Tuesday, January 27, 2009

‘Life Prizes’ award winner urges pro-lifers not be discouraged

Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, on Friday was awarded one of six Life Prizes at a gala at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Speaking about the pro-life movement, he encouraged pro-lifers to persevere and insisted that Catholic predictions about societal decline had proven correct.

Doerflinger spoke in an interview with Kathryn Jean-Lopez for National Review On-Line. In the interview, he encouraged pro-life Americans not to “despair and give up.”

“Our situation is similar to what it was in 1993: the White House and both chambers of Congress basically against us on the abortion issue. Our opponents thought they would soon reverse the Hyde amendment against federal abortion funding, begin funding destructive human embryo research, and pass the Freedom of Choice Act,” he told National Review Online.

“None of these things happened, and President Clinton’s repeated vetoes of a ban on partial-birth abortion only kept the horrors of abortion before the public’s eyes and increased pro-life sentiment. If we persevere, we will again show that the pro-life message is here to stay.” Article.


Joe said...

We can persevere but in the meantime millions more children will lose their lives. We are back to where we were in 1993. In sixteen years we have made little progress. We still have virtually unlimited violence against unborn children. We could end up facing the same situation again in another 16 years.

We must get our act together and this time we must prevail. We must set up the situation for a huge victory over the Democrats and abortionists in 2010 and 2012. This time we must succeed and stop the killing for the sake of generations to come.

Christine said...

You've won an award :)


Bevy said...

Thanks for the encouragement!

Leticia said...

This is good to hear in times of darkness, thanks, Jean.

Carolyn said...

How about if we only allow abortions for people under 18 and make the rest of them illegal. BUT abortions are compulsory for minors. Any takers?