The following comes from a March 31 LifeSiteNews article by Lisa Bourne:
An annual pro-life outreach at Cal State Long Beach drew the anticipated pushback this year, but one pro-life student has a more personal investment than most, and he’s prepared to continue making a difference in defense of life.
Jose Espinoza’s initial involvement in the Genocide Awareness Project at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) got kicked up a notch a few years back after an encounter with a pro-abortion female student who told him to his face she would have aborted him.
Espinoza, who is blind, had asked the young woman her thoughts on aborting a disabled child, and she said she was fine with it.
“That took me back as a person with disabilities,” he told LifeSiteNews. “She told me if I was her child, and she knew I had a disability, she would make the choice to have an abortion.”
“It pretty much blew me away,” he said. “I just told her, how can you just think of aborting your baby just because of having a disability? You don’t know if that baby is going to grow up and be an inspiration for other people with disabilities.”
“I let her know that I didn’t understand why she would say that statement,” he added.
Espinoza is also a non-traditional student in his late 30’s. Born in Mexico in 1979, his family emigrated to the U.S. when he was a year old. The oldest of four, he was born with glaucoma and was essentially nearsighted until completely losing his sight at 17.
Espinoza spent 10 years in Disabled Students Programs and Services at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, eventually transferring to Cal State Long Beach this year after completing some general education courses at the community college.
This was his fifth year volunteering for the Genocide Awareness Project at CSULB after having done so while still studying at Rio Hondo. It was through a newsletter from the University’s Catholic Newman Club that he became familiar with GAP.
The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) is a mobile exhibit displaying images of aborted fetuses and embryos alongside images of victims of other varied genocides.
Espinoza said he talks to students and tries to make them understand the history of [Planned Parenthood] and how it’s founder Margaret Sanger was focused on eugenics.
He estimates about 50-60 percent of college students will have reasonable dialogue, and maybe 10-20 percent are “so hardheaded, they refuse to be open about the issue.”
Even though he didn’t change the feminist’s mind that told him she would have aborted him, he feels the interaction was still good. “I would say I opened her eyes to the fact there are other options.”
He is confident his generation will see and be the change back toward a respect for the sanctity of human life.
And that confidence comes from his faith, because as Espinoza said, “I’m just doing what my Catholic faith wants me to do.”
countries promoting genocide will be washed away in a new form of the flood, but those who witness to the truth will be a light in this age and the age to come.
How in God’s name can anyone defend abortion such as, Democrats, liberals, feminists, actors, musicians, gays, liberal Catholics with such gusto and enthusiasm? I never understood why they relish in the murder of the unborn, and the hypocrisy of women’s groups and gay’s don’t they get the fact that they are killing female babies and if gays believe that 10% of the population is gay, then they are supporting the killing of babies that may be gay!!
In the Holy Scriptures long ago some pagans worshiped a false god known as Baal. They would have sexual orgies. Men with women, men with men, women with women. And since Planned Parenthood was not around back then to murder the unborn babies, they would take their babies and children after they were born, and throw them into the fires and burn them to their false god Baal. They would have their sexual orgies while the babies and small children were screaming in the flames dying. The U.N. will be placing a large 3-D print of the arch way of the temple of Baal in New York this month and one in London England. Then the U.N. plans on putting 1000 more in different cities around the world. The 3-D arch way of the temple of Baal looks like it…
“While it is true replicas of Palmyra’s Temple of Baal arch are being constructed for temporary display in New York and London, the project solely involves reproducing the structure’s arch and not creating a functional building. Moreover, interest in reproducing the demolished antiquity is archeological in nature, not religious.”
By the way – this is effort is to highight the destruction of people and culture for which ISIS deserves blame. It was ISIS who destroyed the real arch.
I will never forget the time I went to a convention for a prolife crisis pregnancy center in a large hotel. There was also a convention there of Little People (dwarves) having a good time. I could not help thinking later that if some parents had not been prolife and others had not helped them, those Little People would not even exist. It also reminded me of C.S. Lewis’ series, “The Chronicles of Narnia”, where the dwarves fight on the side of Aslan the lion, the Christ like figure.. Keep up the good work, Jose, “I am glad you were born”
There is a report now on the news that a 30 year-old woman named Dafne Gutierrez was healed of blindness at St. Joseph Maronite Church in Phoenix, Arizona, through the intercession of St. Charbel Makhlouf, a Lebanese saint. Dafne was neither Lebanese nor a Maronite Catholic, but prayed near his relics.
Perhaps Jose Espinoza could find some way to ask for healing through the intercession of this saint, especially if his relics are present. They were in California, then Arizona, but I do not know where they will be next.