Thursday, January 26, 2012

This Is Why Mary Gave Us the Fatima Prayer

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins.  Save us from the fires of hell.  Lead all souls to heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy. 
Stephanie at Digital Hair Shirt took this picture of a pro-abortion protester who was demonstrating outside the Basilica after Mass on the day of the March for Life in D.C.  Her behavior showed that she was deeply disturbed, yet she claimed that the abortion she had 26 years ago was the best thing she had ever done.  The woman apparently worked hard to make this convincing -- especially to herself.  But her eyes tell a different story.  She looks like a damned soul experiencing its first few seconds in hell. 

There is a certain amount of disagreement within the pro-life movement about the propriety of using gruesome images of aborted babies to convince people of the evils of abortion.  I myself am undecided on the issue.  But the more I look at this image of a haunted woman, the more I think maybe we should use it instead.


  1. When you have that much invested in telling yourself it was for the good, despite the clear evidence to the contrary, this is apparently the resulting face. May the Lord be merciful to her and bring healing to her soul.