Flag Raisings!

In Billerica, the Ostrowski family was blessed to witness an amazing flag raising! Their town was permitted to fly a beautiful Pro-Life flag, calling attention to the very important necessity of protecting human life from the very beginning! Below is a video of the event!

Flag raising video; awesome sweatshirts!! 🙂

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Some Exciting News!

The beginning of the school year brought about an amazing change to the Pro-Life League! We have managed to put our billboards around our towns and cities, spreading the message in a Post-Roe America! As a school, we have begun weekly 5K runs wearing the LifeRunners jersey. Feel free to join us: Wednesday afternoon for the boys and Friday afternoon for the girls!

Friday run, directed by the Dragas Family!

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Pro-Life Annual 5K Race

Our 2023 5K Race for Life was a major success this year! A great big thank you to Cecily Rochman, who brought in the most sponsors for our event, and congratulations to our winners.

We run to be a witness to those who see us, so that they can come to learn the truth about the abortion mills. Planned Parenthood needs to be exterminated, and the only way to do that is to offer prayers and sacrifices while publicly standing up for our beliefs. With the grace of God, and the help of Jesus through Mary, we pray that the evils of abortion may soon end in our country and that we restore the rights of all men, women, and children, both born and unborn.

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Pro-Life 5K Race 2023

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Pro-Life Chalk Competition

The Students For Life have issued a Pro-Life art competition. Participating individuals are to submit their chalk designs made on pavement and the best piece wins a prize. The Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League is competing as well. So far we have two entries completed.

For more information on this challenge, please visit the article posted by Students For Life: https://studentsforlife.org/

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Lenten Prayer Campaign

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, SJB Pro-Life League along with Bishop McManus hosted a prayer campaign at Planned Parenthood in Worcester. Along with the students, many others also participated in this peaceful protest against the evils of abortion. It was such a fitting time due to it being the season of Lent when we must offer both prayer and sacrifice. This campaign will certainly not be held in vain.

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2022 March For Life and Thank You Video

January 21, 2022, after a year without the annual March For Life in DC, IHM School was happy to make an appearance once again. Braving the elements of January weather, these members of the Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League trudged through the streets of our capital, spreading awareness to the horrors of abortion. The trip was a success and everyone returned home safely.

Also a huge thank you to our patrons who were able to make this trip possible. You are fighting for an amazing cause!

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Upcoming Events [April 2022]

We have two major Pro-Life events that are to take place in April, which all are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!

APRIL 1ST — Doctor Pat Castle, founder of Liferunner Organization, will be a guest speaker at MacIsaac Hall. For those wishing to attend, the presentation begins at 1:45 pm.

APRIL 26th — Annual 5K Pro-life run. All are welcome to run or walk for such a great cause and patrons are accepted.

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A Visit From Students For LIfe

October 25, 2021, Miss Mariah McCarron of the Students For Life campaign was invited to Immaculate Heart of Mary School to inform the members of the Pro-Life League of Pro-Life apologetics. She did a wonderful job in teaching us the proper way to further ensure the plea of the Pro-Life cause. At the end of the event, Miss McCarron was introduced to the 2021-2022 officers and director for the Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League.

For those further interested in the work done by the Students For Life, a link to their website is provided below:


SJB Officers and Director with Miss McCarron
SJB Officers with Miss McCarron

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40 Days For Life Prayer Campaign with Bishop McManus

October 12th, 2021, Immaculate Heart of Mary School Students, proud members of the Saint John the Baptist Pro-Life League, were seen praying in front of Planned Parenthood, located in Worchester. Bishop McManus also joined the prayer campaign, leading those present in the Rosary and the Divine Mercy Chaplet. Despite the opposing forces–both visible and invisible–the students were not moved but continued to stand fast.

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IHM October Bazaar

On October 9th, 2021, the annual fall bazaar was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary School. During this day of festivities, the Pro-Life League was hard at work, distributing popcorn as a fundraiser for the upcoming March For Life trip to Washington D.C. Business boomed and many donations were made! In addition to the fundraiser, we were privileged to meet two families who had just welcomed a new member! What a great way to strengthen the Pro-Life cause!

