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October 30, 2009 ( – The following are additional quotes from prominent individuals emphasizing why abortion and its related anti-life evils must be given a very high priority:

“Abraham Lincoln recognized that we could not survive as a free land when some men could decide that others were not fit to be free and should therefore be slaves. Likewise, we cannot survive as a free  nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide.”
Ronald Reagan  Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation 

“everything collapses without respect for life.”
Cardinal Alfonso López Trujillo, the head of the Pontifical Council for the Family, Vatican City, Oct. 3, 2000

“The abortion law has a common denominator with the spirit of the Nazis and of communism: We may kill..”
Auxiliary Bishop of Salzburg Andreas Laun in an interview with the Austrian magazine News

“Some will say that the defense of innocent life is only one issue among many, that it is important but not fundamental. They are wrong. In the natural moral law, the good of life is the most fundamental good and the condition for the enjoyment of all other goods.”
Archbishop Raymond BurkeJan. 2004 

“Defense of human life is the only foundation on which all else must be built, or else, all else is eventually going to collapse. ..”

Bishop William Murphy, Archdiocese of Boston in Pilot Column

“The taking of innocent human life is so heinous, so horribly evil, and so absolutely opposite to the law of Almighty God that abortion must take precedence over every other issue.”
Bishop James Timlin, D.D., Bishop of Scranton, “The Ballot and the Right to Life” Fall 2000

“…we have a most grave obligation to defend all human life from the moment of conception until natural death. God help us if we fail in this most fundamental obligation.”
Archbishop John Myers of Newark, New Jersey – May 4, 2004

“A new 'ideology of evil' is threatening society and it includes gay 'marriage,' and abortion”
Pope John Paul II in his book, “Memory and Identity.” about his experiences with 20th-century totalitarianism

[T]he failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the 'rightness' of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, “Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics” (1998),

“Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never give up.” 
Winston Churchill's shortest and most memorable commencement speech of all time at his alma mater during World War II as quoted by Peter Kreeft in his book How to Win the Culture War.


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