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Says only Jesus has dominion over life

To the editor,

Last week Operation Save America (OSA) came to Rochester. Each year this organization of pro-life Christians chooses one city in the United States to bring the freeing message of the sanctity of human life and the horrors of abortion to the streets.

On their second day here Father Frank Pavone, head of Priests for Life, gave a memorial service for a 14-week-old unborn child who was obtained from a Dumpster behind an abortion mill. The baby was given a name, Daniel Pavone, and was eulogized and mourned. As we filed by the open casket, it was hard to believe that we allow, encourage, even fund such soul wrenching barbarism that kills our own children! May God have mercy on us; we certainly can’t know what we are doing! How could we choose a premature, painful and horrific death for a child we brought into existence?

Father Pavone stated in his eulogy that the abortion mind-set developed in steps. We first eliminated prayer from schools, then the commandments from the public square. Next, we separated marriage and sex with the introduction of birth control and progressed on to separate conception from childbirth by abortion.

Though we tried to eliminate Him, Jesus Christ is still the Lord, and He alone has dominion over life! As we methodically try to eliminate Him from our lives and take over His role of lord of life, our lives become more desperate, more horrid, more animal-like, and we can no longer see that we have tried to eliminate the only One who can help us, who loves us unconditionally and has created ALL human lives sacred, in His image.

We ask God through the prayers and sacrifices of the OSA to open our hearts and minds to this Truth!

Barbara Fredericks


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