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Susan Jajou Celebrates a Culture of Life Victory But Says The Momentum Must Continue
By Ann Bahri :: Wednesday, April 18, 2007 :: 102216 Views :: Law & Order, Government & Society

Washington DC, USA –  Chaldeans overwhelming applaud America’s Supreme Court's majority who has upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 that president Bush singed into law.  Chaldean activists continue to fight hard alongside others throughout the world to stop the killing of babies.  “Over 95% of abortions are performed out of social convenience.  It is sad that the ignorant among us are being manipulated into killing their babies.  We are the abolitionists of our time.  We must protect the weak and innocent and stop those who believe these babies are not human,” says UCLA’s Right to Life student leader Susan Jajou.

The 5-4 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy has the Culture of Life groups cheering.   Reacting to the ruling, Bush said that it affirms the progress his administration has made to defend the "sanctity of life."  Bush added, "I am pleased that the Supreme Court has upheld a law that prohibits the abhorrent procedure of partial birth abortion," he said. "Today's decision affirms that the Constitution does not stand in the way of the people's representatives enacting laws reflecting the compassion and humanity of America."

America’s leaders are applauding the Supreme Court’s decision.  "I applaud the Court for its ruling today, and my hope is that it sets the stage for further progress in the fight to ensure our nation's laws respect the sanctity of unborn human life," said Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, Republican leader in the House of Representatives.

Jay Sekulow, a prominent abortion opponent who is chief counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice, said, "This is the most monumental win on the abortion issue that we have ever had."

Abortion corporations such as Planned Parenthood have released a dramatic flurry of press releases and comments expressing their frustration.  Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger remains controversial over her prejudicial stance against African Americans and her plan of eugenics and segregation. 

“Dubbed "Abortion Central" by the Wall Street Journal, Planned Parenthood seeks to increase its share of the lucrative abortion market and sees this recent ruling as a threat to their money stream,” says Jajou.  “They (Planned Parenthood) admits to killing over 250,000 babies in 2006, making nearly a $100 million dollars.  Women in desperation come to them and are fooled into having expensive and dangerous abortions.  Less than 1% are ever referred to adoption agencies.”

The Chaldean student leader who prefers to consider herself as an abolitionist has helped gather petition signatures, contributed money, written responses to newspapers, radio, and television, helped organize boycotts against businesses supporting Planned Parenthood, and organize groups to be just involved as I am.  “This is our defining moment in history.  Just as slavery was definitive moral crisis of America’s pas history, this is ours.  We have to fight abortion with as much zeal as the abolitionist of the past that fought another gravely immoral act – slavery.”

When asked why she is so passionate she replies, “I have educated my friends and family members about the truth.  There is so much evil in the world and abortion is one of the worse.  When my father talks about the death toll in Iraq I tell him it is very sad and if he could do something he should.  Since we are no longer in Iraq, I urge him to join me in helping those that are being slaughtered in America.  If we lose this battle of defending the most vulnerable and innocent of humanity the world will spin out of control and the ugliness we now will pale in comparison to what will follow.”

More than 1 million are killed each year in the United State, according to recent statistics. The procedure banned by the Federal courts involves partially removing the baby from a woman's uterus, then crushing or cutting its skull until the baby is dead.  Abortion opponents say the law will not reduce the number of abortions performed because an alternate method — killing the fetus in the uterus — is available and, indeed, much more common.

The Republican-controlled Congress responded in 2003 by passing a federal law that asserted the procedure is gruesome, inhumane and never medically necessary to preserve a woman's health. That statement was designed to overcome the health exception to restrictions that the court has demanded in abortion cases.

But federal judges in liberally controlled California, Nebraska and New York said the law was unconstitutional, and three appellate courts agreed. The Supreme Court accepted appeals from California and Nebraska, setting up Wednesday's ruling.

Those opposing the ruling are alleging that a woman’s health is at risk because of the ruling.  Although the upheld law allows the procedure to be performed when a woman's life is in jeopardy, Justice Kennedy said the court could entertain a challenge if some doctor feels otherwise and found it necessary to only perform this procedure on a patient suffering certain medical complications.

Jajou says this is only the beginning and that those who oppose attacks on babies and children need to remain vigilant.  “We can not slow down the momentum to end this sort of abuse.  We have to continue putting pressure on our local, state, and federal politicians.  We have to get the truth out to everyone and show the horror of abortion.  We have to cut funding to all those who support abortion.  Like the abolitionist of our past we have to fight just as hard, be just as organized, and just as committee – our future is at stake.”

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St. Joseph, MI USA

St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church
2442 E. Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, MI 48083
Tel: (248) 528-3676
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Congregation Organizer:
Rev. Michael J. Bazzi

Church Constructing Pastor:
Rev. Sarhad Y. Jammo

Current Pastor:
Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Parochial Vicar:
Rev. Ayad Hanna

 Current Pastor: Msgr. Zouhair Toma

Msgr. Zouhair Toma (Kejbou) was born in Telkaif, Iraq in 1947.  He was ordained a priest in Baghdad, Iraq in 1968, and accepted his first assignment to serve the community of Baquba.  The Monsignor’s leadership skills and organizational talents along with his mastery of theology were immediately evident.  He later assisted Sts. Peter and Paul in Al-Salehia, and St. George in New Baghdad.

In August, 1978 Monsignor Toma was called to serve the growing community of persecuted Chaldeans finding refuge in Australia.   Being the fist Chaldean priest to arrive in Australia he quickly established a parish for the Chaldeans in Sydney to serve their social and spiritual needs.  The parish was named after St. Thomas the Apostle and built a rectory. 

In 1989, for his incredible work he was granted the title of Monsignor, Chaldean Patriarchal Vicar for Australia and New Zealand.  Continuing his passionate work to serve the Chaldean community the Monsignor moved the Parish Center to a more accessible location and built a large church campus featuring a modern community center, residence quarters, and administrative offices in 1995. 

In 2003, Monsignor Toma added a magnificent church to replace the previous one in order to serve the fast growing community and also opened two other centers.  The first was Our Lady Guardian of Plants in Melbourne, and the second was Mar Addai the Apostle in Auckland, New Zealand.  Mar Addai in New Zealand included two very large churches along with rectories and community centers.  Overseeing the Patriarchal Vicariate for 28 years, he managed to inspire six more priests to help minister to the fast growing Chaldean community. 

In August 2006, Monsignor chose to assist the St. Thomas the Apostle Diocese in the U.S. as more Catholic churches were being built in America and address the growing need.  On October 2006, Monsignor was incardinated and appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Troy.