'Roe' Betrays the Innocents - Catholic Courier

‘Roe’ Betrays the Innocents

To the editor:
 

On the Christian calendar soon after we celebrate the birth of Christ, Christmas, we have the feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28). This date commemorates when the male infants of Bethlehem were slaughtered by the soldiers of a jealously crazed Herod who killed them in his effort to kill the Christ child. Today there are many Herods, and they too continue to slay the innocents in our local abortuaries. Innocence betrayed!

 

At the end of Christ’s life, we find another type of betrayal. Pilate, the procurator who officiated at Christ’s trial, knew Christ to be innocent of the crimes brought against Him, yet he washed his hands of any responsibility for Christ’s death. Popular public opinion became his operative instead of following Truth. We are perhaps more like Pilate than Herod. We turn our gaze away from the abortuaries in our midst and say that we wouldn’t have chosen to kill our child, but after all, it is lawful in our country to do so. Hands washed, truth put aside, and again we’ve betrayed Christ.

 

Thirty years have passed since the infamous decision of Roe vs. Wade made abortions legal in our "one nation under God!" Isn’t it time to stop the betrayal of innocence and of God?

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