November 11, 2011

Be Our Guest / Sr. Diane Carollo, S.G.L.

We must continue our peaceful, prayerful battle against abortion and the culture of death in society

Every third Saturday, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Indianapolis, the archdiocesan Helpers of God’s Precious Infants gather for Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Following the Mass, they drive to the Clinic for Women abortion facility on West 16th Street.

While some of the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants remain in the church for eucharistic adoration, others pray the rosary at the site of death while sidewalk counselors from a pro-life group called Truth and Compassion Ministries offer life-giving options to teenage girls and women experiencing crisis pregnancies.

Walter T. Bowers is one of the abortion practitioners at the Clinic for Women. His obstetrical practice license has been revoked for five years after “gross mismanagement” of a pregnancy that resulted in the death of a baby in Kentucky.

Bowers paid $250,000 in a court settlement to the parents for his negligence. Further restrictions on Bowers may be pending in Ohio, where he works with late-term abortionist Martin Haskel, the infamous promoter of partial-birth abortions.

Other discrepancies about Bower’s credentials in obstetrics and gynecology have been raised by the Ohio Department of Health.

Currently, Bowers is being investigated by the Indiana Attorney General’s office since his license status is under review in the state.

Abortion is always a tragic event—fatal for the unborn child and heartbreaking for the mother. Too many women are seduced into thinking that abortion is a quick fix for a crisis pregnancy.

However, the aftermath of abortion—known as post-abortion syndrome—serves as a painful reminder that the destruction of the unborn child fixes absolutely nothing.

Rather, abortion brings women and men to experience a whole array of symptoms akin to post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The choice to abort an unborn child is nothing short of choosing an inherently evil act that wreaks havoc in the individual’s soul and psyche.

Abortion practitioners, including Bowers, offer only death and destruction to pregnant women in crisis pregnancy situations.

With tighter regulations on the abortion industry and greater attention given to the medical and legal records of abortion practitioners, more vulnerable women may discover that their only real choice is for life.

If you are experiencing a crisis pregnancy or are suffering from past abortions—or know someone who is—contact me at the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry at 317-236-1521 or toll-free at 800-382-9836, ext. 1521.

Callers may also contact Bernadette Roy, one of the Project Rachel post-abortion reconciliation facilitators, at 317-452-0054.

Help is available, and all calls are confidential.

If you wish to join the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants ministry, the next Mass is at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Michael the Archangel Church, 3354 W. 30th St., in Indianapolis.

Please join us in this peaceful, prayerful battle against the culture of death.

(Servants of the Gospel of Life Sister Diane Carollo is director of the archdiocesan Office for Pro-Life Ministry.)

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