"By abortion, the
mother does not learn to love, but kills even her own child to solve
"Let us make that
one point - that no child will be unwanted, unloved, uncared for, or
killed and thrown away."
"Any country that accepts
abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence
to get what it wants."
"Unborn children are among
the poorest of the poor. They are so close to God. I always ask doctors
at hospitals in India never to kill an unborn child. If there is no
one who wants it, I will take it."
"The right to life does
not depend, and must not be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else,
not even a parent or sovereign."
"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, of killings, of wars,
of hatred. If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for
us to kill each other."
"I am sure that all people
know deep down inside that the little child in the mother's womb is
a human being from the moment of conception, created in the image of
God to love and be loved. Let us pray that nobody will be afraid to
protect that little child, to help that little child to be born. Jesus
said: 'If you receive a little child in my name, you receive me.' "
"For me, life is the most
beautiful gift of God to mankind, therefore people and nations who destroy
life by abortion and euthanasia are the poorest. I do not say legal
or illegal, but I think that no human hand should be raised to kill
life, since life is God's life in us, even in an unborn child."
"The greatest destroyer
of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what
is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between."
"When I pick up a
person from the street, hungry, I give him a plate of rice, a piece
of bread. But a person who is shut out, who feels unwanted, unloved,
terrified, the person who has been thrown out of society - that spiritual
poverty is much harder to overcome. And abortion, which often follows
from contraception, brings a people to be spiritually poor, and that
is the worst poverty and the most difficult to overcome."
"Please don't kill the
child. I want the child. Please give me the child. I am willing to accept
any child who would be aborted, and to give that child to a married
couple who will love the child, and be loved by the child. From our
children's home in Calcutta alone, we have saved over 3,000 children
from abortions. These children have brought such love and joy to their
adopting parents, and have grown up so full of love and joy!"
"But I feel that the greatest
destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the
child - a direct killing of the innocent child - murder by the mother
herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child,
how can we tell other people not to kill one another? How do we persuade
a woman not to have an abortion? As always, we must persuade her with
love, and we remind ourselves that love means to be willing to give
until it hurts. Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who
is thinking of abortion, should be helped to love - that is, to give
until it hurts her plans, or her free time, to respect the life of her
child. The father of that child, whoever he is, must also give until
it hurts. By abortion, the mother does not learn to love, but kills
even her own child to solve her problems. And by abortion, the father
is told that he does not have to take any responsibility at all for
the child he has brought into the world. That father is likely to put
other women into the same trouble. So abortion just leads to more abortion.
Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching the people to love,
but to use any violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest
destroyer of love and peace is abortion. "
Compiled by Thomas George