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Pro-Life March and Poster Contest, Worcester, MA 2021

In January 2021, students and faculty of the Immaculate Heart of Mary School marched down Main Street in Worcester, along with many other pro-life citizens, to protest the aborting of innocent young children. Below is a great video of the event put together by Brother Anthony.

The Diocese of Worcester, around the same time as the March, launched a Pro-Life poster contest for grades 7 through 12. Immaculate Heart of Mary School had many great entries. Caroline Towne (Grade 7) and Agnes Sales (Grade 8) each won prizes on the Diocese level.

Below is a slideshow of all the IHM Pro-Life poster entries.

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To Awaken Conscience – Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, Ph.D.


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Vaccines and Covid19

Vaccinations have become a huge moral issue especially with the talk of a Covid Vaccine in the works. To get a better grasp on this issue, we can look to Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who made a few statements about vaccinations including those with fetal parts. Here is a link to further investigate this alarming controversy –

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The Pro-life League Contest

This year a few of the juniors and seniors had a great opportunity to make it into the final rounds of the St. John the Baptist Pro-life League public speaking contest. This contest was designed to help students defend the Pro-Life league. I had the great honor to help think of this contest and to participate in it, along with other members of the Pro-Life League. Everyone should have the chance to be the voice for the voiceless.

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Looking at the Pro-life World

This article was written by M.D. Coronavirus and the Pro-Life Cause A few months ago, no one gave any thought to the new virus which is now called COV-ID 19. Now it has become a worldwide pandemic that is extremely … Continue reading

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Abortion Vs. COVID-19

This article was written by an IHM senior (K.O.) Every Human Life and Freedom  According to worldometers.info as of today, April 21th, 2020, the worldwide number of deaths through suicide this year, at 327,588 lives, is greater than the combined … Continue reading

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Special Olympics at Assumption College

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This short article was written by K.O.. About a month ago, on March 7th, a few of the Brothers, Dr. Panek, the boy’s Eagles basketball team, and a couple of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Students and parents were able … Continue reading

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Pro-Life Essay

This essay was written by T.W., our first-place winner of the 9th and 10th graders Pro-Life Essay Contest. Since we were children, our parents and the Catholic Church taught us to respect humanlife. All through our childhood, we honored and … Continue reading

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Fight For Life!

This essay was written by N.H., our third-place winner of the 9th and 10th graders Pro-Life Essay Contest. Life. The value of it. I’ve been thinking about how much life means. To the people I love. To me. Every day … Continue reading

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Interviewing Alexander

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Students at IHM School had a wonderful privilege of speaking to Alexander Tschugguel via Skype on February 13, 2020. Alexander is the young man from Vienna who threw the idolatrous Pachamama statues into the Tiber. Now he directs the St. … Continue reading

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Alumna Speaker

B.V. is an alumna of Immaculate Heart of Mary School (2012) and currently the Assistant Director of Pure in Heart in America as well as the director of formation for Pure in Heart nationally. (Pure in Heart is an international community of young adults, ages 18-35, who proclaim the virtue of chastity and uphold the dignity of every human person.) Here you see B.V. speaking to the high school girls at IHM.

Thanks, B.V., your words were inspiring! Thanks for coming!

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Opening Speech

This speech was given by the St. John the Baptist Prolife League president. (M.D.)

     Good Morning! Thank you all for being here today at our first Prolife assembly of the 2019-2020 school year. I consider it a great honor to be head of the St. John the Baptist Prolife League, and I am eager to continue working with the new vice president, the new treasurer and the new secretary in the future. We re off to a great start this year, with three major events which have greatly contributed to the success of our Prolife League in particular. 

     First, our trip in September to pray outside Planned Parenthood went very well, despite the disturbances on the sidewalk. Thank you to all those who led the decades, hymns, and prayers. I am grateful for your participation. Our Vice President and I were interviewed by the press later that day on why we were praying on the sidewalk, and we were able to give witness to the Prolife cause, which was a very good and rewarding experience. The article was later posted on Facebook and got a lot of comments, both positive and negative. That experience made me consider more deeply why I am Prolife, and I think that it is good for all of us to see whether we are sincerely committed to taking a stance for life.

