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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Cleveland Right to Life - Sol Pitchon

"The encroaching culture of death shall not prevail, for we know, as we read in St. John's gospel, that 'the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness will not overcome it.' The darkness will never overcome that light.  Never. Never." Dr. Jack Willke, known as the father of the pro-life movement.

I was at a right to life convention this weekend.  Man, if you want to meet some happy people, hang out with people who like people.  Seriously, these are the nicest people I have ever met.

Instead of wanting to abort children and exterminate by the age of 75 (at the latest) anyone who happens to not be aborted, pro-lifers love all life.  So, they actually like living, and it shows.

One of the speakers today was Sol Pitchon.  Sol was born in Greece and is of Jewish descent.  He moved to America in 1951 and became a Christian in 1981.  He is the president and CEO of New Life Solutions.

Sol tells an amazing story of his mother, Garmaine's, survival of the Holocaust.  Garmaine, who was 16 at the time, was in the middle of being sterilized by Nazis in a concentration camp.  One ovary had already been removed.

The Nazi butcher was called away on an emergency and couldn't complete the "surgery."

Get a tissue.

"An old Jewish doctor, who performed the sterilization surgery under the threat of death, had removed one of her ovaries and made the incision but did not remove the other ovary," Sol, 63, says. "He said to her, 'When you have children, think of me.'"

What a beautiful story of kindness and redemption even in the face of pure evil.