Throughout my 20s and early 30s, I regrettably was pro-choice. Like many Americans I had been brainwashed in believing that every person has a right to choose what is best for him or herself. I didn't believe it was any of my business what people wanted to do with their lives. We live in the United States, the Land of the Free, for crying out loud! Never did I imagine how dead wrong I was in this mindset.
Towards the end of my banking career I distinctly remember siding with the pro-choice argument in conversation. I can't forget what a bank associate and friend quizzingly said to me, "Isn't that an oxymoron? I mean coming from a Catholic!" He certainly had a point. Oh my gosh! Could I be a hypocrite?
By now I think people have heard and seen the two shocking undercover videos on Planned Parenthood's top women executives caught speaking so nonchalantly about the selling of baby parts. The first woman, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, is casually eating her lunch while talking about the destruction of fetuses yet salvaging baby organs to sell them. For people who have no idea what an abortion is, these videos are mind boggling. For people who have never heard of Planned Parenthood and thought that it's just a women's clinic that saves lives by conducting mammograms, this is new news. At the end of the first video, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards comes out and says how wonderful Nucatola is.
Today is the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene. How timely and fitting her commemoration comes! St. Mary Magdalene was the sister of Martha and Lazarus, the man whom Jesus raised from the dead. She was also a prostitute, who was possessed by at least seven demons. However, Jesus had pity on her just as He has for all of us sinners and casted out the demons. St. Mary Magdalene's story of conversion is so powerful. So it is good to ask for her intercession for all those in the abortion industry like Cecile Richards, Deborah Nucatola, and those who are pro-choice and pro-abortion. Abortion is heinous, evil, and sadistic, and anyone who thinks otherwise is deeply conflicted and brainwashed (like I was). Even a small, innocent child can tell that the killing of a baby in the womb is wrong. May the Lord raise abortion leaders and supporters up from the dead. May He help them see the truth because nothing is more important than saving souls!
You may be wondering about the title "Let's Go Fly A Kite". I've been watching the movie Mary Poppins these days because of my little boy and I can't get the song out of my head. He loves the movie and the songs. One of his favorite scenes is the one with the penguins dancing in the animated sequence. He gets right up every time and dances along! If you haven't seen the movie Saving Mr. Banks, the story behind Mary Poppins, it's a must see as well. I have a wish, more like a vision. I'd love to see the day when abortion is abolished in the United States. On that wondrous day I'd love to see 55 million kites up in the sky to honor those 55 million children murdered in the wombs of their mothers here in the U.S. At least 55 million babies have been killed since Roe v. Wade. What a happy, happy day that would be and not to mention a most beautiful sight!
I urge you to talk to your children (even if they are grown) about the evil that is abortion. Have that conversation. If you don't, then they will eventually believe it is okay, as I once did. It really is a hard conversation to have because the thought of it is very saddening. Say a prayer and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in your discussion with your children. He will be your help and lead the way. Every life matters from conception to natural death and for God's sake let's instill this truth in our children.