By Tom Quiner
Pro lifers don’t care about the baby after she’s born.
This typical nonsense was posted on Facebook once again (see above). And of course the poster is a liberal Catholic. Here is my response:
Do you really believe this stuff? At Holy Trinity [my parish], our Respect Life Group has supported House of Mercy and has conducted diaper drives.
Here’s what the largest pro life group in the country does for baby after she’s born: They work toward reducing infant mortality.
They increase the number of kids with health coverage.
They increase access to healthy food for the hungry.
They reduce the number of families and individuals forced to live in emergency shelters.
They are increasing the quantity of affordable housing units.
They work to increase fathers’ involvement in families.
Their programs increase access to quality affordable early childhood education.
They increase the rate of high school completion.
They work to increase the number of youth participating in postsecondary education or workforce training.
They’re the biggest adoption provider in the country.
I’m talking about the Catholic Church’s pro life outreach via Catholic Charities. This is where we Catholics put our money to make an immediate and direct impact on not just the pre-born, but of everyone. This gets to the heart of being Catholic.
We are called to embrace the social justice teachings of the Church which begins with the sanctity of life. Catholics believe life begins at conception. Despite liberals’ insistence that we butt out of politics, we just can’t when we see a million plus human beings killed, while they grow in the womb, each year.
Here’s what’s interesting about Catholic Charities: They serve the needy without regard to religious, social, or economic backgrounds. For the record, Lutherans, Methodists, and Evangelical Christians, to name a few, also do incredible pro life outreach after a child is born.
Watch the video below for more about the Catholic Church’s social justice outreach.