Matt Yonke from the Pro-Life Action League of Chicago, Illinois spoke on today’s program. Matt described last week’s Face the Truth Tour in the Chicagoland, Illinois area. He said these pictures are designed to show the humanity of the victims of abortion.
For several years, the Pro-Life Action League has shown pictures of aborted babies in public in Chicago. As with other social movements, the pro-life movement shows pictures to demonstrate the reality of abortion and how it affects children.
Did you know that drawn pictures of shackles and other aspects of slavery helped end it? Many social movements use pictures as a way to help others see what they don’t want to see.
Matt talked about how these photos have saved lives and helped move parents to repent of their crimes against their children. The Catechism of the Council of Trent teaches us that sin leaves a scar on our souls that only penance can erase.
That’s why when we do bad things, our conscience tells us we must make it up to God. Praying the rosary is a great way to do that, and will give us peace of mind and help us to draw closer to God. That’s why we should pray the rosary every day in penance and that God will help end abortion.
Even though sometimes pictures of aborted children upset people, it’s important to talk about abortion because the media and pulpits won’t. We can’t solve our problems without discussing them, and showing pictures of aborted children helps start conversations that need to happen.
Matt mentioned a visit to Belgium, a formerly Christian nation that no longer sees abortion as a sin. Perhaps if they were able to have a Face the Truth Tour, they might return to their former views on abortion.