This is the generation that will abolish abortion

Should pro-lifers compare abortion to things like the Connecticut Tragedy?

To answer this question one must first answer the question: what is abortion?

Abortion is simply a word used to describe the action of killing a human person in one of the early stages of that human person’s development, just as shooting is simply a word to describe how the human persons in that school in Connecticut or the theatre in Colorado were killed. Both words describe a different method used to end the life of human persons who are all in different stages of their life and development.

In the same way, when I compare the Nazi Holocaust and the Abortion Holocaust, I am showing that they are both horrific events that have claimed the lives of millions of innocent human persons. One took place 70 years ago and one is taking place right now.

I could easily show comparisons to many other events in history such as Columbine, slavery, earthquakes and many more tragic events that have claimed so many innocent lives.

Many people think that I am making these comparisons to show the similarities of the events in question and abortion, but that is not really the case. I am not merely trying to show them as the same thing, I am trying show the horrifying fact that we don’t see them as the same thing.

When I make these comparisons it is because, while I am grieving for the loss of those innocent lives taken in Newtown, CT or in Aurora, CO at that theatre, I am also in pain for the other thousands of innocent human persons killed on the same day that so few people are crying for. I am trying to shake this world and make us realize that there are thousands of innocent human persons being murdered in buildings every day around the nation and the media are not there to tell their story.

The Planned Parenthoods and abortion clinics have successfully lulled America into silence about the bloodshed behind their doors. They have convinced so many that this is nothing more than a choice being carried out to help women. They have declared war on women and innocent children in the womb and have disguised it as liberation and freedom.

In carrying out this war on women, the abortion industry has been able to silence the outrage that should be shown towards this abortion massacre. They have been able to mask a horrific and violent action as a healthcare right that needs to be funded by our government.

I will be totally honest here: I do not simply believe I have the right to make these comparisons; I believe I am compelled to make these comparisons. I believe that the blood of 55,000,000 of my fellow Americans who have been massacred by abortionists must be mourned.

Last summer I created a graphic showing the Colorado theatre where the shooting took place alongside a picture of a Planned Parenthood. I said that when 12 people are killed at this theatre it is called a massacre and when 12 people are killed at the Planned Parenthood it is called Choice.

I was not shocked by the responses I got from non-Christians or from pro-abortion people; I was shocked by some of the comments I got from Christians and people who identify them selves as pro-life.

I was told that calling abortion murder is judgmental and as Christians we are not called to judge. I have to ask these people if they are calling what the shooter in the theatre did can be called murder, or is that being judgmental as well?

Yesterday I compared the school shooting in Newtown, CT to the abortion holocaust and questioned our President’s reaction to this tragedy. I used the calls for gun control laws to say I wanted laws to control scalpels and suction machines that are used to kill children. I talked about how whenever anyone’s child is being killed either inside or outside the womb the world should be outraged.

I was told that it is just too soon to compare things like these because those people just died and everyone needed time to grieve. While I am so very saddened by their deaths and I too am grieving, I am also saddened that since that attack in Connecticut, more than 7,000 innocent human persons have been killed in abortion clinics. Since January 22 of 1973 over 55,000,000 innocent human beings have been killed by surgical abortion in America alone. It is not too soon; it is actually long overdue.

I am being told that I am just opportunistic. Yes, I am. I am using this opportunity to bring to light the senseless and brutal murder of millions of innocent children who deserve to have their deaths mourned. I am using this opportunity to show the hypocrisy of a nation who defends, protects and funds the murder of her own citizens in the name of choice.

The comparisons were meant to do many things, and one of those things was to create a buzz and get abortion talked about. It worked. When abortion is being talked about and the truth is being exposed, lives are saved. One of my goals as an abortion abolitionist is to never allow abortion to fade away as a non-topic. My goal is to make it so prevalent and so front and center that this nation and the world are forced to open their eyes and see it for what it truly is. Abortion is an act of homicide and I will take every opportunity to expose this until we see the abolition of the abortion massacre.

