Evil Can Only Be Ugly

Florida Congressman, Matt Gaetz, shocked the world when he boldly labeled pro-abortion protestors, “odious and ugly” during a Turning Point USA Student Action Summit a few weeks ago.  While it appears that he was mostly commenting on the protestors’ physical appearance, he’s not wrong and here’s why. The pro-choice protestors are ugly and odious because of what they say, do and the callus contempt they have for the lives of innocent unborn children.

Let’s start with what they say. These women all seem to be screaming at decibels and frequencies painful to the human ear. It makes you wonder if they are possessed by demons. The string of profanities coming out of their mouths would make even a sailor blush. Somehow, they seem to be able to use the f-word in every part of speech, in fact they use it multiple times in one sentence. This is what the feminist movement has given us, equal opportunity to hurl obscene language at people you disagree with. I hardly call this progress.

One young woman was recorded screaming, “We love killing babies!” Another woman clad in an indecent swimsuit with a doll hanging from pink and red scarves screamed, “I’m killing the babies! “on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.  If this behavior isn’t ugly and odious, I don’t know what would qualify.

Now let’s examine the actions of many of the pro-choice protestors. A group of what appeared to be high school or college aged girls descended on Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home wearing fake blood-stained white pants and holding small baby dolls. Their faces were smeared with mock black tears and messily applied bright red lipstick. This look is the thing of nightmares and I pity any young children that were subjected to this hideous sight in Barrett’s neighborhood. The culture of death they represent is hideous, morbid and macabre.

The signs the pro-abortion protestors also display the ugliness of their message and ideology, “We Love Abortion” “Abortion is a Gift” and “Abortion on Demand without Apology.” There is no more talk about rare, safe, rape or incest. They simply want to use abortion as a birth control method and they are finally admitting it. How is it not ugly to terminate an innocent life so you can act carelessly, irresponsibly and selfishly?

You see, Gaetz is right. The pro-abortion protestors are ugly and odious. But it has little to do with their physical appearance, and more about the evil that lurks deep within their hearts. As The Catholic World Report says, “Ugliness is a spiritual problem. And the greatest ugliness of all – sin – corrupts and distorts the beauty of our soul…”.   

Evil and sin are ugly and thankfully God gave us the ability to see it clearly. As human beings made in the image and likeness of God, we are programmed to avoid the repulsive and seek beauty wherever we encounter it, be it a fine work of art, a harmonious piece of music, pastoral landscape or creation itself. These beautiful sights and sounds give glory to the Creator and fill us with a sense of peace and contentment. But beauty can also be found within a life lived in goodness, purity and holiness.

It is no accident that the children who had apparitions of the Blessed Mother described her as the most beautiful woman they had ever seen, “A lady more brilliant than the sun.” This is even before they realized her true identify. Mary, because of her total submission to the will of God, was full of grace and this is the source of her incredible beauty.

Let us pray for the conversion of all these misguided “ugly” girls and women that they may come to see the truth about the evil of abortion and become the beautiful person God created them to be. May the Blessed Mother become their role model in life and love.

Holy Mother, we pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart 
for all mothers and all unborn children 
that they may have life here on earth 
and by the most Precious Blood shed by your Son 
that they may have eternal life with Him in heaven. 
We also pray to your Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart 
for all abortionists and all abortion supporters 
that they may be converted and accept your Son, Jesus Christ, 
as their Lord and Savior. 
Defend all of your children in the battle against Satan 
and all of the evil spirits in this present darkness. 



Editor’s note – The entire prayer can be found here: Prayer for Abortion Victims

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