On November 12, 2012, as I was doing my pro-life advocacy, I was approached by a middle-aged lady who wanted to give me ‘her position’ on abortion, as she examined my graphic sign with the words “The Womb, Deadliest Place in Canada.”
As I listened very carefully, she focused on my cross hanging below my neck and said: “I am a Catholic too! Also I am a registered nurse.” Then she went on, with an air of authority to defend her position on abortion. She went on to say:
“I am against abortion, except in the case of rape and where the life of a woman is threatened. I also believe if a man and a woman who have sex together, and have used all the necessary precautions to not get pregnant, but still get pregnant, then she has the right to have an abortion in the very early stages of the pregnancy, because they don’t want the baby.”
After hearing her argument I asked her to respectfully hear my views on this. I said: “Every type of contraception eventually FAILS. There is no such thing as having sex without eventually getting pregnant.” Most important though I told her: The life of a human being in a woman begins from the ‘moment of conception’, not later on in the pregnancy.”
I also explained to her that killing a baby conceived by rape was not the answer. I explained that for any woman woman to be raped is a horrific experience, but that the conceived baby has a right to life. Is the raped woman going to add a ‘second trauma’, that is to say the trauma of having to deal with the guilt of the murder of her child that she chooses to abort? I said if the raped woman did not want the baby, she should let it live and give it up for adoption.
Then I asked her several pointed questions.
“Do you believe in God?” “Yes,very definitely!” she responded.
“Do you believe in the Ten Commandments?” “Yes, I do.”
Then I asked: “What about the Fifth Commandment which says: “You shall not kill as applied to an abortion which is the intentional, planned killing of an innocent human life in the womb of a woman?”
As soon as she heard and fully understood my question, not a word was said. With a look of shock she made haste to leave my presence.
How I wish I could have shared the following scripture with her to show her how tremendously important it is to accept and obey the Commandments of God. In Matthew 19:17 it states:
“Who said to him: why asketh thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”
My hope and prayer is that the ‘truth’ of what I said about the Fifth Commandment “You shall not kill” will reach her heart and her conscience in the days ahead because we are free to accept or reject God’s Truth in his Holy Word as taught by the Church.
There are great blessings in accepting and living according to God’s Truth. “Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6)
On the other hand there are dire consequences to refusing the truth! To quote simply a few examples among many to be found in God’s Holy Word:
“For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” (Romans 1:18-19) and
“And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. Therefore, God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying. That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity.” (2 Thessalonians 2:10-11)
Ultimately, we must all face God at the end of our brief life, for our ‘choices’ which either brought LIFE or DEATH in our lives and consequently in the lives of others.
Remember, to choose to kill an innocent unborn baby (i.e: an abortion) is to choose DEATH! The choice between LIFE and DEATH is so explicit in the following scripture:
“For the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I am come that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)
I hope and pray that that woman will choose LIFE in the future and that you will also.
Donald Andre Bruneau,
November 19th, 2012.