Called to battle
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - By Mary Flores

When I heard the phone ring, I was thankful for the interruption. I was sitting in front of my computer watching a breaking news story that left me horrified and speechless. A woman on the video playing was very much enjoying her lunch and glass of wine while she discussed selling the body parts of babies she ripped apart during abortions. She referred to events, specimens, and procedures, but she was talking about tiny livers and hearts with a coldness and indifference that made me shutter.

As I picked up the phone I couldn’t help blurting out what I had just seen. There was a bit of awkward silence before I regained my composure. I then encouraged the coworker who called to take a look online at the developing story, which at that point was hitting the Internet like a tsunami. The conversation turned to the tasks at hand and I was grateful for the break from what I had just seen.

But, as hard as it is, we mustn’t turn away for too long. The souls of these children cry out. Don’t try to silence these cries. First and foremost, pray! Sister Lucia reported that Our Lady warned that the final battle would be over marriage and family. With the recent Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage, and with thousands of babies being sacrificed daily on the altar of “reproductive freedom,” it certainly seems like the battle is on! Pray for the babies, the mothers, the fathers, and for those involved in these grisly acts. Our Lady has said that in the end her Immaculate Heart will triumph. We must hold fast to that promise!

Next, don’t feel helpless! Act. Sign and then share this petition to call on Congress to investigate Planned Parenthood. You can find your representative online or call (202) 224-3121 to speak to someone directly. Did you know that taxpayers provide nearly $500 million to Planned Parenthood annually? While you’re talking to, or e-mailing, your representative, ask him to impose a moratorium on all funding for this depraved organization. Finally, share this information on Twitter with the hashtag #PPSellsBabyParts. If you don’t have Twitter, use Facebook or any other social media to share with your friends and family the truth about Planned Parenthood. 

As a wife and a homeschooling mother of six, I understand how these times can feel overwhelming. Daily duties and responsibilities easily fill our time as the hours of each day slip away. The voice of the evil one attempts to persuade us of our helplessness and makes us wonder what one lone person can do. But never despair. Whatever your vocation, you can make a difference. We are all being called to battle. Don’t turn away. 

Mary Flores is a wife and homeschooling mother of six. She joined the ALL staff in March 2014 and works with the Culture of Life Studies Program and in youth outreach as our educational outreach coordinator. She can be reached at .


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Jessica Dominguez | 2015-07-30 20:38:13
Your petition link says it's not available! Please help!
David Rodriguez | 2015-07-15 21:25:33
Our tax dollars should not be used to fund this organization which butchers babies in the womb, and harvest body parts for sale.
Joseph Heffron | 2015-07-15 19:10:06
Dear congress person, Please stop Planned Parenthood from selling baby body parts and punish those involved. It is now time to stop all government money from going to Planned Parenthood.