DadWith sadness and fond memories, I am reporting that the father of Anita Moody, Winferd (Bud) Moody, passed away Friday, June 12 at the age of 87. Anita is the Regional Coordinator of the Gabriel Project in the Indianapolis Archdiocese. Within the archdiocese, Anita assigns all the women asking for help to churches and coordinators. She also answers some of the phone calls for help, looks for shelter for the women, collects and delivers cribs, diapers and gently used clothing, makes referrals to Birthline and leads the coordinators.

Bud was proud of the work that Anita and her sister, Bobbi Lawless (an Angel from Little Flower parish), do for the Gabriel Project. He was President of the Blue Army in Indianapolis and Chair of the Respect Life Committee at Little Flower for many years. Bud was also well known for his letters to the editor about pro-life issues to the Criterion.

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The following letters were written by Bud Moody and appeared in the Criterion.

Why Charge Him With Feticide?
The Criterion (date unknown)

Where did Eddie Richardson go wrong? Grant County presecutors have filed charges of murder and feticide against him in the deaths of a teen-ager and her 2-month-old fetus.

I can understand his being charged with murder in the death of the girl, but in today's society, why charge him with killing a fetus when doctors kill millions of them every year? Does a law make it right to kill a human being before it is born? Or is, perhaps, the baby less dead if a doctor kills it?

Perhaps if Eddie would have mailed the girl a statement, even though she would not have been alive to receive it, charging her $200 to $300 for the "procedure," then it would not have been feticide.

Down the Slippery Slope
The Criterion, February 1, 2002

On Jan. 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision making abortion legal anytime during the nine months of pregnancy.

Many claim that this was the beginning of humanity's slide down the slippery slope to the culture of death. But, in my opinion, this disastrous slide began in 1930, when Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, convinced a bishop of the Anglican Church to approve the use of contraceptives. Up to that time, no Christian denomination approved of this. Now the Catholic Church stands alone in opposition to the use of contraceptives.

Poor Children Can Rise to Great Success
Indianapolis Star, August 22, 1999

Don't we get smarter all the time? Two highly respected scholars have come to the conclusion that the reduced rate of crime during the past 30 years is due to the legalization of abortion in the 1970s ("Abortion in the '70s lowered '90s crime, study says," The Star, Aug. 9).

Now we know how to eliminate all crime; we just kill all babies before they are born. In a few years, there will be no crime. Why didn't someone think of this sooner?