Twenty innocent children were killed in Newton on Friday while more than 3,500 innocent children were also killed on Friday at abortion clinics. Our President did not shed a tear for the children murdered at abortion clinics, in fact he supported their killing and has helped pay for it. Law enforcement did not rush into the clinics to try and save any of those children and in fact would race to arrest anyone who did. News cameras were not focused on those buildings trying to figure out just how many were killed; they could care less about the blood spilt on the floors of the abortion clinics.

Not only do I believe it is ok to use events like this to make comparisons to abortion, I believe we MUST make these comparisons. The fact is, abortion is a hidden crime that will not be shown on the evening news; therefore we must use every opportunity to reveal the horror that is the abortion massacre.


  1. Teri Donahue
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    The tragedy in Newtown, CT is so shocking that it is compelling us all to reexamine the scourge of violence that pervades our society. If we are serious about this task, we must recognize the importance of complete honesty in identifying the root cause of this malady and acknowledge our common responsibility for its existence. Initially, the focus seems to be on gun control and we must ask ourselves if more legislation here will actually make us a better society. We know the answer already—this is a moral problem and gun control is a smoke screen. Why do we tolerate the injustice and violence of abortion, which is an assault against innocent human life just as ugly as treating school children like objects in a shooting gallery. We cannot have it both ways—we condemn the murders of innocents in Newtown, while we continue to support the murders of unborn children as a legal right. Either we respect all human life as precious, irreplaceable, and sacred—or we do not. To say that some human beings are more valuable than others because they are planned or wanted is to assign relative value to human beings and devalues all human life. Unless and until we come to our senses and restore the unalienable right to life of all human beings, we will not uproot the primary cause of violence in America.

  2. Sam Cavanaugh
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for writing this. It is honest, and it is important. We cannot push aside one tragedy when another strikes. What do we expect to happen to our born children when our unborn are savagely abused and murdered at a time where we actually have the precious opportunity to PROTECT them from the evil in this world? The children that were shit on Friday were babies, as were the faculty. Everyone is someone’s baby. When the news refers to the Sandy Hook victims as babies, the prochoice aren’t throwing a fit over terminology like they do about the unborn, of course. I’ve even seen several peoppe exploit this tragedy FOR the legalized abortion stance. Disgraceful.

  3. tana
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    It’s all about the Culture of Death, where human life is expendable. If I don’t want a baby, I’ll abort it. If grandma is becoming a burden, I’ll euthanize her. If that guy cuts me off in traffic, I’ll shoot him. If my parents make me mad, I’ll kill them. If I don’t want to reconcile my marriage or bother with a messy divorce, I’ll hire a hit man. It’s sad how far our society has fallen in the past 40 years.

    Here’s a good blog post on the subject:

  4. Posted December 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    We need to point out that legally those teachers had a right to choose to kill children in the womb but no legal right to protect the children in their classrooms. Self defense — and defense of innocent children — is a basic human right.

  5. kylen
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    Well, I believe the difference is that the children killed in the massacre were wanted and loved- they had parents that were attached to them, had spent lots of time and investment in them. They loved these children and shared special times with them, and watched their children grow.
    The children aborted, on the other hand, are the complete opposite. No one wanted them- not their mom, and probably not their dad. No one vested in them or attached to them enough to want to keep them and bring them into this world. So for someone who aborts their children, the loss is probably not as big as someone who consciously chose to bring their child into this world with the hopes of loving and raising it into a grown adult.

    • Jacklyn
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

      You are wrong. If you have never been through it don’t assume.

      • Celeste
        Posted December 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

        Are you kidding? I’m sure Bryan hasn’t been through an abortion so is he not allowed to talk about it too? Kylen makes a good point. Abortion is a choice, it’s not really the same tragedy. You saying “you are wrong” is hilariously ignorant. This person has an opinion, a thought, it opposes yours – does not make it wrong. All opinions are subjective. Please learn to respect others.

