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joanne

I can still see the cab driver's face as he said "I didn't say 'abortion'. It still makes me cry...What a voice he had. A simple voice. A regular guy. A thinker, though.
A CAB DRIVER!! Think about that, Genevieve! What an incredible witness he could be to his passengers! He did accept info. If I see him again, I will offer to STUFF the cab with help & healing fliers. :)
Anyway, it's his story that's the greatest witness for us. It's just so REAL.
Thank you ever so much for using YOUR gifts to spread this work of the Lord's mercy in the particular ways He has given you. YOU are a gift!
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AvantiBev

Yes, this is a lovely story but again, we are locking the barn door after the horse has been stolen. Once again, we fight abortion but not enough is said about the underlying disease which we seem to have come to simply accept. I am speaking of THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION aka women surrendering to men's demands for unencumbered, uncommitted sex for the first time in 3000 years of recorded history.
Abortion is the ENFORCEMENT TOOL of the Sexual Revolution just as the guillotine enforced the atheistic French Revolution and the gulags/secret police/firing squads enforced all Communist revolutions of the past century.
Yet, time and time again I hear what a victory for life it is for yet another baby to sired instead of fathered. Yet another grandparent to raise a fatherless child with the considerable help of the taxpayers.
Govt program after program (see Sunday's vote) is created to perform at considerable expense, waste and ineffectiveness the role God ordained for the man to assume.
The Sexual Revolution is at the root of almost every social and political pathology we suffer from today. I am in no means a supporter of abortion or even sympathetic to distribution of so-called birth control devices. But we need a re-emphasis on SELF CONTROL, chastity and celibacy outside of marriage and it must be a basic component of any fight against abortion.

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    • From Benedict XVI
      “People have realized that the complete removal of the feminine element from the Christian message is a shortcoming from an anthropological viewpoint. It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity."
    • Anger and Patrimony (from Donna)
      This is just another of the unintended consequences of the cultural acceptance of contraception and abortion! Men's sexuality has been robbed of its creative essence. It is now viewed as something that imposes a burden on women (when conception happens to occur), something used to control women or something that is purely recreational. Why would men bother?? In taking away their responsibility, we've also robbed them of their significance! In the big picture of humanity, men have been made into nothing more than a nuisance women have to figure out how to control in order to bring about the next generation. Men don't see it as their task to protect the vulnerable because they see themselves as the vulnerable ones. A few well preserved vials of sperm would make men entirely obsolete in the world's ethos today!!
    • Excellent, Dom! (from Teresa)
      That is astounding Robin, and good for you for standing up. At the heart of that matter, I think, is even worse than a gender mixing message. There is an increased sharper and sharper focus on the "self." Solid Catholic teaching returns our focus away from ourselves to Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The original sin, Eve denied her womanhood when she desired to be like "gods." Since the only god she knew was the Father. Where was Adam? He stood impotent... in other words, they were divorced. There's a young girl at Robin's son's high school who was just told that she is the center of the universe and it's a tragic disservice to her.
    • Find the logic (from "me")
      Ditto what Mary said! A lot of high schools have very poor math and science depts, for boys and girls. I also am educated as a chemical engineer, but chose to teach the two years before we had children because its hours were more suited to spending time with children. (I was looking ahead). When it came time and I was pregnant with our first, I realized that I did not want to leave him with someone else, and was able to stay home full time. I am not sure it would have been that easy if we were used to another engineering income and not just a private school teacher income. Also some of my first job offers were out on oil rigs - I had no interest in that at all even though I enjoyed my engineering classes and did well in them. No one discouraged me from an engineering job, on the contrary I got a lot of flack for my decision not to pursue an engineering career.
    • Find the logic (from Mary)
      I've been lurking, but this is one that irritates me. Beats the heck out of me what these "barriers" are. I was educated as a chemical engineer, where 1/3 of our class was women. However, in electrical engineering, only 1 or 2 out of 30 were women. Is it possible that women are Just Not Interested in some areas? Nah, it must be The Man keeping us down so we must legislate (and, I agree -- when they say "legistlate", I hear "quota"). And actually, I have a friend that was also a chemical engineer. When she lost her job, she decided not to go back into engineering and started working from home so she could spend more time with her 3 kids. Also, if nothing else, there are all kinds of incentives for women to enter science and engineering -- scholarships not available to men, guaranteed housing on campuses that do not guarantee housing to the general population, etc. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said that schools in general are not preparing students for the hard sciences. It is truly a sad state of affairs, the lack of science education these days.

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