Pro-Life Quotes

10.17.21

“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church 2270

10.10.21

“The hairsplitting difference between formed and unformed makes no difference to us. Whoever deliberately commits abortion is subject to the penalty for homicide.” —St. Basil the Great (329-379), Father and Doctor of the Church

 

“The so-called right to abortion has portrayed the GREATEST OF GIFTS—A CHILD—as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience.” —St. Mother Teresa

9.26.21

You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.” – St. John Paul II http://vaticansite.com/best-pro-life-quotes/

9.19.21

“...while there are many issues the Catholic must consider in form-ing moral judgments, ‘Abortion is different. It is always intrinsically evil. There are no circumstances that justify abortion. Its victims are innocent and defenseless, and number in the millions. Abortion is the fallacious foundation upon which the culture of death builds its ugly edifice.” Bishop Thomas Tobin , Bishop of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island

9.12.21

…the family, based on the marriage of a man and a woman, is not a simple social convention, but rather the fundamental cell of every society. Consequently, policies which undermine the family threaten human dignity and the future of humanity itself...More generally, and with particular reference to the West, I am convinced that legislative measures which not only permit but at times even promote abortion for reasons of convenience or for questionable medical motives compromise the education of young people and, as a result, the future of humanity." ~ Pope Benedict XVI, January 9, 2012

9.5.21

“Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!” Saint Pope John Paul II

8.29.21

"All of us must put our energy and effort into ending the legal protection for abortion. It is, and must be, the primary political objective of American Catholics—it is difficult to imagine any political issue with the same significance as the sanctioned killing of children." —Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila - January 22, 2013

8.22.21

"Some people argue that changing laws will not eliminate abortions. It is certainly true that a change of heart is more important than a change of law. What is forgotten, however, is that the law is the great teacher. Children grow up believing that if a practice is legal, it must be moral."-- John Cardinal O’Connor


“The Catholic community must offer support to those women who may find it difficult to accept a child, above all when they are isolated from their family and friends. Likewise, the community should be open to welcome back all who repent of having participated in the grave sin of abortion, and should guide them with pastoral charity to accept the grace of forgiveness, the need for penance, and the joy of entering once more into the new life of Christ.” – Pope Benedict XVI

8.15.21

“As a gift to humanity, which sometimes seems bewildered and overwhelmed by the power of evil, selfishness, and fear, the Risen Lord offers His love that pardons, reconciles, and reopens hearts to love. It is a love that converts hearts and gives peace. How much the world needs to understand and accept Divine Mercy! Lord, who reveals the Father’s love by Your death and Resurrection, we believe in You and confidently repeat to You today: Jesus, I trust in You, have mercy upon us and upon the whole world.” St. John Paul II, Regina Caeli prepared for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, 2005.

8.8.21

“The primary moral judgment on candidates and their positions is to be made in the light of their concern for protecting human life from conception to natural death.” Francis Cardinal George “A Christian can never conform to a law which is in itself immoral, and such is the case of a law which would admit in principle the liceity of abortion. Nor can a Christian take part in the propaganda campaign in favor of such a law or vote for it… On the contrary, it is the task of law to pursue reform of society and conditions of life in all its milieu, starting with the most deprived, so that always and everywhere it may be possible to give every child coming into this world a welcome worthy of a person.” Declaration on Procured Abortion, Vatican, 1974

7.25.21

“...while there are many issues the Catholic must consider in forming moral judgments, ‘Abortion is different. It is always intrinsically evil. There are no circumstances that justify abortion. Its victims are innocent and defenseless, and number in the millions. Abortion is the fallacious foundation upon which the culture of death builds its ugly edifice.’” Bishop Thomas Tobin , Bishop of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island

 

7.18.21

“Formal co-operation in an abortion constitutes a grave offence. The Church attaches the canonical penalty of excommunication to this crime against human life. 'A person who procures a completed abortion incurs excommunication ‘latae sententiae” (Code of Canon Law, 1398) 'by the very commission of the offence', (Canon Law 1314) and subject to the conditions provided by Canon Law. (Canon Law 1323-1324) The Church does not thereby intend to restrict the scope of mercy. Rather, she makes clear the gravity of the crime committed, the irreparable harm done to the innocent who is put to death, as well as to the parents and the whole of society.” From the Catechism of the Catholic Church - 2272
 

“The Gospel of Life is for the whole of human society. To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good.” (#101) quotes from ‘Gospel of Life, St. John Paul II)

7.11.21

“My case was wrongfully decided, and has caused great harm to the women and children of our nation.” Norma McCorvey (former plaintiff in Roe v. Wade)


