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A Powerful, Powerful Message

There are times when leaders of faith-based organizations step up to the plate and hit one out of the ballpark. This is such a case. On Tuesday, Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus, addressed the 126th annual convention of the Knights of Columbus. For those not familiar with the Knights, they’re a men’s Catholic service organization. In the early years after abortion was legalized, the Knights provided key leadership in helping to oppose abortion.

During Mr. Anderson’s convention address, he powerfully spoke to his audience regarding the election of pro-abortion candidates – regardless of party affiliation. His remarks can apply to all of us, even if we aren’t Catholic. Here are a few quotes:

In obvious reference to the presidential election, he said, “We have heard a great deal this year about the need for change, but at the same time, we are told that one thing cannot change – namely, the abortion regime of Roe vs. Wade. It is time that we demand real change, and real change means the end of Roe vs. Wade.”

Mr. Anderson also clearly stated that abortion should be the number one issue for Catholic voters. “What political issue could possibly outweigh this human devastation [abortion]? The answer, of course, is that there is none.” He added, “Abortion is different. Abortion is the killing of the innocent on a massive scale.”

Mr. Anderson had a pointed message for pro-abortion politicians and activists. He said it was time to “end the political manipulation of Catholic voters. It is time to stop creating excuses for pro-abortion candidates. Catholics should no longer be asked to be partners in the abortion regime by voting for politicians who support abortion.”

Wow! This is powerful stuff! And it’s significant because of the large number of Knights of Columbus across our nation. I’m so grateful for his bold leadership on behalf of millions of preborn children and their parents.

Finally, Mr. Anderson had some sound advice for Catholics, and all Americans for that matter, if this nation is to once again protect innocent human life. “We will never succeed in building a culture of life if we continue to vote for politicians who defend and support a culture of death. It is time that Catholics shine a bright line of separation between themselves and all those politicians of every political party who defend the abortion regime of Roe vs. Wade.”

And he held out hope for our future. “Imagine if this year, millions of Catholic voters simply said ‘no’ – ‘no’ to every candidate of every political party who supports abortion. It’s time we stop accommodating pro-abortion politicians, and it’s time we start demanding that they accommodate us.”

I might add, imagine if every pro-life voter – regardless of religious affiliation – were to only vote for pro-life candidates, we would change our nation! America could once again be a country that nurtures and protects those too tiny or defenseless to defend themselves.

Please let this be a reminder to make sure you vote for pro-life candidates this November. And please encourage others to vote for them also.

Blessings on your weekend!
Bradley Mattes
Executive Director
Life Issues Institute

PS If you’re interested in watching the video of Carl Anderson’s entire address, follow this link:


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