    At the bazaar this year the Pro-life league received a record-breaking $1100, a huge success. We got a lot of signatures to stop our tax money from going to Planned Parenthood. Thank you to everyone who helped at the Pro-life booth or who went around asking people for signatures.

     Our most recent event, going down to Worcester and praying with the Bishop, was also very successful, and there were no verbal disturbances that day, although the construction company picking the same hour to work on Pleasant Street. I wonder, if it could have been more than just a coincidence. It was so good to see so many people praying there, including students from other schools in the area.

     This year, I would like to ask you to participate when we have a Pro-life event, whether it be helping at the pancake breakfast or leading a decade of the rosary when we go down to Worcester. It is not always easy, but your efforts contribute in some way to the success of the Pro-life movement, which is greatly increasing, especially with the David Daleidan trail in California. For summer reading this rear we had to read a book about Catholic Street evangelization, and I greatly admired the people in the different stories for their moral courage in fighting for what is right and leading others to the truth. While we as students might not always have the opportunity to verbally contest the right to life, we can participate in small ways and prepare ourselves for when we do get challenged. We live in a society that has forgotten what true love is, and we need to show that we do care for others who do not have a chance, especially unborn babies.

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Update in the Pro-Life World

It is to Our Lady, that we need to pray to so that people see the wrong of abortion.

This speech was given by one of the high school students at IHM.

        Here is just a little update of the Pro-Life movement that is spreading throughout the world. A few days ago in Brisbane Australia, there was a billboard put up right next to an abortion clinic. This billboard was advertising the new movie ‘Terminator’. Now if people consciences were not on the guiltier side then this billboard would mean nothing to them. however since we all kno0w what goes on in these clinics this ‘Terminator’ billboard caused a bit of an uprising. 

     It was reported that an employee of the clinic said: “It is unfortunate and obviously inappropriate.” Why would these people care if a poster for evil killer robots was outside a “woman’s health clinic.” It only goes to show that these people know what they are doing is wrong, and that it goes against moral standards.

     Another thing I would like to share is how normal people are taking a stand in there everyday life. In February of 2019, a couple from Virginia saw a sign that said New York had just legalized abortions up to birth. When they saw this they were heart broken. This couple decided to make a sign that said: “Please don’t abort, we will adopt your baby”. They posted a picture of themselves holding the sign on their Facebook page and very soon this photo went viral. One woman contacted them to adopt her baby, but do to the couple joy, the woman decided to keep the baby instead of letting the baby be adopted. Now this couple has helped many women who have contact them about adoption there baby.

     Some may think that their prayers and showing up outside an abortion clinic does not do a lot. But this is wrong. there is a proven 75% no show rate when people are standing outside the clinic praying. Every time you pray to defend the unborn, you help to save lives little by little. Even if we do not see the result, it is there. If we pray for these unborn babies, God will take care of the rest.

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Turning the Tide

Speech was given by Vice-President.

   The Pro-Life cause is one very close to my heart and I am very excited and grateful to be Vice President this year. Some of the great things are going on in the Pro-life world right now and it is our duty to continue the fight to end abortion in our culture. it is tough but we can do it as the angel Gabriel told Our Lady: “Nothing is impossible with God”. Some of you may know about the signature drive going on right now to end taxpayer-funded abortions. Planned Parenthood is raking in the cash right now – our cash – our tax dollars – and that needs to stop. With your help, it cans top – soon!

   We need to turn this tide of innocent blood by prayer and sacrifice, and lots of it. I encourage you to offer your daily rosaries or decades for the Pro-life intention. What do I mean by that? Ask God – beg Him – to have mercy on the souls of mothers, father, abortion workers, innocent babies and all those struggling with difficult decisions right now. The importance of Prayer cannot be stressed enough, for, although we are told time and again in todays culture that nothing is impossible.We must remember that ultimately we are in God’s hands. We can’t rely on our own strength. we can and will win this battle, but not o n our own terms and not on our own strength and not because nothing is impossible, but because nothing is impossible with God.