“All who are genuinely committed to the advancement of women can and must offer a woman or a girl who is pregnant, frightened, and alone a better alternative than the destruction of her own unborn child” Mary Ann Glendon, 4th World Conference on Women, Beijing, Sept. 5, 1995
“The Gospel of Life is for the whole of human society. To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good.” (#101) quotes from ‘Gospel of Life, St. John Paul II)

 

7.4.21

“The one who accepted ‘Life’ in the name of all and for the sake of all was Mary, the Virgin Mother; she is thus most closely and personally associated with the Gospel of life. Mary’s consent at the Annunciation and her motherhood stand at the very beginning of the mystery of life which Christ came to bestow on humanity (cf. Jn 10:10). Through her acceptance and loving care for the life of the Incarnate Word, human life has been rescued from condemnation to final and eternal death. “ “For this reason, Mary, ‘like the Church of which she is the type, is a mother of all who are reborn to life. She is in fact the mother of the Life by which everyone lives, and when she brought it forth from herself she in some way brought to rebirth all those who were to live by that Life.’ “ Mary, the mother of God, is the “incomparable model of how life should be welcomed and cared for.” “‘A great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun,’ (Rev 12:1): the motherhood of Mary and the Church.” —March 25, 1995: Gospel of Life, #102 by St. John Paul II

6.27.21

“Beautiful is God, the Word with God... He is beautiful in Heaven, beautiful on earth; beautiful in the womb, beautiful in His parents’ arms, beautiful in His miracles, beautiful in His sufferings; beautiful in inviting to life, beautiful in not worrying about death, beautiful in giving up His life and beautiful in taking it up again; He is beautiful on the Cross, beautiful in the tomb, beautiful in heaven. Listen to the song with understanding, and let not the weakness of the flesh distract your eyes from the splendor of His beauty.” St. Augustine of Hippo

6.20.21

“If the bringing of children into the world is today an economic burden, it is because the social system is inadequate; and not because God’s law is wrong. Therefore the State should remove the causes of that burden. The human must not be limited and controlled to fit the economic, but the economic must be expanded to fit the human.” ― Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

6.13.21

"The promotion of the culture of life should be the highest priority in our societies...If the right to life is not defended decisively as a condition for all other rights of the person, all other references to human rights remain deceitful and illusory." St. John Paul II


"Give us the grace - When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life." St. John Paul II

 

"...at the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God." Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

6.6.21

"Life is a Gift From God. The Church’s teaching on the dignity of human life is clear. “Human life” states the Catechism of the Catholic Church, “must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person—among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” Denver Archbishop Samual J. Aquila - January 22, 2013

 

“Look at the mothers who truly love their children — how many sacrifices they make for them. They are ready for everything, even to give their own blood so that their babies grow up good, healthy and strong.” St. Gianna Molla, wife and mother, b.1922 – d.1962

5.30.21

“The deepest element of God’s commandment to protect human life is the requirement to show reverence and love for every person and the life of every person.” (#41) - March 25, 1995: Gospel of Life, by St. John Paul II "Some people argue that changing laws will not Eliminate abortions. It is certainly true that a change of heart is more important than a change of law. What is forgotten, however, is that the law is the great teacher. Children grow up believing that if a practice is legal, it must be moral."-- John Cardinal O’Connor

 

5.23.21

Find the courage to proclaim Christ,... and the unchanging truths which have their foundation in Him. These are the truths that set us free! They are the truths which alone can guarantee respect for the inalienable dignity and rights of each man, woman and child in our world - including the most defenseless of all human beings, the unborn child in the mother's womb. Pope Benedict XVI, at Yankee Stadium, April 20, 2008

5.16.21

"Not even one abortion per week is acceptable. Not one per month. Not one per year. Not one in our lifetime...The dignity of the human person begins at the moment of conception, not at birth. The dignity, as recognized by the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is bestowed by the Creator, and no one has the right to destroy innocent unborn life." Archbishop Samuel Aquila "God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." [nefanda sunt crimina] Vatican Council II, Church in the Modern World #51

5.2.21

“Give us the grace – When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.” – St. John Paul II


Laws which legitimize the direct killing of innocent human beings through abortion or euthanasia are in complete opposition to the inviolable right to life proper to every individual; they thus deny the equality of everyone before the law.—St. John Paul II, Evangelium vitae (1995), no. 72.

