Danielle Bean, a wife and mother of eight, is editorial director of Faith & Family magazine and author of My Cup of Tea, Mom to Mom, Day to Day, and most recently Small Steps for Catholic Moms. Read more of her blogging at Faith & Family Live and DanielleBean.com.
When a recent radio news report about George Soros referred to the activist billionaire as a “philanthropist” I groaned out loud.
This man might be many things, but he is no philanthropist.
His $100 million donation to the liberal activist group Human Rights Watch is just the latest example of his support for organizations that not only don’t benefit humanity, but actually do great harm to all human beings. Especially unborn ones.
And pro-lifers should consider themselves warned. Soros is just getting started donating his millions to promote global abortion rights:
Soros told the New York Times that the gift is just one of many hefty political donations he plans to make that will likely continue benefiting groups on the pro-abortion side of the debate.
“This is partly due to age,” the 80-year-old said about his plan to begin giving away vast sums of money from his fortune.
“Originally I wanted to distribute all of the money during my lifetime, but I have abandoned that plan. My foundation should continue, but I still would like to do a lot of giving during my lifetime, and doing it this way, with such size, is a step in that direction,” Soros added.
Human Rights Watch said it will use the money to hire an additional 120 staffers to the current group of 300 it fields around the world.
What do those “staffers” do?
Pro-lifers who hear about this pro-abortion donation should ask themselves: What am I doing to offset it?
I don’t happen to have a spare $100 million his month, and I’m betting you don’t either. But there is some smaller amount every one of us can donate to a pro-life cause of our choosing. Besides monetary donations, though, there is more we can do to fight back against Soros’ blood money.
God doesn’t need a cash infusion to reach deep into the hearts of men. He can change people’s hearts and minds, one unborn baby at a time. Make pro-life intentions a daily part of your prayer life.
The good old fashioned power of “offering up” is probably not a weapon George Soros has in his spiritual arsenal, but pro-life Catholics have this one covered. Consider making a commitment to some small sacrifice for the intention of ending abortion. This inspiring list of practical suggestions (recommended by Faith & Family’s own Rebecca Teti) is a good place to start.
3. Speak up.
For those of us living in a culture of death, silence is consent. Don’t go along. Be a voice for the voiceless. Even if it might create a socially awkward moment for you, don’t miss your next opportunity to defend the intrinsic value of all human life from conception to natural death.