        • Adam
          Posted December 21, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

          You are wrong, the whole point is they are the same tragedy because all human life have the same value. If we allow difference in value, how can we be outraged at things like the Holocaust or Genocide in many places. All these people did was devalue humans in the same way you devalue the unborn. Either all life is sacred or it is not.

    • bill petro
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

      so if a parent doesn’t want a 5 year old child, they can kill it? It happens and they are convicted of murder. What about a homeless person no one wnats. It is the same thing, wanted or unwanted, an innocent person can not be killed.

    • Beth
      Posted December 17, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

      There are a lot of foster children out there who don’t have permanent families and no one has vested much in them or is attached to them. If one of those foster children were killed in Newtown would it be any less sad than the deaths of the other children?

      • Adam
        Posted December 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

        Yes it would be just as much of a tragedy. Here is a question for you: What is the greater tragedy humans that are being slaughtered or humans who are having a tough time in life because their needs aren’t being met. Eliminate abortion and I guarantee there will be a lot of resources freed up to help children in foster care. For those who care so much about the life of the unborn also have heart break for those children in need.

    • Sandra
      Posted December 19, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

      Maybe your right, but the right to live is not about if your wanted by others or not, or about the amount of people who will suffer for you if you die. Those of us who have children can relate to this very deeply, as this pain is unimaginable. But in God’s eyes, his love is equal and the pain for the unwanted is just as strong.

    • Fr. Boniface, osb
      Posted January 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

      If those children were unwanted, truly unwanted, why did their parents act in ways that created them? Could they not at least be cared for until another couple could adopt them? Perhaps the greater tragedy is that any child can be unwanted, and therefore discarded. What does this say about our society that we can treat fellow human beings so callously? That we put our own pleasure ahead of responsibility and basic concern for anyone else?

  6. Fr. Pietraszko
    Posted December 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I see the comparison as completely logical. The issue is, is that abortion is treated like an issue rather than a tragedy. So when people hear the comparison what they actually hear is a political agenda “utilizing” the horror and scandal of this recent shooting to push a political agenda/issue.

    Right now, I’m focusing on where Christ is in the midst of all this. I think that we ought to demonstrate what compassion is all about in moments like these as well. If we are “pro-life” but only as an issue, we only bring scandal to the movement. When we reflect on the fact that at the very fact that Jesus was born led Herod to kill a bunch of innocent children what we can take from this is to realize that Christmas was much like the Passion, in that Christ’s birth was not a “happy-event” for the world which was trying to kill him. Christ is in the midst of this suffering, and he is suffering with all of us. Right now I feel as if this is a message that really needs to be shared.

  7. Abc
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Right on.

  8. Posted December 17, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I completely agree. It would be a shame to not use the tragedy that occurred to enlighten others to do what is good and just. Otherwise, the children die in vain. I will continue to try and protect the lives of the innocent no matter what age.

  9. Elizabeth Stein
    Posted December 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    At a Christmas celebration yesterday, a close Christian friend compared the tragedy to the thousands who die each day from starvation. I believe that as long as we make the comparison with tact and grace, there is nothing wrong with doing so. Blessings!

  10. Jeanne Frey
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Bryan, I agree with everything you said in your blog. When I heard about this terrible tradgedy my thoughts were the same as yours, I thought about ALL the babies that are being murdered in this world. I pray that the True Legacy of the loss of these innocent babies from Newtown, Conneticut will be the saving of all innocent babies throughout the world. May all our hearts and those of all goverment officials be opened to the truth , that we must all stand united in defense of a Culture of Life. Amen.

  11. Diana Grubere
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    I could have written this. Thank you for doing the work.

  12. Lisa De Ruyter
    Posted December 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Notice how Obama spoke about the task of taking care of all of our children and protecting them from these evils and harm and he also calls it sensless violence…………so wouldn’t protecting ALL of our children include the children in their motther’s wombs????

