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.
MCLOUTH, Kan., Jan. 7, 2014 /Christian Newswire/
-- Violence is not the end of the story! It's now possible to register
names for the aborted children who have died as mere "statistics" --
free, at 50MillionNames.org.
Giving a name emphasizes the humanity of each baby, and calls
attention to the staggering number of abortions in a hope-giving way.
Each name is accompanied by a concrete gesture: How will you honor this
child? Participants are creating a legacy of love for these unwanted
children. In their names, we offer acts of service, prayers, donations
to humanitarian organizations, works of art, and more. The ripple
effect of honoring these children is already bringing blessing and
healing. God has taught us to pray for blessings for those who hurt us,
so we pray for the relatives and abortionist of each unique,
unrepeatable little human person.
Ostermann, is thrilled that people are excited about naming the victims
of abortion: "This is a simple, beautiful, meaningful thing to do to
connect with the reality of so many deaths -- a reality it is hard to
face without despair. Much of the inertia we see among pro-life people
is because of the horrible burden of this mountain of death. Good
people feel responsible, but need creative ways to respond -- like
giving names for a few of the babies, and offering positive actions to
call attention to the reality that they are real."
Habiger, well-known among pro-life advocates and activists for his work
with Human Life International, is enthusiastic about this opportunity
to restore human dignity: "When you give a name to an aborted child,
then you remove it from the trash heap of oblivion, and restore a token
of human dignity to that child. When you do this publicly, then you
are helping to reform the values of the current culture. This is a
commendable effort.... another way to soften hardened attitudes, and to
melt frozen hearts."
50 Million Names is a grassroots campaign
that may result in these millions of names being read into state and
national congressional records. Promotion is being accomplished via
traditional and internet media, social media channels, pro-life
organizational networks, and personal influence networks in order to
collect such a huge number of names. This project complements all that
is being done for the pro-life cause, and is helping draw support to
other pro-life initiatives.