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Poverty Kills Children


Source: New Ostrog

Poverty is an abortionist. While Canada and America have low rates of spontaneous abortions: only between 12-25%, poorer nations have rates much, much higher. Spontaneous abortions take place more among the poor, the malnourished, those who have no access to proper medical care, (those working for minmimum wages, for example) than among any others. America has the largest number of children living in poverty than has any other nation in the Western World. Many of those children become post-birth “abortions” because of their poverty and lack of free access to adequate health care and nutrition. Poverty is an abortionist, and if you want to visit the “Third World,” go to any major American city where those working for the frozen minimum income cannot begin to properly feed and clothe their children, and sometimes cannot even provide both food and shelter. More children are starving in America than in any other Western democracy on earth; a larger percentage of Americans are in prison than in Iran, North Korea or China. Do you really want more of this? Poverty and lack of adequate health care is the biggest cause of abortion on earth, and the biggest promoter of health conditions that help induce spontaneous abortions. Poverty causes more “post-birth abortions” than any force on earth. Lets see some marches against poverty, and some marches in favour of the reality that adequate health care is a basic human right. Poverty is the most powerful weapon of mass destruction.

Archbishop Lazar Puhalo



  1. Agreed, but where do “pro-lifers” stand on the death penalty? With the Pope, who is, at least, consistent? And who was the first (proto) pro-choice woman? The Mother of God, the Theotokos. Think about it or, rather, meditate, on it. No choice, no God, no Man.

  2. George D. Karcazes on

    Hi Peter,
    There are choices and there are choices. The imposition of the death penalty on a hate crime serial killer who sat as a guest in a bible study class and then calmly chose to murder his hosts, without showing any remorse at his trial, is not the moral equivalent of a mother choosing to kill the baby in her womb. In a democracy, laws are supposed to be enacted by elected members of legislatures who represent the wishes of the people who elected them. Most crimes are prosecuted by the States. Only some laws are covered by Federal Criminal Statutes. There are States in the U.S. where the death penalty has been eliminated, and others where it remains on the books. It is up to the duly elected members of Congress to legislate an end to the death penalty in any Federal Laws which provide for it. On the other hand, since there is a March today in Washington, D.C., (and elsewhere throughout the U.S.) on this anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, it should be noted that an unelected, simple majority of Supreme Court justices, had to search the Constitution for a justification (which they “found” in the “right to privacy”) to declare that a woman has a “Constitutional” right to kill her baby in the womb. Whether you support or oppose abortion, you cannot point to Roe v. Wade as an example of legislation enacted by elected officials. Comparing the incarceration rates of dictatorships like Iran, North Korea and China, where statistics covering government sanctioned extra-judicial killings are neither kept, nor published, with the American criminal justices system.. with its independent judiciary and Constitutional protections is intellectually and morally dishonest. U.S. prisons are not overflowing with poor people incarcerated for stealing a loaf of bread to feed their starving families. Arguing this position is simply a trope of the political left. Is the U.S. criminal justice system perfect? Of course not. Can it be improved? Of course it can. Bar associations and legislators across America work tirelessly to improve the system we all live under. There are many government and private programs aimed at alleviating the causes and effects of poverty. Serious problems require serious discussions. Reverting to “talking points” and hyperbole are not solutions.

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