by WorldTribune Staff, August 27, 2020
Sister Deirdre Byrne from the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts, a former Army surgeon, said in address to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday that “the largest marginalized group in the world” is “the unborn.”
“While we tend to think of the marginalized as living beyond our borders, the truth is, the largest marginalized group in the world can be found here in the United States. They are the unborn,” said Sister Byrne.
Sister Byrne added that, as a physician, she can say “without hesitation” that “life begins at conception.”
“As Christians, we first met Jesus as a stirring embryo in the womb of an unwed mother and saw him born nine months later in the poverty of the cave,” she said.
“It’s no coincidence that Jesus stood up for what was just and was ultimately crucified because what he said wasn’t politically correct or fashionable,” said Sister Byrne. “As followers of Christ, we are called to stand up for life against the politically correct or fashionable of today.”
“We must fight against a legislative agenda that supports and even celebrates destroying life in the womb,” she said. “Keep in mind the laws we create define how we see our humanity. And we must ask ourselves, ‘What are we saying when we go into a womb and snuff out an innocent, powerless, voiceless life?’ ”
Sister Byrne went on to say that “Donald Trump is the most pro-life president that this nation has ever had, defending life at all stages. His belief in the sanctity of life transcends politics.”
“President Trump will stand up against Biden and Harris, who are the most anti-life presidential ticket ever, even supporting the horrors of late-term abortion and infanticide.”
“Because of his courage and conviction, President Trump has earned the support of America’s pro-life community,” concluded Sister Byrne as she took out her rosary. “Thank you, Mr. President, we are all praying for you.”
The National Catholic Register has a detailed profile of Sister Byrne here.