The Abortion Challenge of Mother Teresa to Progressive America

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At a National Prayer Breakfast event in 1994, Mother Teresa who was declared a saint by Pope Francis this last Sunday even though all who put their trust in Jesus for their salvation are saints according to scripture, boldly declared to President and Mrs. Clinton and other progressives that abortion is murder and should be stopped.

“The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself,” Mother Teresa said:

And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with love and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give until it hurts. Jesus gave even His life to love us. So, the mother who is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love, that is, to give until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until it hurts.

“Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want,” she continued.

She expressed dismay that many who are rightfully concerned about children living in poverty “are not concerned with the millions who are being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers.”

“And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today — abortion, which brings people to such blindness,” Mother Teresa said, arguing that the child “is God’s gift to the family:”

Each child is created in the special image and likeness of God for greater things — to love and to be loved. In this year of the family we must bring the child back to the center of our care and concern. This is the only way that our world can survive because our children are the only hope for the future. As older people are called to God, only their children can take their places.

But what does God say to us? He says: “Even if a mother could forget her child, I will not forget you. I have carved you in the palm of my hand.”

We are carved in the palm of His hand; that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love and loved, not only now in this life, but forever. God can never forget us.

“Please don’t kill the child,” she said. “I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child and be loved by the child. From our children’s home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortion. These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting parents and have grown up so full of love and joy.”

As you might imagine this speech given to the progressive President Clinton and his wife Hillary who is currently seeking the presidency as well as Vice President Al Gore and his wife went over like a lead balloon and neither couple applauded, in fact, there was silence for a few seconds until it was broken by sustained clapping for more than five minutes, yet the Clintons and the Gores did not ever applaud.

Food for thought to challenge the godless in the barbarism of abortion from a saintly woman of God.

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