Informed Choice: Should Catholics Campaign For Televised Abortions? 

 From Herald Scotland…

The Catholic Church has opened a “pro-life office” in Scotland to co-ordinate a campaign against abortion in a move described by pro-choice campaigners as a “backlash” after the Republic of Ireland voted to overturn a ban.

One of the country’s most senior Catholic clerics, Archbishop Leo Cushley (pictured below), cut the ribbon at the campaign hub in Edinburgh three days after the referendum in the Republic which delivered a landslide victory for the repeal side , by 66.4 per cent to 33.6 per cent…

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Herald, Archbishop Cushley said the new pro-life office at the Gillis Centre in Edinburgh would aim to build a “democratic consensus” around “legislative change” in Scotland, where it is legal to end a pregnancy during the first 24 weeks...

Archbishop Cushley said: “One of the many lessons of the recent referendum in Ireland is that those of us who seek to promote a culture of life have a distance to go in terms of winning over hearts and minds to the pro-life cause and that, really, is one of the key tasks of our new pro-life office.
  Source – Herald Scotland

Comment:

If  people see the reality of abortion – if they see the “products” of abortion – arms, legs, heads, various organs – lying in dishes in what has been, for that baby boy or girl, a death camp, the pro-lifers will soon “win over hearts and minds”.  Until then, the pro-life organisations will go on paying for premises and glossy brochures (not to mention salaries) that make not one jot of difference to those same hearts and minds.   

Various operations have been televised – click here for a list – so why not abortions?

Instead of worrying about presentation and not upsetting anyone, the pro-life activists must come to realise that it is ONLY by upsetting the pro-abortion lobby and the wider public that they will have any chance of ending the State-sanctioned murder of the unborn  in the UK.

Just think of the publicity, the headlines, the TV interviews, the radio discussions, if, instead of announcing a new office, Archbishop Cushley had announced the launching of an important and very serious campaign to give women genuine choice by allowing us all to see abortions being performed. Tact and Diplomacy hasn’t worked, and it won’t work now.  In fact, it never works. Just ask Pontius Pilate…

 

50 responses

  1. oH YES …….The pro death camp just love the way we pussy foot around hence the horrific situations we are in ……..their lies are exposed by images of these poor slain babies thats why they cause the courageous ABORT 67 so much grief they will do anything from filthy placards ,homo flags ,knives and kicking ,slashing stamping on to cover them up .and threats ….Oh lovely pro lifers who do not reply complain etc and almost apologise for speaking out ……look at the bullish pro deathers who congregate and go for it ……so sad and saturate Parliament with petitions ,letters etc
    It may not be in pro life people to go to these lengths but 50 horrific years of death and destruction have done nothing WE NEED ACTION NOW NOW NOW
    We have great numbers we have voting rights we have pens and computers we must not STOP …Please please help

  2. No chance of A late term Abortion being shown on mainstream TV especially not the Pro Abortion Pro Homosexual Transgender BBC nor would it be shown on ITV and no chance on Channel 4 . Off course there should be a late term Abortion shown but which TV Station would do it . It also amazes me that many Catholics think an Abortion is just some sort of thing like going to the toilet they don’t want to know. As for the Referendum in Ireland last week would it have made a difference personally I think not . In fact am sure that the front runners for Abortion would have made out that it wasn’t real and was just more Catholic Propaganda. Ed i don’t know if you read on LSN about the amount of firms who actually use flavour enhancement from Aborted Babies. Personally i was shocked. I knew of course that God Forgive The Saying. That as far as the Abortion Industry ( and it is an industry) is concerned That Nothing Is Wasted but was shocked that many of us take part in a sort of Cannibalism . Firstly without our consent and secondly without knowing. If one had to buy a Chewing Gum which was the most product using Abortion and it said on the side that this Gum has Abortion Enhancement flavouring am sure we would be sick . In fact the whole thing reeks of Satanism. Am sorry if I went off of topic but I personally was disgusted to know that these Multi National Firms use Aborted Baby Parts it’s completely sickening.

