At a time when so many are clamoring about special rights which are totally unrelated to those rights which humans were granted by a Gracious God and documented in our Constitution by our founders, I find it quite appalling that large numbers of us have disregarded the paramount importance of the right to life. That so many Americans would disregard the life of a living thing by seeing it as an inconvenience after it has been created just strikes me as subhuman at best.
Even our illustrious President voiced his opinion that he wouldn't want his daughters bothered by an unwanted pregnancy in the event that it happened to them. For the leader of the Free World and so many other leaders to disregard life in such a callous and flippant manner represents a society that has clearly lost its way.
Luckily for those of us who have strong opposition to these views and especially the efforts to force their views on us constantly, the Thomas More Society in Chicago is a beacon of bright light on a sordid subject. A public interest law firm that takes on right to life and other important issues which impact our lives as free beings in a nation that is becoming continually more oppressive, the lawyers of the Society are engaged in legal struggles to protect the very foundations of our nation's existence that are at peril.
Principal mission goals of the Society are the following:
1. Protecting First Amendment rights including the right for an organization to pray
for the unborn on public land outside of an abortion facility.
2. Defending the laws protecting life from conception until natural death.
3. Ensuring free expression of religion in the public square.
4. Restoring respect for the marriage as a sacred union of one man and one woman.
For those of us who are God-fearing and follow the Ten Commandments as well as the Words of the Gospel accredited to God the Father, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as our inner guidance provided by the Holy Spirit, these goals are very important.
Of particular interest these days is the active part the Society has played in trying to bring out the truth of the IRS scandal. Tom Brejcha, President and Chief Counsel, gave the House Oversight and Government Refort Committee over five hundred pages of information in 2009 detailing the problems that pro-life groups had with the tax agency after filing for 501(c)3 status. They were harassed in their efforts to pray in front of abortion facilities despite their peaceful demeanor and told they could not advocate a single position on abortion but must educate and inform on both sides of the issue, a clear violation of their rights under the Constitution.
Five years have gone by and the House of Representatives still hasn't been able to take any definitive action to stop IRS Gestapo-like tactics largely due to the non-action by the Administration in general and the Justice and Treasury Departments in particular but also due to timidity on the part of politicians of many political stripes.
I hope each of you will take time to learn more about this courageous organization and the tireless work they do for those who can't defend themselves, the unborn children. And God bless them for their efforts. To learn more about the Society visit their website: www.thomasmoresociety. org where you can also see specific works they have done and continue to do to further the cause of the right to life.
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