I’m looking forward to a great year of working together towards our goal of ending the culture of death and fostering a new culture of life in our society. Thank you! Now I would like to turn the talk over to out President.

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Pro-Life League At IHM Bazaar

Some of the high students helping out with the Pro-Life booth.

Some of the students helped out the Pro-life booth at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Bazaar. The goal of this event was to raise money for the students trip to the march for life. Also they were trying to get money to stop tax dollars for paying for abortions in MA. 

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Johnny Apple Seed Festival​

Some of the students of IHM and two sisters of the St. John the Baptist ran booth at the Johnny Apple Seed Festival. The goal was to obtain signatures to stop tax dollar paying for abortions in Ma. The Pro-Life League worked with other adult volunteers involved in the signature drive.

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IHM Prays at 40 Days for Life.

Students out front of Worcester’s Planned Parenthood

All of the high school students and teachers from IHM went to the Forty Days for Life to pray out front of Planned Parenthood in Worcester, MA. The purpose of this was to pray the rosary for the souls of the unborn babies, for the parents of theses unborn babies and also for the workers for Planned Parenthood so that they will see the wrong in what they are doing.

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Separation of Church and State

Separation of Church and State

The idea of Church and State have been a great controversial between Catholics today. Many Catholics have the wrong idea that the Church have power over the State will lead to corruption and violence, but this is entirely wrong. In fact, it is the completely opposite of what the unity of Church and State has to offer for civilization. The Church has always been a center of morals in the past, it retained virtue and spread the faith to the hearts of many, and the importance of the role of the Church in checking the actions of the State can only be clearly seen when it is lost.

 The Church and State should not be viewed as a rival for power and control, but rather two systems of governments, one material and one spiritual, that work together to maintain peace and morality in a nation. The State makes the laws and the Church verifies if the law is ethical and complies to the Ten Commandments. Laws, however, that are political and are not related to the teachings of the Church, should be separate from the Church. Such situations are for example, road policies, the bank, and postal services. In a similar way, the activities of the Church should not be interfered by the State. For example, the State cannot impede in religious education, ordinations of priests, the application of the sacraments, and any other spiritual duties of the Church. In a way, the relation between Church and State is like a leash and a dog. The dog can walk on the sidewalk, but when its trays towards the road or into the woods, the leash pulls back on the dog to prevent it from going there and harming itself. The Church will intervene the actions of the State for the good of the State and for the good of its people (“State and Church | Catholic Answers”).

In history, the partnership between Church and State have shown very evident signs of its benefits. One case of this was Spain. The Hapsburg kings and queens of Spain were great rulers not because they were powerful monarchs, but because they shared their power with the Church and respected its authority. During their conquest of the New World,Spain was especially successful in their work in the New World. Spain was able to overthrow the Aztec emperor and the demon gods through Cortez, freeing the people from a system of oppression and giving them a more humane way of life.It established a prosperous trade with the New World, instituted a mutual relationship between the native Americans, and was able to spread the faith all around through missionaries. All of this was not directly because of the Church, but by allowing the Church and religion to be the center of a nation,it meant that all the actions exercised by the Hapsburg king and queens reflected the virtue and morality in which the center, the Church, upholds. Another example is France. Although the Bourbon rulers of France were not as religious as the Hapsburgs of Spain, they still respected the authority of the Church and many of the French population were devout Catholics who practiced and up-held the Catholic faith and its traditions. On the other hand, Great Britain, who separated from the Church and had its center mainly for its own wealth did not spread the faith in the New World. Many British hated the Catholic Church. They also oppressed the indigenous people, putting them into slavery and taking their land. A State with a heart of the faith reflects charity and virtue, but a State with a heart of wealth only reflects greed and self-love (Carroll).

