January 28-30, 2000
volume 11, no. 20

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Dr. Frank Joseph's Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!         INTRODUCTION

    We've enlisted Frank Joseph, MD, a committed retired Catholic physician from Southern California to write a special pro-life column for the DailyCATHOLIC which will appear each Wednesday exulting the Catholic beliefs on creation and procreation in upholding the Sanctity of Life. During Respect Life Week we will be carrying his column each day as an introductory promotion.

    For past columns by Frank Joseph, MD, click on Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL! Archives   If you want to send him ideas or feedback, you can reach him at

No More Declaration of Independence

        As we complete this week generally regarded as Respect Life Week I had to bring Christine Todd Whitman, the governor of New Jersey, who vetoed the ban on partial-birth abortions in her state, only to have it passed over her veto, now has a problem with the school children of her state, reciting the "Declaration of Independence" in class. She thinks, it's a waste of time. Said Whitman, "what good are words, they just memorize them -- it doesn't do any good. They have got to know what those words mean."

        Wow! This is her excuse, for not wanting the children to recite the Declaration of Independence -- because they don't know, what it really means?

        There's an old proverb -- I believe Chinese in origin, that says -- "be careful of what you wish for, you might get it."

        So, Governor Whitman, be careful of what you wish for -- because if those words actually sink into the heads of children and they truly believe the words, your abortion on demand would become history.

        Maybe Governor Whitman, YOU should let the words of the Declaration of Independence sink into your head:

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

        Notice, that it does NOT say that all men are "born equal." It says, "all men are CREATED EQUAL." And there's not a scientist in the world, who could deny the fact that human life begins at conception.

        Or, could it be that Whitman, KNOWS that our forefathers intended to include the unborn and eventually the children would come to that same conclusion. But if it's not recited anymore, over and over, the chances of the children knowing the truth will be thwarted.

        I can come to no other conclusion. WHY, this argument, concerning the Declaration of Independence? First they took prayers out of the public schools, then legalized the killing of unborn babies, even while they're being born, and now this. And to think, there is talk that Christine Todd Whitman may be picked by a Republican presidential candidate as a possible vice-president. Can you imagine that?

        In closing, I would like to say that our learned forefathers, chose their words carefully, so there would be NO misinterpreting the words. They could just as easily have said, born equal, but they did NOT. But the PCKU (Pro-choice to kill the unborn) will not accept it. They are willing to discredit our country's most revered document, just to satisfy their killing agenda, and we just sit on our "duffs" and let them.

        I'll return with my next column next Wednesday. Until then, do me a favor and go to Mass this weekend and pray hard for the poor innocent pre-borns - those who have been slaughtered and those still alive in their mothers' wombs - pray for God's mercy that they will one day see the light of day and breathe fresh air, being allowed to grow strong and contribute to society. Pray also for God's Mercy for those who willingly kill, promote or participate by their inactivity and apathy. They definitely are going to need it for God will be avenged for the murder of these innocents and all who have any part in the destruction of any human being will have to answer to Him. Only God can give and take life!

        God bless,

    Dr. Frank

January 28-30, 2000
volume 11, no. 20
Pro-Life Prescriptions: LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!

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