BOSTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Pro-life groups in the Boston archdiocese are mobilizing on Saturday to commemorate babies who have been killed through abortion and to oppose an amendment that will expand abortion access in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Coordinators are asking for all attendees to bring a red rose in memory of the babies killed by abortion and to acknowledge babies who will be killed if Amendment 759 is passed.
Chief organizer and pro-life advocate Catherine Jenkins told Church Militant:
In this world, it is easy to despair when we see evil no longer afraid to hide itself. Satan is rearing his ugly head in his attempt to legalize the killing of full-term babies. For all who despair, there is hope in Our Immaculate Mother. For she shall crush the ancient serpent's head, and in the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph!
In that hope, Jenkins urges all to support the memorial: "Let us come together united under our Mother's mantle, armed with the Rosary, bearing roses for the world to see. These roses will be a tangible witness of our prayers against infanticide and for the unborn lives lost to abortion."
The agenda for the Dec. 5 event includes:
For those who cannot physically attend the memorial but who nonetheless want to donate roses, the organizers have set up an online site.
"We have raised $3,700 thus far," the pro-life firebrand says. "So that is almost 4,000 babies the roses will represent. I heard Massachusetts aborted 22,000 this year alone ... that's why I'm praying to St. Therese for a flood of roses!"
House Amendment 759 will be considered by the Massachusetts house of representatives in the coming days. This amendment would expand abortion access well beyond what is already encased in state law, including:
House Speaker Robert DeLeo, a Democrat, sees the amendment as protection of "women's reproductive rights on the national level." In a statement, he said, "[I]t is urgent that the House take up an immediate measure to remove barriers to women's reproductive health options and protect the concepts enshrined in Roe v. Wade."
But Jenkins and the other pro-life organizers see things differently. They call the amendment an "evil policy" that "must never be allowed to stand."
"The event is landing on the first Saturday within the Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe," Jenkins points out. "I want people to know the Blessed Mother and the Holy Spirit want this. She wants those consecrated to her to come together. If she can convert the Aztecs and end human sacrifice in the millions, what are five hearts?"
The final vote on the amendment hinges on "the change of heart in just five legislators," according to Jenkins' calculation. "Let us be little Juan Diegos for the world and bring roses and prayers for a miracle."
"Boston is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War," she further points out. "It would be appropriate for it to be the birthplace of a spiritual revolutionary war gathering Our Lady's militia."
"Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patroness of America. She can save us!" Jenkins rallies. "Let's flood the statehouse with red."