Since September 11, the winds of war have swept the nation, reawakening in Americans a healthy sense of unity and patriotism. We have united around a common cause, focusing with heroic and white-hot resolve on defeating an elusive enemy.
In our intense desire for justice and in response to fears of further attacks, we have found points of affinity among ourselves and with the world community. We do well to pursue our common enemy with all the tact, resources, and power at our command.
However, the scope of such a unity is limited. In our passionate zeal to find shared principles we cannot allow this affinity to overshadow principles not shared.
Principles cannot be sacrificed, reduce to irrelevancy or traded for sympathy. A common enemy does not change the reality of our political, cultural and even religious differences. Nor does it negate the moral ills that undermine the Nation.
The Cultural War Continues
We enter the 2002 March for Life united as Americans but greatly concerned about the moral issues that divide our Nation, especially the continued slaughter of innocents.
In the quest for internal consensus on fighting terrorism we cannot suspend what is called the “cultural war.” We must continue our struggle not only against abortion but also against violence, promiscuity and blasphemy, which create the cultural climate wherein abortion flourishes.
September 11 has taught us that there are causes that are worthy of every form of dedication and sacrifice. Ours is certainly one such cause.
Indeed, we must continue this struggle since those who promote abortion are relentless in putting their agenda in place. There is no ceasefire on the abortion killing fields, for there is no lull in the efforts of those who would destroy all Christian morality.
On the contrary, pro-abortion forces are on the offensive, pulling down the barriers of horror and proceeding yet further into new frontiers of the unimaginable.
A Biogenetic Tower of Babel
On the horizon looms an ominous development whose dark shadow races forward at breakneck speed to engulf us. In a cynical but logical progression, the culture of death is now bent on engendering human life so as to destroy it.
Its new frontier is embryonic stem-cell and human cloning research. In the name of science and health, we are now asked to destroy human life at its very inception. We are asked to accept “limited” cloning to produce usable cells that can be manipulated and harvested to aid the living.
In short, the remaining ethical barriers that preserve human dignity and God’s rights in creation are steadily coming down.se but the construction of a brave new world of genetic engineering, changing the very makeup and design of man himself.
A biogenetic Tower of Babel is rising, challenging God the Creator.
From the Tower of Babel to Pandora’s Box
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) calls upon all Americans to reject this latest attack on human life and God’s order of creation. We cannot accept the deceptive, unproven and – in any case – immoral argument that embryonic stem cells are needed to save adult lives. We cannot permit the completion of this new Tower of Babel, which will be like another Pandora’s box, unleashing untold ethical and moral havoc on a nation already visited by tragedy.
We believe the key to our national well-being will never be found in choices that violate the moral and natural order. The end never justifies the means, and such efforts can only result in tragedy.
Thus, as we participate in this 29th March for Life, we must unite with renewed resolve. We must continue the “cultural war,” employing all peaceful and legal means to defend our Christian order. We must stand firm against all destructive embryonic research by uncompromisingly maintaining the sanctity of innocent and defenseless human life, knowing that the least opening of a Pandora’s box can bring about unimaginable ruin.
If we are faithful to this just cause, we can be assured that God, through the special intercession of the Mother of all mothers, the Blessed Virgin Mary, will bless our efforts to fulfill the hopes of so many who gather each year to implore an end to the slaughter of the innocent.
From this hope we may see the rebirth of a nation based not on the false promises of science but upon a concern for the greater glory of God.