Day of infamy


On December 7th, 1941, President Roosevelt told our nation that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was a day of infamy. Another Day of Infamy occurred on Jan. 22, 1973, when the Supreme Court made abortion legal in the U.S. Just over one million soldiers have died in all America’s wars since 1776. Over 59,000,000 babies have been killed since 1973.

Progress? On many social issues in the U.S. now, a majority of Americans are moving leftward; the exception is the pro-life one. Many millennials are now going life-ward.

Are we not glad that Mary and Joseph in a hostile environment chose life — the parents of Einstein, Lincoln, Churchill, Billy Graham, the Popes and you and your parents chose life? Regrets?

Remember the 2016 Women’s March protesting the Presidential election? Pro-life women were not allowed. Those restricted, unlike Madonna, did not want to bomb the White House.

Two years ago I met a 65-year old woman from Menominee who was educated in Catholic schools. In her sophomore year a priest spoke on abortion to her class. She had never heard that word before. He told them about a mother who had 11 children and wished to abort the 12th. She went to the clinic to abort and just could not go inside. Her 12th child was that priest.

With the advent of ultra-sound technology available to to pregnant women, pregnancy services nationwide can show parents the forming child in the womb. Ultra-sound results have saved millions of babies.

Abortions affect fathers too. While working at Michigan Tech some years ago, I counseled a young man whose girlfriend wanted to abort their child. Unable to convince her not to, he then drove her to Appleton for the abortion and he cried all the way down and back.

Later while working at Lawrence University (Appleton), I was asked to take down a pro-life sign in my home window on campus. It read, AKC, “Abortion Kills Children.” One young student was haunted by it. Abortion clinics, mainly Planned Parenthood, deny the sad after-effects and parental regrets. Know any such hurting women?

Two years ago while working the pro-life booth at the U.P. State Fair, I met a 20-year old man who shared how he was strongly pro-abortion. I asked him if he was glad that his parents had not aborted him. He said, “Well, I don’t know — I’m not sure.” Yikes! This young man was unsure of his own worth and value. Want to know about your worth — read Psalm 139.

Is abortion really progress? For information and help with such life crises, contact Pregnancy Services, 1801 Ludington St., Escanaba. (906) 786-7474. Panicked? Call now. Let’s save some kids!

Mike Olson

Ford River/Escanaba