics. How many men have forced girlfriends, wives, mistresses, and prostitutes to undergo an abortion to “get themselves off the hook”? How many “doctors” have raped and mistreated patients and female employees in abortion clinics because they have no respect for themselves or the women who come to them? Sadly, you don’t have to look far through criminal records to find the answer. Sometimes you have to go no further than your own past.

…In the words of Mother Theresa: “It is a great poverty to decide a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”

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Fr. John Corapi wrote in “Spiritual Warfare” that
 
“St. Paul cautioned us in the sixth chapter of his Letter to the Ephesians that, ‘Our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in regions above…’ He was referring to fallen angels, or the demonic forces…

“We are caught in a fierce battle, the spoils of which are the souls of God’s children. As the Church teaches us, ‘The history of humanity is the story of dour combat with the forces of evil.’ St. Paul cautions us ‘not to shadowbox, but fight so as to win.’

The mission of those who pray at the abortion abbatoir on Main Street is NOT to condemn or to mock or to harm anyone working at or visiting there. That view is a fear placed in hearts by the effects of sin and the lies of the Devil.

No, the mission of those who pray is completely the opposite: That all may be saved from “the wickedness and snares of the Devil” (as in the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel),  and that all find healing and redemption in Christ.  Those who pray, pray for the conversion of hearts – of the abortionists, the employees, the women and men who enter the doors of the abortion abbatoir, their own hearts that they may have the courage to speak up and help those in need. The prayers beseech God for the strength and courage of all to turn away from the lies of Satan and be reborn in the Truth of God’s deep and abiding love for each and every one of us.

Those that enter the abortion abbatoir are seeking help from those who cannot truly help them. The Devil works through the abortionist and staff, speaking lies like “this won’t hurt”  or “this will make you free.”  The truth is that ABORTION HURTS.  ABORTION DOES NOT FREE, BUT ENSLAVES. Abortion hurts and kills the tiny, defenseless baby in what should be the safest place in the world — their mothers’ sacred womb, a precious vessel created by God to partake in His work of Creation. Not only the baby,  but abortion hurts the women – not only are their bodies mutilated, but their emotional stability, their hearts, indeed their very souls are shattered and shackled in pain.  Not only the baby and the baby’s mother, but also the baby’s father and grandparents….Do not be deceived by the differences between men and women, young and old…men grieve differently…but they do grieve. Every parent who loves their child looks forward to the day they hold their baby’s baby…and for many, knowing their child or grandchild was ripped from their beloved’s body and disposed of like garbage aches profoundly. God made our bodies and souls to give life…and our hearts to love…losing a little one aches beyond words.

This is why abortion is a sin. We all know it breaks God’s commandment, Thou Shalt Not Kill. But sin is not as simple as breaking what a nonbeliever might consider an “arbitrary” law. It’s more serious than that. By definition, sin is anything that separates us from God.   That does NOT mean that God abandons US when we sin…it’s that WE choose to abandon God. That choice means we reject all the good things God wants to give us and the special things He wants us to do.  Sin distorts our hearts and souls, cripples us with heartbreak, makes it hard to love and care for others and open our heart to God’s love.

The sin of abortion destroys the life and love growing within each person involved in the act of abortion….Abortion  is a rejection of the gift of life God freely gave us.  (Remember, the Devil is not God. God is Truth and Creator. The Devil is a deceiver and a destroyer. When we disobey God and follow Satan, Satan has NOTHING to give us but lies and destruction.)

Do you think that God wants His children to suffer the agony and death of an abortion? Do you think He wants us to “get lost” and leave home? Of  course not! God is the loving father in the Prodigal Son parable, waiting to run to us with open arms and boundless joy….if we would only walk away from sinful behavior and start on our way home to Him!  However, He will not force us to stay with Him. No,  He  generously gave us the gift of free will, meaning the freedom to choose what we will, and respects our choices, like the father of the Prodigal Son respected his choice to leave home. This is not to say there’s no consequences to our choices.  The Prodigal Son found that out pretty quick — without his father, he ended up losing all his money, going hungry, and treated worse than his father’s hired hands.

Put another way: If your mother told you not to touch the hot stove,  and you choose to disobey her, what happens? You get burned. Just the same with God…you choose to disobey Him…to sin…to separate yourself from God…well the natural consequence is that you get burned…(look who you chose to follow after all! There’s no air conditioning in Hell!)

God made us and knows what’s best for us. If the manufacturer of your car said to only use a certain type of gasoline, would you fill the tank with diesel instead? No, you would listen to the maker who knows how the machine was created. Likewise, God made us, and knows just what we need…if only we would listen to Him! If we do as He instructs us – see your Bible and pray with open heart — we’ll fire on all cylinders and realy get places…if we disobey him, we sputter and cough and stall.  God wants us to have life, and to have it to the full:

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

 God so loved us that He gave us His only Son, His precious Son, so we would not be lost to Him but saved from hell. Jesus loves us so much that He would rather die than spend eternity without us – He freely chose to give His life so we would be able to live forever in joyful union with Him, His Father and the Holy Spirit. 

May you be blessed and choose to draw ever nearer to God, the source of our life and true love.

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. –  As she left the abortion mill on Main Street with her mother, one young woman told Bill Draghi,  “I DIDN’T DO IT.”  She had changed her mind, and gratefully accepted literature on local crisis pregnancy clinics from Draghi, who prays the Rosary every day that the clinic is open for business. He counts his prayers on a string of beads that each cradle the image of a tiny, unborn baby and carries a silver crucifix to remind everyone in the clinic’s vicinity of God’s great love for us (John 3:16-17: For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.)

This latest change of heart happened during the first few weeks of the Spring 40 Days for Life Campaign, going on now through March 28. With prayers, fasting, vigils, and community outreach, the peaceful, worldwide campaign aims to turn hearts and minds away from the evil of abortion and toward choosing life.

Draghi’s story is not unique. Prayer warriors in Missouri participating in the latest 40 Days for Life campaign report an abortionist in Columbia QUIT! Other prayer warriors around the United States report abortionists at the clinic where they are praying CUT THEIR HOURS OF OPERATION! Another group of 40 Days for Life campaign participants prayed peacefully and fervently that the abortion facility would close the next day – and it did! “For nothing will be impossible for God.” – Angel Gabriel, who stands before God, to Mary, Luke 1:37

Read more good news from the campaign’s front lines at http://www.40daysforlife.com/blog/

You too can make more of these stories happen! Help save lives, body and soul, from the agony of abortion right here in Middlesex County.  Join Draghi and many others at American Women’s Services, AKA “American Wellness Center,” 228 Main St. Woodbridge, New Jersey, whenever you can for our local 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil.  Or visit http://www.40daysforlife.com/locations for the one nearest you, and sign up to peacefully pray for an end to abortion in your community.

Thank you and God bless you!
Pope Leo XIII ordered this prayer to be recited daily after Low Mass in all the churches throughout the Catholic world. However, this practice was almost completely swept away in the 1960s by liturgical changes made in the wake of Vatican Council II. Catholics in the pro-life movement have adopted this prayer.  – From the Web site Tradition in Action. For the long version of this beautiful prayer, visit their web site at http://www.traditioninaction.org/religious/b009rpMichael.htm 
 
The Catholics who pray at 220 Main Street recite the short version of the prayer three times every Saturday:
 
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle! Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.  May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.