Abolish Human Abortion – Another Anti-Catholic Pro-Life Group

Abolish Human Abortion

Abolish Human Abortion is yet another pro-life group that doesn’t know how to play nice with like-minded people. Here’s a hint: don’t call Catholicism “Satanic.”

This is getting really old really fast.  Abolish Human Abortion is a relatively new pro-life group that goes beyond just being pro-life and is anti-abortion.  It’s been very aggressive with its tactics showing graphic photos of aborted fetuses in addition to some moving statements about the culture of death progressives have created in the world.  It makes for some very provocative things to share on Facebook.

Then I stumbled across an article by The Crescat on Patheos that found the Abolish Human Abortion group is as anti-Catholic as they come. Like I said, this is getting really old.  Abolish Human Abortion’s founding members have concluded that the Roman Catholic Church is a “Satanic Religious System.”  It goes without saying then that they don’t believe we’re Christians, either.  In fact, we supposedly worship idols and the Virgin Mary instead of God.  It seems like every year or two, this same story plays out exactly the same way.

Look, this isn’t that difficult to understand.  If you want to end abortion, you build a coalition of like-minded groups and focus only on ending abortion.  You’ll get a surprising amount accomplished!  But the moment you go off topic and accuse the majority of your coalition of Satanism, things fall apart and you’re heading down the wrong direction.

In 2007/2008, I supported Mike Huckabee for President.  He was a Baptist preacher.  Well, sometime in October or November of 2007, I got a phone call from some evangelical-focused news service and they asked a question that caught me totally off guard.  ”If you’re a Catholic, why are you supporting Mike Huckabee for President?”

My response was something along the lines of, “I’m not voting for the next Pope, I’m voting for the next President of the United States.  Mike Huckabee is the most electable candidate we have; and out of all the candidates, Huckabee best represents me as both a Catholic and as a Republican.”

When it comes to such a great social evil as abortion, I don’t care if you’re a pro-life Protestant, Catholic, or Orthodox Christian.  I don’t even care if you’re a Muslim, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, or atheist.  If you want to contribute to the cause and you keep any personal or religious grudges out of the group, THEN WE NEED YOU!

The alternative, as the Abolish Human Abortion group is trying to do, is to say “if you preach our translation of the gospel and interpret that interpretation the way we want it to be interpreted AND you’re pro-life, then together we’ll end abortion!”  Well, guess what?  That isn’t going to work.  Religion is like politics.  You’re never going to find another human being you agree with 100% of the time about 100% of the religious topics that have ever been discussed.  Even in the Catholic Church, there is disagreement among the faithful and within the clergy about a great many issues.  BUT at the end of the day, we’re united in the Church that Jesus himself left us.

It might be painful for someone who was raised to hate Catholicism to admit he or she can learn something from the Catholic Church, but it’s an important lesson that we learned the hard way.  Put away your differences and stand together behind whatever it is that you’re trying to do.

And this is a lesson that is not simply limited to abortion.  A couple of months ago, I spoke at a pro-2nd Amendment rally.  Yet, you never would have guess that we were there to support the 2nd Amendment.  Crazy Paulers were there, screaming their heads off about the evils of modern medicine and the hallucinogens they use to control our minds.  Others were even more crazy than Paulers, and I don’t say that lightly. Some were arguing for armed revolution against the United States government.  Others that cell phones were dangerous because the government was listening in on our calls and that (somehow) we would all be safer if we went back to landlines.

Needless to say, I didn’t finish my speech.  I later found out from a couple people I knew in the crowd that two guys were actually talking about shooting me, so I didn’t stick around either.  We caught that conversation they were having during the speech recorded in two different videos.

You wanted to know where the Tea Party went wrong in Northwest Indiana and in most places around the country?  This is what it all boils down to.  The Tea Party became so extreme that mainstream conservatives were no longer welcome.  The same thing will happen with this Abolish Human Abortion group.  The more their less-advertised objectives become known to the public, the less influence they’re going to have.

Individualism, relativism, and self-righteousness, even though they’re typically characteristics of the left, are very strong even on the right.  If we don’t stop it and learn to work together, we’re not going to accomplish anything.

So, let me finish this post by stealing from The Crescat.

So I apologize, dear readers, if I have made it appear I endorsed this organization here and in my facebook activity. I will always encourage any organization that seeks to end the evil of abortion but not at the expense of my religion. The One True Faith. So I hereby, with no authority what so ever, declare Abolish Human Abortion and Toby Harmon Anathema, we cast him into the outer darkness and judge him damned with the devil.

Ok, so maybe not. But I do hereby publicly withdraw any support I may have previously had for them and encourage you to do so as well. There are too many legitimately good pro-life organizations, Catholic or not, who do marvelous work to be worried about this one very petty, simple minded organization.

Ditto.

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5 thoughts on “Abolish Human Abortion – Another Anti-Catholic Pro-Life Group

  1. Kelsi

    The thing is that abortion will NEVER end without the power of Jesus Christ behind it–not the Catholic Jesus, Mormon Jesus, Jehovah’s Witness Jesus, or Islamic Jesus, but THE Jesus of the Bible. You do away with Truth(and I make it with a capital “T” because Jesus is truth) then you do away with all that is good –period, whether it be the birth of a child, keeping the marriage covenant, treating others with love, etc…AHA fights for the Truth because without it their fight for ending abortion is pointless, and they are fighting for the most important thing of all…Jesus Christ, our Creator, King, and Savior.

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    1. Kevin Tracy Post author

      Saying that we need “the Jesus of the Bible” in your context is similar to saying “the Abraham Lincoln of the Encyclopedia.” By limiting Jesus to what’s in the Bible, you are limiting His works to those of a character in a book. Jesus did a lot of things not specifically mentioned in the Bible; which provides the inspired writings of prophets, apostles, historians, and record keepers and not the direct Word of God. The Holy Bible is important, but so singularly important that we should ignore the works of God around us and among us. Catholics believe that God has given us many gifts, the Church being among them, and that the physical continuation of Christ and His mercy is worthy of belief and focus, too.

