This is Sanctity of Life Week--please listen to our interview Thurs-Jan 28th with Sandra Cano of Doe v Bolton (companion case to Roe v Wade) at this audio link--click on the words 1-28-10 Abortion issue (in blue to hear it).
This is an excerpt from Nevada Life:
Leo Alexander, who was consultant to the Secretary of War and on duty with the office of Chief Counselor for War Crimes in Nuremberg, says that what happened in Nazi Germany "all started with the acceptance of the attitude that there is such a thing as life not worthy to be lived."
An elderly German man who lived through the Holocaust tells the following story:
I always considered myself a Christian. I attended a church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews; but like most people in America today, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?
A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from a distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. We became disturbed when one Sunday we heard cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews.
Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry out to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We could do nothing to help these poor people, yet their screams tormented us. We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. If some of the screams reached our ears, we'd just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more.
Years have passed, and no one talks about it much any more; but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep. I can still hear them crying out for help. God forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene.
Hopefully we are shedding our apathy in this nation--so much so that this issue has held up the health care reform that was being pushed down our throats. But there is so much more to be done. So I call out to you for help for the little ones whose cries can't be heard as they move inside their mother's womb from those that makes sure they are never heard. Please pray for strength for this nation and each of us individually to do our part.
If you are a mother who made the mistake and want to help turn the tide--please go to Operation Outcry where you can with full confidentiality sign an affidavit (initials-if you wish) as the Supreme Court has acknowledged the harm done by abortion but they need a much larger number of testimonies--your help is very much needed.
Number of abortions per year--Worldwide: Approximately 42 Million
USA: 1.37 Million (1996)