Primary Phone No. 254-458-1766
AKA St. Paul's Pro-Life Ministry
Since 1973, (Roe v. Wade), there have been nearly 60 million deaths due to legalized abortion in the United States!
Would you like to help protect innocent life? This Parish Ministry works through peaceful, legal means only, to protect unborn children, women, and all people from abortion. If you would like to make a difference through volunteer opportunities, call Carolyn Hernandez at 254-458-1766 for more information. We are making it safer for innocent life.
If you or someone you know has had an abortion and are looking for peace, please call 877-HOPE-4-ME.
Central Texas Voices for Life meets every Thursday in the Church following the 5:30 pm Mass, to recite the Rosary for Life in support of the Unborn. All are welcome.
Mark your calendars for Texas Pro Life Day on January 27, 2018 in downtown Austin. The March and Rally for Life will begin around 1:00 pm. For more information, please visit austindiocese.org/texas-catholic-pro-life-day.
EXCERPT FROM PROLIFE Across AMERICA BROCHURE:
"...18 Days (after conception) - A baby's heart begins to beat
43 Days " - Brain coordinates movements
8 Weeks " - All organs are functioning
9 Weeks " - Has permanent, individual fingerprints
10 Weeks " - Sense of touch (comfort/pain)
12 Weeks " - A baby can smile, suck his/her thumb, and make a fist...."
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"People have such a love for truth that when they happen to love something else, they want it to be the truth; and because they do not wish to be proven wrong, they refuse to be shown their mistake. And so, they end up hating the truth for the sake of the object which they have come to love instead of the truth." (St. Augustine)
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"Even the weakest and most vulnerable,the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God's creation, made in His own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect." (From "Pope Francis' Day for Life Greeting", St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church Weekly Bulletin, October 2, 2016, Front Cover)
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"Life is a gift bestowed upon us by God, a truth underscored by the commandment: 'You shall not kill' (Deuteronomy 5:17). The Old Testament also teaches us that human life in the womb is precious to God: 'I formed you in the womb' (Jeremiah 1:5). The right to life is a value 'which no individual, no majority, and no state can ever create, modify, or destroy but must only acknowledge, respect, and promote' (Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, 71a). A law, therefore, which legitimizes the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion is intrinsically unjust, since it is directly opposed to the natural law, to God's revealed commandments, and to the consequent right of every individual to possess life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death." [Excerpt from "The Public Square," by (Rev.) Richard John Neuhaus, (R.I.P.), FIRST THINGS, November 2004, No. 147, p. 63.]
ABORTION KILLS, USUALLY
Melissa Ohden should have died in 1977, but the abortion failed. On September 9, 2015, the founder of Abortion Survivors Network testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain her story. I cannot improve on her testimony, so I offer an excerpt:
"From 'botched abortion' to 'the dreaded complication of abortion' (a child who lives), I've been called just about everything you can imagine. But as you can see here in my medical records from 1977, I am the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion (the exact wording in my records reads ---'a saline infusion for an abortion was done but was unsuccessful.')
"A saline infusion abortion involves injecting a toxic salt solution into the amniotic fluid surrounding the preborn child. The intent of the salt solution is to scald the child to death, from the outside in.
"For days, I soaked in that toxic salt solution, and on the fifth day of the procedure, my biological mother, a 19-year-old college student, delivered me, after her labor was induced. I should have been delivered dead, as a successful abortion.
"In 2013, I learned through contact with my biological mother's family that not only was the abortion forced upon her against her will, but also that it was my maternal grandmother, a nurse, who delivered me in this final step of an abortion procedure at St. Luke's Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. [It is a Protestant facility.]
"Unfortunately, I also learned that when my grandmother realized that the abortion had not succeeded in ending my life, she demanded that I be left to die.
"I may never know how, exactly, two nurses who were on staff that day...found out about me, but what I do know is that their willingness to fight for medical care to be provided to me saved my life.
"I know where children like me were left to die at St. Luke's Hospital--a utility closet. In 2014, I met a nurse who assisted in a saline abortion there in 1976, and delivered a living baby boy. After he was delivered alive, she followed her superior's orders and placed him in the utility closet in a bucket of formaldehyde to be picked up later as a medical waste after he died there, alone.
"A bucket of formaldehyde in a utility closet was meant to be my fate after I wasn't scalded to death through the abortion. Yet here I am today.
"I'm here today to share my story to not only highlight the horror of abortion taking place at Planned Parenthood, but to give a voice to other survivors like me, and most importantly, to give a name, a face, and a voice to the hundreds of thousands of children who will have their lives ended by Planned Parenthood this year alone.
"And I have long believed that if my birth-mother's abortion would have taken place at a Planned Parenthood [facility], I would not be here today. Completing over 300,000 abortions a year provides them with the experience to make sure that 'failures' like me don't happen again.
"As a fellow American, as a fellow human being, I deserved the same right to life, the same equal protection under the law as each and everyone of you. Yet we live in a time where not only do such protections not exist, but my own tax dollars and yours go to fund an organization that has perfected the very thing that was meant to end my life."
The above article is from the CATALYST, JOURNAL OF THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS, Volume 43, Number 1, pg .3, January-February 2016, "From the President's desk," by William A. Donohue. (Used With Permission)
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