      I ask you to take the time to sit down and discuss with a Catholic Priest or a Catholic parish’s faith formation director and have an in depth discussion about what Catholicism really is. Anybody who thinks the Catholic Jesus is not the real Jesus has obviously been intentionally and maliciously misled. That’s not to say you should convert to Catholicism – that’s a decision between you and God. There are many ways to live a Christian life and maybe you can’t bring yourself to embrace the core teachings of Catholicism; which takes a considerable amount of faith. But you should at least be made aware of what Catholics really believe instead on relying on demagogues at AHA or rogue, hate-mongering preachers with their own agendas… the likes of which do more damage to the Christian community and our ability to influence domestic and global policy than our greatest pro-abortion and anti-marriage antagonists.

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      1. Kelsi

        You know I’m not going to comment back to some of the things you said, not because I’m offended or can’t understand, but because I want to say something that’s more important. I first of all want to say that I am sorry on behalf of AHA and more than that my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. I’m not a part of them, but I have a family member(whom I love dearly) who is a part of it. Though there are many Catholic beliefs that I do not believe are true and right, it is not right how AHA has treated you all. Perhaps they have spoken some truth but that which was truth was not spoken in love–therefore their words were probably worse than “sounding gongs” (1 Corinthians 13:1). I also don’t believe it was very smart of me to comment on this thing because I haven’t been personally reading some of their recent posts(but my parents have been informing me of them.) hence I spoke somewhat out of ignorance. So I apologize for that. I have realized that there are some Catholics who are truly saved because they believe that Jesus Christ is the ONLY way that they are saved and not by any of the sacred traditions or confessions to the priest. These Catholics have just grown up in the Catholic church and don’t want to leave due to various reasons such as family tradition, peer pressure, reaching out to other lost Catholics, etc… It’s those who believe that Jesus’s death and resurrection, AND confession to the priest, AND catechism, AND receiving the Eucharist, AND etc..is what saves them that do not have the truth and are not truly walking by faith, but are trying to receive their salvation through works—which doesn’t save at all but condemns. Jesus freed us from the law once and for all when He died and rose again. Oh how he has been teaching this to my soul so much lately because though I am a Christian I have in my heart sinned because I would do works to get right with God. It’s so wrong because I am basically telling Him, “What you did on the cross Jesus was not enough, so I’m going to do a handful of good works to help out with my salvation.” And that’s wrong! I understand the bondage of it and it’s awful, and I pray that the Lord would help Catholics come into the light to see this(and I don’t say this out of arrogance but I truly want them to understand the love of Christ as I to want to understand it more). And just because Catholics do not have it right doesn’t mean that Jesus doesn’t love them, but Jesus’ love does not throw out the truth either. So in conclusion the Jesus of the Catholics is the same Jesus I have (my mistake for saying that), but they just need Jesus and that’s it–nothing else.
        As for AHA…I urge you to have mercy upon them and ask Jesus to help them have totally pure motives–to speak the truth boldly in love. They are right in being furious about this atrocity(abortion), and hating all that is evil. Jesus hated all that was evil too, but they need to learn to hate the sin and not the sinner. I’m not asking you to support them, or be friends with them, or like their page on Facebook, or anything like that. They need God’s mercy as we all do. If they learn to run on God’s power and love instead of their own knowledge and emotions I believe that this organization could be used greatly for His glory and possibly to end abortion(or at least it being legalized). But talking about how awful they are will not change them. Prayer will because God is able.
        Phew! That was long. I hope what I wrote made sense :) Thank you for responding back with grace. (Philippians 1:9-11) “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.”

        Blessings in HIM

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        1. Kevin Tracy Post author

          Kelsi, thank you sincerely for this comment. Far too often, people just do hit and run comments where they leave remarks and don’t bother to come back to see the response, or don’t bother to read a response before posting another comment. You not only returned and read the comment, but you obviously took the time to seriously consider what I wrote and replied with a very thoughtful, passionate response. Your dedication to Truth is undeniable.

          The best way to describe what Catholics believe of the Catholic Church is that it was established by Christ to be a powerful resource to guide us in our vocations as Christians. Admittedly, the Church has fallen far short of this purpose on more than a few occasions. However, the fallacies of the Church are the fallacies of men. We have faith in Christ’s words, “And I say to thee: That thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). Christ doesn’t tell us that we won’t be challenged, we will be challenged by the most dangerous enemy there is. However, we have been promised that our enemy will not prevail over the Church; and it’s our faith in Christ that keeps us tied to the Church. The traditions themselves are not a path to salvation, like the Church, the traditions and rituals are to remind us of who we are, what our mission is, and enable us to become closer to our Lord and Savior (any Sacrament without God is truly empty). Indeed, you are in true danger when just going through the motions. Good deeds need to be done for the love of others, as Christ taught us, and not because you are trying to bribe God. Be inspired by love, not by selfishness.

          With regards to the AHA, I have prayed for many years for the end of the denominational squabbles that have divided the Christian community for so long. The problem is so much larger than just the AHA and it distracts so many well-intentioned men and women that they forget their true Christian vocations. Imagine how much better the world would be if we spent a fraction of the energy wasted on attacking other Christians and instead focused that time and effort towards the defense of human life, fighting hunger, and changing lives with the power of Christ!

          May God keep you in the palm of His hand!

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        2. Kevin Tracy Post author

          If your comment was not already approved before, it is now. I’m not sure why it was being held for moderation in my queue, but I’m sorry if you thought I was trying to block anything you said.

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