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Anti-abortion crowd should boycott March of Dimes

Each year the Catholic churches here in Lima fill up buses with people of all faiths and go to Washington, D.C., for the Pro-Life March. The march is to protest Roe v. Wade and to end abortion. They believe life begins at the very moment of conception and that killing an unborn person is a sin.

A lot of these same people participate on the walks for March of Dimes thinking that they are “helping babies,” because MOD’s logo says “Saving Babies Together.” If these people knew the truth, they would never do it. It may actually be a sin to participate.

The following information is from Life Issues Institute’s website: “March of Dimes has missed the irony of their logo. They are involved with Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD). Before human embryos are implanted into the womb by in-vitro fertilization, they are first screened for genetic imperfections or diseases. The human embryos that don’t meet their standards are instead destroyed” (http://j.mp/YwydqZ).

The website also states: “The March of Dimes also supports fetal tissue research. The March of Dimes held their 2002 Annual Clinical Genetics meeting March 14-17, 2002. One of the workshops taught those attending how to use PGD to identify more genetic diseases.”

I hope this information will change the hearts of the people that are planning to do the MOD walk. I hope this message is repeated in the sermons and Masses.

— Barbara Reeder, Lima

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