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.
Monday, November 19, 2012
ALL Pro-Life Today: The National Memorial for the Unborn: A tale of miracles, repentance, and redemption
Monday, November 19, 2012
The National Memorial for the Unborn: A tale of miracles, repentance, and redemption
By Julia Pritchett Celebrate Life
The sign at the entrance of the National Memorial for the Unborn, located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, greets visitors with these words: "'The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace' (Haggai 2:9). Welcome ... the gates and doors of the National Memorial for the Unborn are always open ... please enter in peace."
Today, pundits and politicians are so myopic----or self-serving----that they want to convince us that this election was all about better ground games, polling models, and outreach. They talk as if the future of our nation is the same as plotting out Xs and Os, trick plays, and running a zone versus man-to-man coverage. How did that work out for us? Let's start with the most obvious: It wasn't the economy, stupid! In case no one other than me noticed, that strategy was 20 years ago when another young, populist Democrat named Bill Clinton ran for the presidency and whipped the pro-family, pro-life conservative party. Here are three wrong lessons being foisted upon the public.
A federal court [Friday] ruled that a Bible publisher does not have to offer contraceptives and possible abortion-inducing drugs to employees, for the time being. Tyndale House Publishers, a nonprofit that publishes Bibles and other Christian materials, is seeking relief from a rule issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which says almost all businesses and religious groups must offer insurance the covers those items, or face hefty fines. The court said the mandate may not be enforced against Tyndale while the case proceeds----making it the third company nationwide to get a short reprieve.
A new manual by the World Health Organization (WHO) on how to do abortions is facing criticism for advocating substandard medical care and a ban on all limits to abortion. Aimed particularly at poor women in developing countries, the manual downplays medical oversight and recommends disposing of the "waste," including babies' remains, in sewers or latrines. A review of the WHO's "Safe Abortion: Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems" just published by C-FAM (publisher of the Friday Fax) has found the agency "recommending abortion practices for women in poor countries that have been rejected by medical experts in the developed world." The review, which was peer reviewed by experts in medicine and international law, concludes the WHO's guidance is designed to make abortion more widespread. The WHO discourages customary practices such as exams to detect ectopic pregnancies or complications.