When the State refuses to obey the words of the Church and ignores its teachings, it loses its morality. The effects of separation from the Church can be seen clearly in history and its effects are still being felt today. Immediately after the French Revolution, was not a time of freedom, equality, and fraternity as promised, but a time of oppression,poverty, and terror. The peace and prosperity that the Hapsburg rulers established in the New World for three centuries were spoiled by the liberal revolts.After this came the rise of communism and power hungry dictators, which lead to world wars, violence, and suffering. The modern world today is no different from the Aztecs, who were looked upon as uncivilized savages for sacrificing millions of people to their demon gods, since it has sacrificed more than a billion innocent babies for its own convenience and pleasure. The once predominant voice of the infallible Church is drowned out and overcome by schisms and naturalism. Separation of the Church from the State plunges the world headlong into a deep pit of sin. Nothing good can ever come from erasing God and His teachings from daily life. (Carroll).

God is the highest authority. He is The King of all kings. Jesus said to Pilate, “Thou wouldst have no power at all over me were it not given thee from above” (John 19:11). Every government today is the same. All power is from God and it must be used for His own glory. The Church does not use its power to hinder the State, but instead to point it into a direction of the well-being of its people; both body and soul. When the voice of the Church is ignored by the State, only death and suffering will be the outcome. However, when the Church and State are united, it results in peace and prosperity because the power that is given by God to man is used for a greater good in which it was intended.

Works Cited

Carroll. Christ and the Americas. Tan Books & Pub, 1997.

The Holy Bible: Old Testament in the Douay-Challoner Text; New Testament and Psalms in the Confraternity Text. 1950.

“State and Church | Catholic Answers.” Home | Catholic Answers, www.catholic.com/encyclopedia/state-and-church.

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Roe v. Wade, America’s Most Unconstitutional Law

Roe v. Wade, America’s Most Unconstitutional Law

            The court case of Jane Roe vs. Henry Wade could be considered as the most unconstitutional case ever reaching the supreme court. Jane Roe, whose real name was Norma McCorvey, wanted an abortion. She claimed to have been attacked by a gang in Georgia, and she wanted to not be responsible to have the child from the attack. Years after the court case she appeared on the channel ABC for an interview. When asked if this is actually how she got pregnant, she admitted that the information for the pregnancy of “Jane Roe” was not accurate. This proves that the law allowing millions of children to die each year was brought about by lies. The estimated number for the number of children that die each day in the United States due to abortion is 3,000. That means that about1,095,000 children die each year in the United States alone. (How)

            On January 22,1973, 7 out of the 9 Supreme Court justices agreed with Justice Blackmun’s decision to side with Roe. The two justices that disagreed were Justice Rehnquist and Justice White.To prove that Roe v. Wade was constitutional the first section of the Fourteenth Amendment was used. (Carroll)

Section 1. of the Fourteenth Amendment states:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States,and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States;nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” (LII)

            Roe v. Wade has three major flaws.It is unjust, unconstitutional, and undemocratic. It is unjust because it is the outright killing of an innocent human being. Abortion stops the heart beat of an unborn child, and the child cannot do anything about it. A University of St. Thomas law professor, Michael Stokes Paulsen said this about the court decision, “The right created by the Supreme Court in Roe, is a constitutional right of some human beings to kill other human beings.” The abortion rate in America peaked at 1.6million abortions per year in 1990. The rate has slowly decreased since then but it is still unacceptable that abortion is even legal. (Stark)

            It’s also unjust because it denies the baby the title “human”. It makes it seems as though the baby is just another limb of the mother. People who are for abortion often use that argument. Another common argument is that the fetus is a parasite. The definition of a parasite is, “an organism living in, with, or on another organism in parasitism.” (Parasite) If you interpret it to mean that an unborn child living in the womb of his mother is a parasite, then you could easily interpret it as a child. A child cannot do anything for itself for years until it is old enough to get a job and provide for itself. Each unborn child has a different DNA than its mother. If something has a different DNA then you,you have absolutely no right to murder it.

