Join Us on Campus for Face the Truth
We need your help. Make a Lenten sacrifice: come join us holding a sign. We’ll met at Sheridan Rd. and Foster St. in Evanston (Map) at 9 a.m. to stand in front of Northwestern until 10:30 a.m., then to Sheridan and Kenmore Ave. in Chicago (Map) to hold signs in front of Loyola from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Upcoming Truth Days are April 7, Ill. Institute of Technology and Univ. of Illinois at Chicago; May 5 at Columbia College and Roosevelt Univ.; and June 2 we’ll be at the Univ. of Chicago and De Paul. Check our schedule. Our two-week Summer Blitz tour will be July 7 through 17.
Suicide Up: Abortion Partly To Blame
Footnote: Suicide rates among young women have tripled since abortion became legal in the U. S . Suicide is now the third leading cause of death among young people, while suicide rates for Americans in general are dropping.
The Elliot Institute says there is a clear connection between suicide and abortion. Studies show that women who had abortions have a 2.6 higher rate of suicide than women who had their babies.
Papers Show Blackmun’s Worry over Roe
Harry Blackmun, who wrote the 1973 Roe v. Wade abortion ruling that has resulted in 47 million dead babies and many dead women, loved that decision. Recent disclosure in the Blackmun papers tell how he worried that in 1992 the Casey v. Planned Parenthood ruling might overturn his masterpiece, Roe v. Wade.
The vote was 5 to 4 against Roe. But in the nick of time Justice Anthony Kennedy, who had at first sided with Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Byron White, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas in favor of Casey, changed his mind and voted with the pro-aborts.
At the time rumors were flying. One said a New York pro-abortion attorney got Kennedy to change his vote; another said that two liberal nuns convinced him that women needed abortion, and another that Sandra Day O’Connor and David Souter ganged up on him to make him to join the minority. But Kennedy finally gave Harry Blackmun what he wanted, even after Rehnquist had written what was for a few hours the majority opinion to overturn Roe.
So a made-up law allowing abortion remains the law of the land. A little later the same thing happened in the Webster case. This time the Judas figure was Sandra Day O’Connor. Pray for Kennedy, whom many at first thought was a pro-life vote.
Among the Blackmun papers a card from Justice Souter, showing two men fishing, one in a row boat and one wading in hip boots; caption: “Roe vs. Wade: the Great Western Fishing Controversy.” Gallows humor from Justices who decide matters of life and death and even makes our laws.
Tell These Pols To Do the Right Thing
South Dakota’s HB 1191 intended to overturn Roe reached Governor Mike Round‘s desk, but he is being told not to sign it. He needs encouragement to sign. Call the Governor’s office at tell him to sign HB 1191. That’s 605-773-3212. Do it now.
Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives, J. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, has been sitting on the Federal Marriage Amendment ( HJR 56 ) that would outlaw same-sex marriage It was introduced in May 2002, and still hasn’t been acted on. Call his office in Washington D. C. 202-226-2976 or in Illinois at 630-406-1114. Or you can write one of his several offices in Illinois or Washington D.C.
Rest In Peace, Wally Schimick
Long-time Chicago area pro-life activist Wally Schimick died Sunday and will be waked Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at Sheehy Funeral Home, 4950 W. 79th St, Burbank. His funeral will be at Our Lady Immaculate, 410 Washington Blvd. in Oak Park at 10 a.m. Wednesday. May he rest in peace.