  3. I agree that televising the gory, barbaric details of an abortion would have a huge impact on the culture of death, the culture of disposable babies, the culture of convenience, the culture of self-gratification, the culture of “choice.” The women who are killing their babies, the “doctors” who perform these unspeakable acts of child sacrifice, and the narcissistic fools who describe this as a woman’s right, don’t want to face the horror of what they are doing. The don’t want their consciences disturbed, let alone the consciences of the public. An informed conscience, after all, is a big taboo these days.

    This reminds me of a conversation I had with a woman friend years ago on the way into one of our beautiful Catholic Churches. We had to walk by a large crucifix with a life-sized bloody Corpus on it in order to get to the door. My ultra-liberal friend shook her head and opined that children should never have to look at such a bloody sight, as it would scare them.

    I replied that countless children had been inspired to love Our Lord by looking at this same image. Then I sarcastically remarked, “Oh, you mean those same children who were fortunate enough to have lived all the way to childbirth, instead of being aborted by their mothers?”

    Needless to say, that friendship didn’t last very long…

    I wonder if there are any old Hollywood movies on the subject of child sacrifice. If so, those should be dug up out of the vaults and shown again…frequently.

    • RCA Victor,

      Great post – I am in full agreement.

      I’ve had that same conversation with more than one person and I always say that kids today are up to two in the morning watching horror movies, so they’re not likely to be upset by a crucifix.

      • Lily,

        Spot on. I have heard the same criticism from so called Catholics about teaching children about Hell. A year or two ago, one woman, a member of a group from Edinburgh who were praying the Rosary at Glasgow Cross to mark the Feast of St John Ogilvie, was chatting to my teenage Great-Nephew, who was stunned when she said that she disapproved of teaching children about Hell, too frightening for them!

        She was no spring chicken, so should have known better – for one thing, she should have known that Our Lady showed the three Fatima children a vision of Hell, which WAS terrifying, but, er, isn’t that the whole point of Hell?

  4. Madame Editor,

    I see in the news that First Minister Nicola Sturgeon proposes to encourage immigration into Scotland on the basis that the over-65 population is forecast to increase in coming years by about 25% whereas the working population is forecast to increase by 1%, meaning that Scotland will be unable to support its elderly citizens – hence the need for more immigrants.

    It would be very interesting in, say 20 years time, to compare (if only it could be measured) how many Scottish babies had been lost due to the use of contraceptives and legalised abortion against how many immigrants had been encouraged to arrive to make up the forecasted shortfall in the budget for the care of the elderly. My guess is that the lost Scottish lives would easily outweigh the flow of immigrants. Those young and patriotic lives would have easily balanced the books, had they been allowed to be conceived and to live.

    And so, once again, we see how mankind, in his wish to do his own thing, has failed to see the wisdom God in the great order of things.

    On this evening’s National news there is talk of Retirement Homes and Nursing Care Agencies having to tell residents that care for their residents can no longer be guaranteed once the residents’ money runs out. To my eye, that will lend fuel to those who are calling for Euthanasia – if you cannot pay, you will have to be put away.

    All this suggests that the televising of the abortion process, with no faded-out shots as the dismembered body parts fall out into the sluice pan, ought to be allowed, and should be compulsory viewing in School biology lessons too.

    • Leprechaun,

      Bravo! What a brilliant post! I agree totally with you and it is obvious that abortion leads to euthanasia. It’s the same thinking behind both – inconvenient? Get rid.

  5. Absolutely, abortions should be televised – without a doubt.

    The public would be horrified, as I’ve seen young men being horrified when they stop at an Abort 67 display and say they had no idea it was a real baby. Without a doubt, the television of abortions, of all types, would change people’s minds – except those who are already well aware and don’t care.

  6. We seem to be of one mind, so far. I think televising these barbaric operations would really make a massive difference. We really COULD have a proper debate then, as the issue was be black and white; either this is a human being with arms and legs etc, or it’s not. If it IS – well, can we really justify the killing… under ANY circumstances?