            Roe v.Wade is unconstitutional because it violates the Fourteenth Amendment, which abortion advocates claim prove it is. In the Fourteenth Amendment it guarantees the right to life. If you have an abortion, you are depriving the child from that right. One of the two justices that did not want the Roe v. Wade, Justice Rehnquist, said, “the Court necessarily has had to find within the scope of the Fourteenth Amendment a right that was apparently completely unknown to the drafters of the Amendment. The only conclusion possible from this history is that the drafters did not intend to have the Fourteenth Amendment withdraw from the States the power to legislate with respect to this matter.”(Stark)

            Thomas Jefferson, one of the founding fathers of our country said, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of a good government.” Now the government recommends the taking away of life from an innocent human being. In certain cases, where the mother seems as though she will not survive, doctors recommend an abortion. Many times, they say that there has to be one or else the mother will die. When mothers refuse abortions in these circumstances, often the children are born healthy or with minor flaws. No matter what their flaws are, human life is too precious to

            Roe v.Wade and its companion case, Doe vs. Bolton, are undemocratic because they both made all the previous democratically decided abortion laws in every state in accurate and illegal to follow. After the case every state had to follow the nation wide policy. This give the states limited rights and the federal government much more. The other justice against Roe, Justice Byron White, said this: “The Constitution itself is ordained and established by the people of the United States. Decisions that find in the Constitution principles or values that cannot fairly be read into that document usurp the people’s authority, for such decisions represent choices that the people have never made, and that they cannot disavow through corrective legislation.”(Stark)

             With all of the problems Roe v. Wade, its eventual collapse is evident. Nothing with so many flaws could possibly last permanently. Murder is never okay, whether it be to an unborn child, a newborn, or a toddler. Saint John the Baptist and Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.

Works Cited

“15 Of the Greatest Pro-Life Quotes of All Time.” LifeNews.com, 2 Jan. 2017,www.lifenews.com/2013/09/03/15-of-the-greatest-pro-life-quotes-of-all-time/.

Carroll, Anne W. “Roe v. Wade.” Christ in the Americas, TAN Books, 1997, pp. 417–420.

“How Many  Daily Abortions in the U.S.?” Love Will End Abortion,love willendabortion.com/how-many-daily-abortions-in-the-u-s/.

LII Staff.“14th Amendment.” LII / Legal Information Institute, Legal Information Institute, 17 May 2018, www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv.

“Parasite.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parasite.

Stark, Paul. “The Three Fundamental Problems with Roe v. Wade.” Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life | Pro-Life News and Information, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life | Pro-Life News and Information, 26 Jan. 2018, www.mccl.org/single-post/2017/01/20/The-three-fundamental-problems-with-Roe-v-Wade#.

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Roe v. Wade is Unconstitutional

Roe v. Wade is Unconstitutional

            In the year 1969, Norma McCorvey, a woman from Texas, wanted to have an abortion. She was the daughter of an alcoholic mother and frequently got into trouble. She had already given birth twice and given up both babies for adoption. At this time abortion was legal in Texas  but only for the purpose of saving the mother’s life. After unsuccessfully trying to get an illegal abortion, she was directed to two lawyers; Linda Coffee and Sarah Weddington, who had been looking for a case like this to challenge the laws restricting access to abortion. Norma, who was now called by the name Jane Roe in order to hide her identity,  sued the District Attorney of Texas, Henry Wade in 1970 and finally went to the Supreme Court.  (Summary)

 On January 22, 1973, the  Court declared that a woman’s right to make her own medical decisions, including the choice to have an abortion, was protected by the Fourteenth  Amendment. It also concluded that the Constitution requires states to permit abortion for any reason. American people are not allowed to legally protect human beings in the womb from acts of violence that kill them, as long as the mother gives permission. Likewise, the court decided that in the first trimester of a woman’s pregnancy, the mother could decide if she wanted an abortion. In the second trimester, the government could determine abortion although it couldn’t ban it in order to protect the mother’s health. In the third trimester, the government could forbid abortion if the fetus could live unless it is to save the mother. (Stark) (Three)

The Fourteenth Amendment impart states, “ No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law;nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This means that all human beings have the right to life, or have the right to be heard of what they think. Any baby who is killed because of abortion, is denied that right. (14th)

