By Tom Quiner
The Nazis exterminated 4 million human beings in Auschwitz.
Pope John Paul II visited the site on June 8th, 1979. His remarks are immediately relevant. The late-great John Paul said:
“Can it still be a surprise to anyone that the Pope born and brought up in this land, the Pope who came to the see of Saint Peter from the diocese in whose territory is situated the camp of Oswiecim (Auschwitz), should have begun his first Encyclical with the words “Redemptor Hominis” and should have dedicated it as a whole to the cause of man, to the dignity of man, to the threats to him, and finally to his inalienable rights that can so easily be trampled on and annihilated by his fellowmen?”
How easy it is to trample on the inalienable rights of man.
Governor Charlie Crist of Florida set back the cause of human dignity in Florida by vetoing a bill that could have saved human life. He vetoed a Woman’s Right To Know legislation which required abortionists to give an ultrasound test before performing an abortion.
Doesn’t human dignity demand that an abortionist fully inform a Mother on what is in her womb before it is removed?
Think about this remark by the Pope at Auschwitz in the context of abortion:
“Is it enough to put man in a different uniform, arm him with the apparatus of violence?”
Picture a doctor’s uniform, picture the tools as being a suction device.
“Is it enough to impose on him an ideology in which human rights are subjected to the demands of the system, completely subjected to them, so as in practice not to exist at all?”
We once had an ideology in America in which the human right to life was inalienable. The Democratic Party has participated in the eradication of those rights. Governor Crist of Florida has left the Republican Party and no longer feels compelled to uphold the dignity of life.
Finally, reflect on this comment from John Paul, to which I referred in a previous post (Be Not Indifferent). Again, think of it in the context of abortion:
“I have come and I kneel on this Golgotha of the modern world, on these tombs, largely nameless like the great tomb of the Unknown Soldier.”
Mankind’s aborted babies are nameless and faceless, like the unknown Soldiers we venerate. Only the Democratic Party does not venerate the aborted babies, they only pass laws to increase their numbers.
“I kneel before all the inscriptions that come one after another bearing the memory of the victims of Oswiecim in languages: Polish, English, Bulgariam, Romany, Czech, Danish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, Flemish, Serbo-Croat, German, Norwegian, Russian, Romanian, Hungarian, and Italian.”
There are no inscriptions for dead babies in any language.
The modern Auschwitz is located in the abortion mills of America and around the world, protected and funded by liberal politicians who deny the dignity of human life.
Should we give up?
Did Poland give up? No!
Did America give up! No!
Pro-lifers are at work in the trenches of America making a different. We’re not giving up.
The stakes are too high. Liberal politicians are misguided. They are motivated by power. The victory will come from the bottom up, not the top down.
When I get discouraged thinking about Governor Crist’s tragic veto, I think of John Paul’s final remarks at Auschwitz:
“Holy is God! Holy and strong! Holy Immortal One! From plague, from famine, from fire and from war … and from war, deliver us, Lord.”
I make no apologies for posting the photo above. It is brutal to look at. But don’t we need to be aware of what the violence of abortion looks like? This photo shows America’s Auschwitz. Support A Woman’s Right to Know” legislation in your state.