Abortion must be stopped

The Knights of Columbus pose on the steps of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica before the faithful begin the annual march to protest against abortion. (USY photo/Anne Marie Rodriguez)

By John Michael D. Pineda
Umatuna Si Yu’os

The Church’s teaching on abortion “is unchanged and unchangeable,” as declared by Pope John Paul II in 1995 in his Evangelium Vitae.

By the authority which Jesus Christ conferred upon Peter and his successors, Pope John Paul II declared “that direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, always constitutes a grave moral disorder, since it is the deliberate killing of an innocent human being.”

“This doctrine is based upon the natural law and upon the written word of God, is transmitted by the Church’s tradition and taught by the ordinary and universal magisterium. No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church” (Evangelium Vitae 62).

You may have heard or seen the news that the Governor of Guam and her administration intend on recruiting doctors to perform abortions on our island.

The topic of the matter is bringing in abortion providers to our island. This is tragic.

Life is a gift from God. Unborn babies cannot defend themselves. Many of them are aborted and become part of the statistic. People have become indifferent to this. It’s sad.

For those reading this, I pray you share your thoughts. We must appeal to our island leaders and all people of Guam to respect the sanctity of life. Let us be courageous to be the voice for the voiceless and defend the innocent. Abortion must be stopped.

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