 The Supreme Court based their decision on this Amendment. But, as it is stated above, no state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property; and the Court used that to make their decision. Right there is a contradiction. The Supreme Court is saying one thing while the Fourteenth Amendment, created by our Founding Fathers of this county,is saying another. As the Court ruled, one has to assume that the Fourteenth Amendment is to prevent Americans from protecting unborn children and that the Fourteenth Amendment means something different from what the American people decided on when it was written. In the 1800’s, the legislature of Ohio wanted to pass laws banning abortion. Just a few months before, during the same legislative session the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified. This proves what the Fourteenth Amendment really states. If the legislature of Ohio wanted to pass laws banning abortion right after the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified, then they must have known what the Amendment was aiming at when it described that no state shall deprive any person of life. (Stark)

In conclusion, the Court’s decision of Roe v. Wade was unconstitutional because it went  against the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified  to save lives not to abolish them.Before this case, abortion was illegal, except when it was to save the mother.But this incident opened the doors to abortion, making it legal in the United States. Furthermore, abortion is wrong and it is murder, and we should think of all the unborn children today who do not  have a chance to live and to work for their Creator.  “ Before I formed thee in the womb of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.” Jeremias 1:5  (Stark) (Three)

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Roe v. Wade: A Modern Controversial Topic

Roe v. Wade: A Modern Controversial Topic

Roe v. Wade was a major Supreme Court case in 1973 in which “Jane Roe,” the assumed name of Norma McCorvey, sued her local district attorney in Dallas, Texas, Henry Wade,for refusing to permit her to have an abortion whenever she wanted. “Roe”claimed that she had this right by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

The14th Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges…of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law….” “Liberty” does not necessarily imply privacy, as the Supreme Court understood it (liberty). Liberty, as they understood it meant that anyone could do anything he wanted to, and that if a woman wanted to be rid of the “inconvenience”of an extramarital or otherwise unwanted child, and she were not allowed to,that would be depriving her of her “liberty.” The definition of liberty as I,as a Catholic, understand it is doing what we wish while following the natural law. The Constitution actually says nothing whatever about privacy,but when the 14th Amendment guaranteed the idea of liberty,Justice Harry Blackmun, pro-abortion justice on the Supreme Court, said that that was “broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy (Carroll, 419).”

The “right to privacy,” according to Janet Smith,originally meant simply the right “to have such things as one’s journal or conversations kept private (Adkins).” However, after that was established, the Supreme Court used the right to privacy as a “wild card that permits the courts to advance a very liberal…agenda (Adkins).” This means that, by the right to privacy, not only abortion, but also homosexuality and contraception are permissible. However, we are not at liberty, by the teachings of the Catholic Church, to commit these great evils.

A woman has just as much liberty to get an abortion as she has to murder someone, yet the government denies her that“right,” for the simple reason that murder is wrong and evil. The U.S.Government could just as well deny a woman the “right” by “liberty” to have an abortion as commit homicide, and if it could be proved to the Government that abortion truly is evil, then it might prohibit abortion completely and permanently.

It is known that the United States Constitution says that all men have the right to “Life and Liberty.” Therefore,if it can be proven that unborn babies are life, then they, by the same document whose 14th Amendment supposedly has the ability to sign away their lives, are protected and, if killed, born or unborn, are really civilly murdered.

The case of Roe v. Wade had some strikingly childish and ignorant arguments. For example: Texas, a state which was predominantly against Roe, said that life begins at the moment of conception and that therefore the unborn have as much right to legal protection as the born. The Supreme Court’s response was that that “ ʻdifficult questionʼneed not be resolved [and that man’s knowledge is not developed enough] to speculate the answer (Mayer).” This does not follow for two reasons. First,this is not a “difficult question.” The fact that life begins at the moment of conception had already been determined before 1973, and therefore, man’s knowledge was certainly “developed enough” to know this. Also, the principle by which men should really go is better safe than sorry. The example given in the above-cited article by Mr. Peter Kreeft is, if a hunter sees movements in the thicket, but is not sure if it is caused by another hunter or a deer,would it not be better not to shoot in case it is a hunter? By the same reasoning, if the
Supreme Court was right in saying that man does not know whether or not life begins at conception, would it not be advisable to preserve that unknown existence in the event that it is alive? However, that would be needless anyway because we today know for a science-proven fact that life absolutely does begin at the moment of conception (Mayer).

