In the beginning, a great God, in whose image we are
created in today, transformed, from the dust of the
earth, a man and in turn a woman, whose disobedience
cast a permanent shadow upon the soul. Through the death
and resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, man was
endowed with an opportunity for grace that beams like a
piercing light to the human race shackled by sin. It
came to be, a prophecy fulfilled.
But even today, man cannot untangle himself free from
sin. Even today, man is still shackled by his own
devices and blinded by his own ambitions. Even today,
man lives in a populated world of death, in the midst of
murderers in denial who are veiled under the pretense of
an educated title. Even today, man turns on his own, and
has chosen to persecute the most defenseless and
innocent of his brethren. And so we are obligated today,
to protect the children from the very persons who have
the responsibility of bringing them into this world.
These children were created to come into the world to
live their lives according to God’s plan. When God
indelibly wrote on each man’s heart, giving him a sacred
soul, He claimed each one for Himself. This soul in each
human being is the proof that all men, yes, all men from
conception forward, would be guaranteed the equal
dignity deserved and the rights that follow according to
both natural and common law. It is obvious today that
the world has chosen to ignore this condition, insofar
as her citizens of the womb are concerned. Instead of
acknowledging this fact, the world and witnesses to this
tragedy have turned a blind eye to the silent cries of a
methodic massacre occurring behind the closed doors of
But we refuse to believe that such cruelty will
continue. We refuse to believe that hearts cannot be
softened and that men have forever lost their conscience
to underhanded persuasions from the devil. And so, with
God as our witness, we demand for these children exactly
what each one of us has received, a fullness and
richness of life with undeniable rights.
We must speak out at all times to remind the world of
the escalating tragedy at hand. This is no time to speak
softly or to hide behind indifferentism. Now is the time
to bring the truth into the current reality. Now is the
time to unveil innocent bloodshed and invoke the name of
God in our earthly battle. Now is the time to speak for
those who were never given the chance. Now is the time
for the realization of the dignity entitled to all men,
at all stages of God-given life.
It would be fatal for the people of the world to
undermine the importance of this issue. The darkness
enveloping the minds of the oppressors will not pass
until there is a ray of light struck into the very
depths of their souls. This is not an end, but a
beginning. And those who expect a silent retreat from
the Lord Almighty and His faithful will have a rude
awakening if the world returns to business as usual.
Until the unborn are recognized to have equal rights, no
peace shall exist in this world. Rest assured, justice
will be carried out, be it in this world or the next.
But there is something to mention to those fighting in
this battle for souls, as we all stand by with a sense
of helplessness while our neighbors are sacrificed to
the will of others: In this battle to protect our young
souls, we ourselves must rise above the violence of our
fellowmen. We cannot appease our Lord by breaking one of
His commandments as a means to fix a commandment already
broken. Our protest must be vocal, but with conditions
of charity and peace. Our weapon of choice must include
the powerful Rosary of Our Lady. May she hear our
genuine plea and intercede on our behalf that God may
mercifully look down upon this pitiful race and change
the hearts of men as only He can.
We cannot fight alone.
As we struggle, we must always keep our eyes toward the
Heavens for guidance.
We cannot retreat.
There are those who have attempted to appease us with
superficial laws riddled with loopholes. We will not be
satisfied as long as unborn children are handed over by
their own mothers to be subjected to such torturous
brutality at the hands of “medical professionals”. We
will not be satisfied as long as a child is stripped of
the chance of a full and natural life. We will not be
satisfied as long as the life giving duties of God are
undermined. No, no we are not satisfied, and continue to
“hunger and thirst after justice: for they shall have
their fill” (Matthew 5:6).
Let us rise “de profundis,” out of the depths of
And even though many spiritual battles lie before us, I
still have a prayer. It is a prayer deeply rooted in
gifts of hope and faith from an Almighty God.
I have a prayer that one day the world will rise up and
live out the true meaning of its being: “And you shall
love the Lord your God with your whole heart and with
your whole soul and with your whole mind and with your
whole strength. This is the first commandment. And the
second is like to it: You shall love your neighbour as
yourself” (Mark 12:30-31).
I have a prayer that on the day of announcement of the
life created, all mothers will rejoice in the gift
I have a prayer that one day, doctors will again be the
keepers of the gift of life, assisting mothers in
nurturing the life within them.
I have a prayer that one day the world, even as it reeks
of the rot of man’s sin, will show the mercy that we
have been shown by God.
I have a prayer that all children will one day live in a
world where they will not be judged according to a
perceived burden, but by the inherent life and soul they
possess, being made in the image and likeness of God.
I have a prayer of petition today!
I have a prayer that one day, in this world, with its
“pro-choice” supporters, with its leaders unleashing the
chains under pretenses of “women’s rights” – one day in
every corner of our world, a child, no matter the manner
conceived, will be accepted and loved and allowed to
grow, to thrive, to learn, and to one day decide to
place his or her own life in the hands of God the
I have a prayer of intercession today!
I have a prayer that one day the chilled, iron hearts of
men will melt, our leaders will remove the
self-interested magnets from their moral compasses,
doctors will return the power of taking lives to God
alone, and God will enlighten many to recognize the
logical beginning of a human life at conception; for as
said by the prophet Ezekiel, “I will give them another
heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I
will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will
give them a heart of flesh; that they may walk in my
statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and
they shall be my people, and I will be their God, says
This is our hope, and this is the gift of faith that we
carry with us, rosary in hand, on our way to the
prayerful protests on the street corners of abortion
With this faith the size of a mustard seed, we will move
this mountain standing between justice and us. With this
faith, our world can be cured of this sickness of soul
that has spread throughout. With this faith, let us all
strike our breasts and exclaim with fervor, “Lord, I am
not worthy that Thou shouldst enter under my roof; say
but the word and my soul shall be healed.” With this
faith, we work out our salvation on this earth doing and
spreading God’s will, that one day we, although unworthy
ourselves, may hear the words, “Amen I say to thee, this
day thou shalt be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).
On our way to eternity, we fight for His will on earth,
that someday all God’s children will pray with new
Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy
kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in
Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us
our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against
us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from
And if God’s children are to rejoin Him for all
eternity, this must be believed with conviction.
And so Thy will be done in those countries who permit
these murders under the excuse of legality, and we ask
to be delivered from this evil.
Thy will be done in occasions of children conceived with
Thy will be done in occasions of children conceived by
Thy will be done in occasions of children conceived
under financial difficulty.
Thy will be done in occasions of children conceived
through the heinous crime of rape.
Thy will be done in occasions of children conceived who
are unwanted by their own parents.
And when God’s will is implemented upon this earth, as
it is in Heaven, when He is allowed to reign His
creation, we will be privileged to hear a different cry
from the once endangered unborn once they are finally
permitted to take their first breath:
Born at last! Born at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are
born at last!
Miss Andrea Gleason is a
twenty-five year old Physical Therapy student from Kenosha, WI.