A journalist once asked Mother Teresa what was the greatest plight in the world. She replied, “The greatest destroyer of peace today is the crime against the innocent unborn baby”. Abortion is the destroyer of the most intimate human relationships; that of the love of a mother toward her baby and the most intimate conjugal love between husband and wife. Abortion pits a mother against her baby and women against men.
The first sound a baby hears is the heartbeat of its mother. There is no greater human bond of loving sacrifice than that of a baby in her mother’s womb. This love has been the foundation of life and what is truly beautiful in this world. Our Lord asked “Could a mother forget the child in her womb?” It has been providential that medicinal cures have been found in the teardrops of mothers and in the cells of the placenta.
I wrote this poem to my mother before she died of cancer:
My mother’s heart provides all the tender care
When all looks dark and there is none to share
All life’s trials and sorrows, scrapes and tears
My mother understands and always keeps me near
She wipes every tear, all my wounds she repairs
My mother’s the greatest, there is none to compare
Our times together are filled with smiles and caresses
While her sweet singing voice soothes as it blesses
Drifting me off to sleep in her arms
So warm and secure, so safe from all harm
My mother has the ability to answer life’s toughest questions
The purpose of being, the essence of feeling, the meaning of love
Yes, my mother is the greatest, there is no question of that
Thus I will never cease to bless the mother who gave me my life.
Pray for the end of this “Holocaust”.
A baby should hear the loving heartbeat of her mother,
not the sound of a suction machine that will tear her apart!