  13. Sandra
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    While praying for those children in adoration, I felt God put in my heart, that the womb, a place made for creation, has become a place for death, and so many of his children are being killed with little tears shed…they are his children just the same. My tears for the twenty still go on as looking at this tragedy is looking into the eye of evil and it pains the soul, as it does so many. I just pray for hearts to be softened so that we can see past the delusion of choice and right and stare into the eye of a evil that should feel just as tragic and soul paining. That a president who sheds tears for this event, and rightly so, can see the lack of tears he shed when he supported third term abortions or the denial of even pain medication in partial birth abortions. People may not respond well to these comparisons, but they need to be made. Christians especially know they are called to love, and love does not include looking the other way in the face of injustice to any of God’s children, especially his most innocent. This is not judgement, it is standing against a grave injustice that is hidden away and that we are distracted from, and this is the only way something like this could occur and be accepted. The only way to end it is to shove it into the light, over and over until people see. I would never judge a women who had an abortion, I would show her love and knows in God’s eyes she is worthy of everything he has to give. But that doesn’t mean we embrace, accept, or ignore a system who’s roots are based in evil.

  14. John Ehlers
    Posted December 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Just keep talking, Father. We love you and all that you stand for!!!

  15. ruth
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Dear Sir, i have not read the post yet (though i will) but i’m going to answer the question:

    yes and more to the point, THIS particular tragedy and THESE particular children are going to be the PIONEERS for a culture which will no longer accept the BRUTAL murder of the innocents, because, just as America is RIGHTLY saddened for 20 beautiful children so cruelly killed in an instant, likewise SURELY it CAN NOT and WILL NOT remain passive and accepting of the BRUTAL murder of THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS of JUST AS BEAUTIFUL children. If being murdered in a school has RIGHTLY SHOCKED the nation, the murder of children in the WOMB should LIKEWISE bring about the same reaction because the latter are CHILDREN TOO! (just in the womb and not of school age yet!)

    on a separate note, I apologise for the caps lock – it’s not shouting at all (but there’s no other way of emphasising something so… – no bold or italics for stress… – apologies.)

  16. Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

    ok i read the post and: WOW!! you REALLY have hit the nail on its head! About Obama not shedding a tear for THE THOUSANDS being aborted is the thought of countless people – definately.

    …and not just Americans but others worldwide too including in my country Malta.

    For the past couple of days, many of us here (in Malta) have precisely spoken of that “HOW could Obama make a speech like that and just plain IGNORE the thousands OTHER INNOCENTS being killed?!” …PRIESTS in church were speaking about it too! Telling us the parishoners to WAKE UP because if we’re shocked by this tragedy, VERY RIGHTLY SO, but we should NOT FORGET the OTHER innocent children being killed too.

    And you are right – of course – about the Holocaust too. With TENS OF MILLIONS INNOCENT CHILDREN KILLED this is without a doubt a holocaust ALL OVER except that now it’s WORSE because whereas Hitler BRAINWASHED the German People or TERRORISED them into NOT doing anything to prevent or stop it, American people are FREE TO CHOOSE WHAT IS RIGHT and so passiveness or not doing anything about it is no longer a matter of FEAR but simply of SELFISHNESS!

    One problem during WW2 was that people ACCEPTED the killing of the Jews as a NORMAL thing and the tragedy in America is this too. Many Americans are SO USED to seeing abortions done DAILY that it no longer shocks you!

    In Malta, my country, ABORTION IS ILLEGAL. Today, THIS shocks many people! The EU is putting pressure on Malta (and i believe Ireland too) to LEGALISE Abortion and they say that WE are WRONG in not having abortion.

    Pro-ABORTION people (let’s avoid all the nice-sounding words which hide the real truth of things!) are SHOCKED when they learn that we haven’t got abortion in Malta but REALLY?! …what’s so SHOCKING about NOT killing children in the womb?! IT’S NORMAL to NOT kill children in the womb!

    and here’s another thought too: if a cat is pregnant with kittens, it wouldn’t be OK to kill the kittens. NO ONE will be given the right to OPERATE the cat SPECIFICALLY to KILL the kittens …so if you can’t kill KITTENS in a CAT, HOW AND WHY is killing CHILDREN in a WOMAN OK …or worse still “a right”?!?!

  17. E
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Sounds correct.

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