Flashback: Mother Teresa: ‘Greatest Destroyer of Peace Today is Abortion’

January 21, 2014 - 1:33 PM

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Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

“[I]f we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” -- Mother Teresa

(CNSNews.com) – Wednesday, Jan. 22, is the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide and which has resulted, so far, in the killing of more than 55 million babies in the United States – about 1.3 million killed every year.

Back in February 1994, at a National Prayer Breakfast attended by the pro-abortion President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton, as well as Vice President Al Gore and his then-wife, Tipper Gore,  the Catholic nun Mother Teresa spoke about the evil of abortion, explaining how it is “the greatest destroyer of peace today.”

Abortion “is really a war against the child, a direct killing of the innocent child, murder by the mother herself,” said Mother Teresa, who died in 1997, and whose cause for canonization as a saint is now before the Catholic Church.

“[I]f we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” she said. “Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love one another, but to use any violence to get what they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.”

Ask yourself, if you’re not against murdering children, then what are you against?

If we truly want peace, we must protect the innocent, from the moment of conception. It is as simple as that.