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Scenes from Ground Zero of the Abortion Holocaust


By Alvaro Delgado | January-February 2015
Fr. Alvaro Delgado is Pastor of St. Edward's Catholic Church in Stockton, California, a parish that is predominantly Hispanic. He delivers a weekly pro-life message on Spanish-speaking radio stations that broadcast out of Stockton and Modesto. Abortions are no longer performed on Mondays at the abortion mill discussed in this article. They are now performed Thursdays, which is when pro-lifers now keep their vigil.

At the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, as newly arrived prisoners filed in, a Nazi officer decided with a wave of his hand which of them would live and which would die. In three seconds, the officer determined if a prisoner was strong enough to work or so frail that he would be put to death. This was part of a coldly calculated, cruel, and evil scheme that placed Auschwitz at the strategic center of prisoner transportation lines from Rome, the Netherlands, and Hungary. As the prisoners filed before the commanding officer, they were greeted with the humiliating music of a live orchestra.

The museum at Auschwitz is witness to the horrors: photos of skeleton-like women, having lost seventy kilograms in the camp; piles of human hair, shoes, brushes, shoe polish, ensuring nothing would be wasted; a small railroad-like car for transportation of corpses to the crematorium; gas chambers where prisoners suffered excruciating death by suffocation from poisonous pellets. The Nazi war machine justified these horrors as the purification of the German nation and the preservation of an Aryan master race, a utopia for the Fatherland.

Right now in the U.S., the decision to eliminate the life of an innocent human being is made 3,500 times each and every day, with a ruthlessness resembling that of the Nazi regime. What happened in Germany is not replicated precisely in America, and we must concede that many women resort to abortion under tremendous duress, agonizing over a painful, gut-wrenching decision. But in modern-day America, human life is destroyed on a massive scale with the cruel, evil, and machine-like efficiency characteristic of the Nazis. Now as then, here as there, mere men continue to take upon themselves the god-like role of arbitrarily deciding who is worthy to live and who should die.

Nazi Germany was seduced by a diabolical lie that promised a utopian Fatherland; America has been seduced by the lie that abortion paves the way to social progress — the liberation of women and the elimination of poverty. A corollary lie, rooted in the poisoned fruit of the sexual revolution, has given rise to a culture of death that turns women into sex objects to be used and discarded, and justifies the cold-blooded elimination of unborn children.

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