4.25.21

“You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of un-born babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.” – St. John Paul II

 

4.18.21

“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.”– Catechism of the Catholic Church 2270 

“Please don’t kill the child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept any child who would be aborted, and to give that child to a married couple who will love the child, and be loved by the child. From our children’s home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children from abortions. These children have brought such love and joy to their adopting parents, and have grown up so full of love and joy!” – St. Mother Teresa

 “Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.” – St. Mother Teresa

 

4.11.21

―Once that living love is destroyed by contraception, abortion follows easily… And abortion, which often follows from contraception, brings a people to be spiritually poor, and that is the worst poverty and the most difficult to overcome.‖ St. Teresa of Calcutta 

―Never tire of firmly speaking out in defense of life from its conception and do not be deterred from the commitment to defend the dignity of every human person with courageous determination. Christ is with you: be not afraid!‖ St. John Paul II 

―Look at the mothers who truly love their children — how many sacrifices they make for them. They are ready for everything, even to give their own blood so that their babies grow up good, healthy and strong.‖ St. Gianna Molla 

―How can it be that the most Wondrous and Sacred Human Space … the Womb … has become a place of unutterable violence?‖ Pope Benedict XVI
―Respect for life and for the dignity of the human personal also extends to the rest of creation, which is called to join man in praising God.‖ St. John Paul II

4.4.21 Easter

“Give us the grace - When the sacredness of life before birth is at-tacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.” St. John Paul II


“Respect for life requires that science and technology should always be at the service of man and his integral development. Society as a whole must respect, defend and promote the dignity of every human person, at every moment and in every condition of that person's life.” St. John Paul II (Evangelium Vitae)

3.21.21

"Not even one abortion per week is acceptable. Not one per month. Not one per year. Not one in our lifetime...The dignity of the human person begins at the moment of conception, not at birth. The dignity, as recognized by the signers of the Declaration of Independence, is bestowed by the Creator, and no one has the right to destroy innocent unborn life." Archbishop Samuel Aquila


"God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." [nefanda sunt crimina] Vatican Council II, Church in the Modern World #51


“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 2270

3.7.21

“Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person – among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 2270

2.28.21

“A Christian can never conform to a law which is in itself immoral, and such is the case of a law which would admit in principle the liceity of abortion. Nor can a Christian take part in the propaganda campaign in favor of such a law or vote for it… On the contrary, it is the task of law to pursue reform of society and conditions of life in all its milieu, starting with the most deprived, so that always and everywhere it may be possible to give every child coming into this world a welcome worthy of a person.” Declaration on Procured Abortion, Vatican, 1974

2.21.21

"God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safe-guarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of them-selves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." Second Vatican Council, Church in the Modern World, #51
 

“The Gospel of Life is not for believers alone: it is for everyone. The issue of life and its defense and promotion is not a concern of the Christian alone. Although faith provides special light and strength, this question arises in every human conscience which seeks the truth and which cares about the future of humanity. Life certainly has a sacred and religious value, but in no way is that value a concern only of believers. The value at stake is one which eve-ry human being can grasp by the light of reason; thus it necessarily concerns everyone.” -Pope John Paul II

2.14.21

“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being's entitlement by virtue of his humanity.” Blessed Mother Teresa "Find the courage to proclaim Christ, ... and the unchanging truths which have their foundation in Him. These are the truths that set us free! They are the truths which alone can guarantee respect for the inalienable dignity and rights of each man, woman and child in our world - including the most defenseless of all human beings, the unborn child in the mother's womb.- Pope Benedict XVI, at Yankee Stadium, April 20, 2008

1.31.21

“Oh Mary, Mother of Jesus and Mother of Life, we honor you as Our Lady of Guadalupe. Thank you for pointing us to Jesus your Son, the only Savior and hope of the world. Renew our hope in Him that we all may have the courage to say YES to life and to defend those children in danger of abortion. Give us your compassion to reach out to those tempted to abort and to those suffering from a past abortion. Lead us to the day when abortion will be a sad, past chapter in our history. Keep us close to Jesus, the Life of the World, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.” www.priestsforlife.org


"The difference between the way of life and the way of death is great. Therefore, do not murder a child by abortion or kill a newborn infant." from the Didache, a collection of apostolic moral teachings compiled at the end of the first century A.D.

 

The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or sovereign. Blessed Mother Teresa

 

 

1.24.21

“Beautiful is God, the Word with God... He is beautiful in Heaven, beautiful on earth; beautiful in the womb, beautiful in His parents’ arms, beautiful in His miracles, beautiful in His sufferings; beautiful in inviting to life, beautiful in not worrying about death, beautiful in giving up His life and beautiful in taking it up again; He is beautiful on the Cross, beautiful in the tomb, beautiful in heaven. Listen to the song with understanding, and let not the weakness of the flesh distract your eyes from the splendor of His beauty.” St. Augustine of Hippo 

 

"God, the Lord of life, has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life, and men must carry it out in a manner worthy of themselves. Life must be protected with the utmost care from the moment of conception: abortion and infanticide are abominable crimes." [nefanda sunt crimina] Vatican Council II, Church in the Modern World #51 “America, your very future as a nation depends on your willing-ness to protect the Right to Life of the most defenseless in your society.” St. John Paul II