Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
'These Are the Times That Try Men's Souls'
New Year's Eve, December 31, 2009
Dear Friends of Life,
As the tumultuous year 2009 winds this evening to a close and the New Year of 2010 is upon us, I am reminded of the famous words of Thomas Paine, penned in December of 1776, as our nation struggled desperately for its Independence. His words could not be more applicable to our current situation if they had been written today.
These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.
Yes, these are the times that try men's souls. Today, we are faced with a radically pro-abortion President and Congress, which are trying to force the tyranny of socialized medicine upon an unwilling nation and along with it, taxpayer-funded abortions.
When the fetters of oppressive government force men and women of conscience to fund the taking of innocent human life, the extinguishing of other liberties is not far behind.
But what is freedom without life?
The fight to restore life and freedom to pre-born Americans is adifficult one that Operation Rescue could not hope to engage in without the prayers and support of people like you.
To paraphrase Paine, he that stands by us now, deserves our love and thanks at this critical time in our history. Our nation stands at a turning point, but we have faith that the glorious triumph over abortion is within our grasp.
As we face a new year with faith and hope, we pray that you will consider making a generous end-of-the-year gift to Operation Rescue to keep us in the fray in defense of those who cannot defend themselves. This year has been financially difficult for us, and your gifts will help us to move forward into 2010 with the resources we need to press on to victory with our life-saving work. (Click to donate now.)
May you cherish and enjoy all the blessings of Life and Liberty in the coming year,