    • Editor,

      I think showing the reality of abortion is very powerful. Clearly the supporters of this evil simply put the actual details of it out of their mind.

      When I was at school they used to show “The Silent Scream” to 5th and 6th year pupils. This really drove home that abortion is murder.

      • Petrus,

        I couldn’t agree more. The reality of what happens during an abortion would be extremely powerful.

        I saw the Channel 4 list of operations already shown, and I know there have been childbirths shown so there’s really no justifiable reason why they can’t show an abortion as well.

      • Petrus,

        I remember the Silent Scream – it was not easy to have it shown in schools. They really do work hard to hide the reality of abortion.

  7. Theresa Rose,
    That is interesting. I suspect that working in the abortion industry in any capacity will eventually cause some sort of mental disorder – human beings surely can’t go on committing or witnessing murder and not be adversely affected by it. Years ago I used to work in a job centre. The local abortuary used to place advertisements for cleaners (I would never submit anyone to these vacancies on grounds of conscience – that was accepted by management at the time, but I doubt if it would be now). Although the abortuary paid top dollar for cleaners – way above the local average, I noted that they could never keep staff and were always re-advertising. I strongly suspect that those employed just couldn’t stomach it after a while.

    • Westminster Fly,

      that’s very interesting about you working the job centre etc. I admire you for refusing to send people but I think you would be front page news these days if you did that. It’s extremely interesting that they couldn’t keep staff. I can’t imagine the horrors of cleaning up after abortions. It makes me shudder just to think of it.

    • WF,

      Very interesting – I’ve never thought about that before, the impact on non-medical workers of working in the abortion industry. That’s really thought-provoking.

    • Wendy, I agree, that’s a magnificent article from Abort 67. I’m only surprised he doesn’t call for televised abortions! I think, though, that he would be for that, since he gives graphic pictures of aborted babies.

      He is so right, that the Irish result should be seen as a call to action – I would say “real action” – not a irretrievable defeat. Well said!

      • Yes and the two Archbishop Martins’ have got plenty to say about the Pope’s visit.I just cannot get my head around this World Meeting of Families and the outcome of the Referendum. It is an absurdity how they can now CELEBRATE FAMILIES !

        • St. Miguel,

          Other end of the telescope: the purpose of this WMF is not to celebrate families as we know and understand the term, it is to legitimize the perversion of families. Hence the appearance of Fr. Martin, the Church’s champion of perversion.

          Confirmation, in other words, of Sr. Lucy’s statement that the Devil’s final assault will be on the family. Who would have suspected that the Church would be contributing her troops to the wrong side of this war?

          • RCA Victor,

            I more or less agree with you although I think the rationale is more likely to be along the lines of “keeping up appearances”. If they can pretend that they are still valuing “the family” and the idiotic, religiously illiterate laity can be rounded up in sufficient numbers to make a show, then they can push, by stealth almost, the evil concept of “different types of families”. Thus they can camouflage the reality of what they are actually doing, which is promoting homosexuality and other deviances (cohabitation etc).

            Definitely, this whole Irish debacle is clearly confirmation of what Sister Lucy said about the diabolical disorientation to come which includes the devil’s final attack on the family.

            Wake me up when it’s all over…

            • Editor,

              Thanks for filling in that detail. The subversives and their useful idiots have been using this same trick since Vat. II and before: introduce disease under the cover of health.

              (Come to think of it, there are those who claim that vaccines do the same thing….)

          • RCAVictor, ~ ‘LEGITIMISE’ is the operative word…this past few decades has seen the worked example of the ‘boiling frog’ scenario.

            This is phase 1, more or less complete.

            Phase 2 is the capitulation to abortion and the Irish Archbishops are appearing to legitimise this…sick of the mealy mouths, taken out of context, badly edited piffle which emanates from such Churchmen.

            Phase 3 is the same as 1 and 2 but this time it WILL be assisted suicide.

