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Saturday, January 22, 2011


We choose life around here. We choose to have more children if God will bless us with them.

In the meantime, a few of us went to the March for Life in downtown Dallas on Saturday, January 22, 2011. It has been 38 years since abortion was legalized in America, and this last week we saw a surrogate mother called a 'gestational carrier' (sounds like a disease, doesn't it?) and an abortionist is accused of murder and collecting gruesome little keepsakes of his smallest victims. We've come a long way, baby.

The March for Life started at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Arts District. See the picture below:

Here is the church, there is the steeple. Open up the doors, and see all the people!

We went to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass at Mater Dei Catholic Church at 8 a.m., partly to avoid the crowd at the Cathedral. There were a lot of people, and not much respect for the Mass going on inside(we could hear it on the speakers located outside the front of church). Many of the people waiting outside were not Catholic, and probably did not realize Mass was going on, so I can't blame them. But some of my children did see people who had just received Communion go right back to visiting with others out on the courtyard. Sad way to start a march for life.

The organizers had the march led by a Flag detail, followed by strollers - one for each year abortion has been legalized. The strollers were empty, except for a placard with a year written on it. Once again, my iPhone showed its limits, when it obviously closed down the shutter because of the brightness of the white cards in the strollers. This was only the beginning of bad pictures:

We marched from the Cathedral to the Earle Cabell Federal Building, where the case of 'Roe v. Wade' was first tried. I did not notice until after we left that there were a large number of DHS (Department of Homeland Security) vehicles parked outside the building. Perhaps they thought a Pro-Life Rally would be the seedbed of violence and revolution on a cool January day in Dallas.

The crowd was peaceful. We walked along with some folks who were praying the Rosary in Spanish. Bishop Kevin Farrell made a few remarks at the rally, followed by some singing and some other speeches given by some of the other denominations represented at the rally. Here is a crowd scene:

Here is a slightly different camera angle, giving one some appreciation for the size of the crowd:

On the walk back to the Cathedral, I got this shot of this sign:


Oh, yes.

People are always offended by the images which we pro-lifers are supposedly fabricating and then shoving into the faces of innocent children. I won't be doing that, but I would wager that most abortion advocates would be more upset by the following pictures than they would if they saw a dismembered baby in a dumpster.

The first picture is of a building along the parade route, which is obviously undergoing renovation:

The second picture is that of my right third molar, or 'wisdom tooth.' I was at a gun show last weekend, and while eating a soft pretzel I broke off a piece of my third molar. I was amazed that it did not hurt - yet. On Monday morning, I called my children's dentist, and they made an appointment for me that afternoon. After looking at the tooth and the x-rays, they took it out under local anesthesia.

This is what it looked like:

Neat, huh? I have a matching one somewhere in my dresser, and my oldest daughter promised me that she would throw them out before I am even buried. I told her they just might be valuable as first class relics someday.


MightyMom said...

my hubby was in that crowd too!

and did you see my post about finding my grandmother's teeth in her buttons???

throw those dang things away!!!

dadwithnoisykids said...

@MightyMom, those teeth are potential first class relics some day.....

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