In addition to the above fact, the whole concept of “my body, my choice” can be easily disproved today by modern science. When unborn babies have been studied and examined, it has been shown that they have DNA, and, what is more, their own unique DNA. That makes them their own, separate, individual human beings with their own bodies. As well as this, pregnant women, as a general rule, do not have four arms, four legs, and two heads. So the pregnant woman cannot say“my body, my choice” because it is not her body!

Roe v. Wade is unconstitutional, according to the Catholic Church, because when the Supreme Court decided that it was perfectly permissible for “Roe” to have an abortion if she so wished, they were either 1) obeying the Constitution but denying that the unborn fetus was a human, or 2) admitting that the unborn baby was really a living human but denying it the rights granted it in the U.S. Constitution.

A little-known fact about the case was that McCorvey (“Roe”) did later become a devout Catholic, left her highly-paid job at an abortion clinic, and eventually became a great leader in the pro-life movement, which shows how even the most stained souls can be drawn back to faith by God’s grace (Mayer).

In conclusion, Roe v. Wade was unconstitutional because the United States Constitution gives all living men and women the right to Life and Liberty. One who denies a woman an abortion is not violating her right to liberty, because liberty is not just doing what we want to, but doing the will of God freely. Roe v. Wade violated the right to Life because we know, and even the secular world had known for over half a century, decades before Roe v. Wade,that all human beings, born or unborn, are Life, created in the Image of God.

Adkins, Annamarie. “Janet Smith on the Right to Privacy.” EWTN Global Catholic Network: Catholic TV, Catholic Radio, and Catholic News, 17 Oct. 2008, www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/zjansmithpriv.HTM.

Carroll, Anne. Christ and the Americas. TAN Books and Publishers, 1997.

Mayer, R. (2017, February 21). Seven Important Facts to Know About Roe v. Wade | Catholic Answers. Retrieved from https://www.catholic.com/magazine/online-edition/seven­important-facts-to-know-about-roe-v-wade.

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Stops Aztec Satanic Rituals AND Planned Parenthood.

Our Lady of GuadalupeThe year is 1487.  The place is a little settlement in what is now Mexico, known as Tenochticlan, capital city of the Aztec empire.  It is here that the most brutal and vicious act ever known by man is performed: that of deliberately slaughtering helpless people.  The Aztecs believed that in order to satisfy the wants of their gods, they were required to make a sacrifice of human life.  Thus, in the year 1487, thousands of unwilling victims were dragged to the top of a pyramid, laid upon a flat ritual stone table, there to have their chests cut open, and their hearts ripped out.  Their bodies were then thrown down from the top of the pyramid.

It sounds horrific and gruesome, and is repulsive just to think about it.  Yet it sounds frighteningly familiar.

Now the year is 2011.  The place is a little building on a street in Worcester, or Fitchburg, or any other city in the United States.  Once again, it is here that the same brutal deed is occurring: taking the lives of thousands of unprotected people.  In our own day, many Americans believe that in order to satisfy the wants of their own passions and desires, they must reject human life.  Just like the Aztec human sacrifices, abortion slaughters thousands of people every day.  Upon a flat operating table the victim is placed, there to be taken from its mother’s womb and its body to be thrown away.  However, in this instance, the situation is much worse.  The horrific crime of abortion requires the consent of not just a complete stranger to the defenseless victim, but that of the victim’s own mother.  The victim, a tiny baby not yet born, is voiceless in the decision of its own life, relying on its mother to save it and keep it from all harm.  Unfortunately, it is, not always, but often the mother herself who abandons her child to the knife of the abortionist.

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Eighth Annual Pro Life Essay Contest WINNER!

The Effects of Abortion on Our Society

By Veronica

Brother and Sister
Brother and Sister

 It was a crisp, clear January morning, the first week of the New Year. The cool air brought about by the mild winter made for a pleasant start for the new workday. Two Department of Public Works workers from Milford, Massachusetts set off in their garbage truck to collect trash going along their usual route. Halfway through with their daily routine, the men made a horrific discovery; one that would strike the state with tragedy and remorse. Continue reading

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