            Phase 4, Euthanasia on demand and finally it will be COMPULSORY….Laudato Si, Climate change, save the planet, mother earth worship aka Gaism, earth resources, strain on NHS, burden on the YOUNG workers.

      • Tirrey,

        Why not attend as our very own Catholic Truth reporter – give us a first hand account which we can rely on as wholly accurate for reporting both on this blog and in the newsletter? The usual six figure salary is on offer £000.000

        The Scots Bishops have already encouraged the faithless faithful here to attend, but it speaks volumes that the types who will attend that scandalous gathering would have nothing to do with us, considering US to be “extremists” – Father Martin will be “nice” or “a great guy” or “a wonderful priest”, “compassionate”.

        So, Tirrey, we’re relying on you!

        • Madame Editor,

          Your revelation of the six figure salary you claim to offer to reporters on your payroll reminds me of a comment by a Society priest relative to those who consecrate themselves to the service of the Blessed Virgin Mary, viz: “the wages are zilch, but the pensions are out of this world!”

  8. I definitely would like to see the TV companies showing an abortion – it would definitely change hearts and minds, who have blocked out the reality of what abortion actually does, which is kill a child.

      • Editor, the worldwide perception, especially now in the media, is that the Catholic Church is eventually going to capitulate on abortion. This is NOT being corrected from the top down. Priests like James Martin SJ are plugging their books and NEVER being silenced. The ‘deliberately’ poorly catechised since V2, assume that priests like Martin are speaking on behalf of the Church. I wonder what James Martin’s views are on abortion?

        To see women dancing in the streets celebrating Abortion in Buenos Aries yesterday was sickening…..and NOT a word from Rome!

        This World Meeting of Families in Ireland is the pinnacle of mockery of the Holy Family.

        Yesterday there was a minute’s silence for the loss of life at Grenfell. Clerics falling over themselves to lead prayers (tv cameras everywhere). A train driver stopped his train for a minute to commemorate the dead. Hymns,people in the street lighting candles, vigils etc. What struck me was the value that people (rightly) hold for LIFE and yet the majority of the grieving would statistically STILL be pro-abortion…I just don’t get it.

  9. Thank you to everyone who let their friends know about the current push from the abortion lobby in Parliament and asked them to get on-board with receiving our action alerts. (If you have not had a chance to do this already, please click here where you can see our last update and follow the link to email your friends.)

    This week the abortion lobby are running a large online and in-Parliament campaign trying to force the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to fast-track the date that the draft Domestic Abuse Bill is brought forward to Parliament so they can hijack this Bill and amend it to introduce their extreme abortion proposal to Parliament. If they are successful, we could see the introduction of one of the world’s most radical abortion regimes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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  10. I urge everyone to sign this important petition addressed to the Home Secretary – who is being inundated with pressure from pro-abortionists to extend abortion provision
    – it’s really urgent that we all sign as soon as possible. The pro-abortionists are working all-out for their diabolical cause.
    https://www.citizengo.org/en-gb/lf/163001-stop-abortion-birth-northern-ireland

    But note, you need to click on the button in the bottom right hand corner of the page, acknowledging the data protection law, before your signature will go through.

    • Notice the sheer arrogance of the Irish Government – “Any question of ethos is for the college”. They really are the bottom of the barrel.

      • Petrus,

        Spot on – their PM is coming across as utterly arrogant. It’s a measure of how bad things are in the Church that he was invited to any Catholic institution at all, let alone a teacher training college. What on EARTH were they thinking of to invite such a man?

  11. Just signed the petition to the Home Secretary and have forwarded the e-mail to others to sign.

    If children are given explicit Sex Education in schools, including “Catholic” ones as well why can’t they be shown the graphics of abortion, including late term abortion and the pain the unborn baby feels as they are torn apart.

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/the-scientific-evidence-that-babies-feel-pain-as-they-are-aborted

    Interesting article on why Abortion is wrong and how to fight for life

    https://www.lifesitenews.com/resources/abortion/pro-life-101-the-ultimate-guide-to-why-abortion-is-wrong-and-how-to-fight-for-life

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