My Dear Classmates:
There are very few times in life when we are given a "do over." This is one of those times. With the election of Senator Brown to fill Senator Kennedy's seat we have reset the health care debate and the Right to Life Issue. Let us not waste this opportunity to insure that there are no federal tax dollars paying for abortion anywhere. On February 22nd this year the following comment was on the editorial page of the Saint Louis Review, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese. It stated" A majority of Americans know that the right to life is foundational to all substantive reform which attempts to improve the culutral life of our nation and its citizens."
Pope John Paul II said very clearly that life is the gratest priority. Above all the common outcry which is justly made on behalf of human rights-- for example, the right to health, to home', to work, to family, to culture-- is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all otherpersonal rights, is not defended with maximum determination."
Eddie Habert (Class of 1959)