On February 3, 1994, Mother Teresa was the keynote speaker at a National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. President and Mrs. Clinton, Vice President and Mrs. Gore, and three thousand others were present to hear this eighty-three-year-old nun. She spoke forthrightly against abortion: “If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill each other? Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what they want.” Although the current administration has advocated abortion, they can’t dismiss the logic they heard. Violence in America goes much deeper than drugs, gun control, and gangs. It is rooted in a philosophy that cheapens life from the moment of conception.
* Pastor’s Weekly Briefing, Feb. 11, 1994, p. 1
McHenry’s Quips, Quotes and Other Notes, HeavenWord Stories for Teachers and Preachers, CD-ROM, HeavenWord, Inc., Raleigh NC, 1999.