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.
we wonder what drives us, what motivates us to move forward in the face
of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, or what motivates us to get up
every morning, take a deep breath and face the day. For 16-year-old
Ashley, the answer is simple: his name is Aiden, and he is about to
celebrate his second birthday.
Two years ago
the Fretz family’s world was forever changed when their baby boy was
born too soon. At just 19 weeks and 6 days gestation, Lexi Fretz rushed
to the ER in labor. Due to an incompetent cervix, she gave birth to
Walter Joshua Fretz five hours later.
Lianna Rebolledo was just 12 years old and out walking near her home in
Mexico City when she was suddenly abducted by two men and brutally
raped. The attackers left the young girl half dead, her face and neck
horribly disfigured. What the attackers did not know is that they also
left Lianna with the stirrings of a new life within her.
Nichola and Andrew Burns had been trying to have a baby for years, and
had already suffered one miscarriage when they were finally having the
baby they had been dreaming of. But then, the unthinkable happened.
Their baby girl, Kiera-Drew, came early – very early. At just 25 weeks
gestation, Mrs. Burns’ water broke.
Well-known for decades, Mrs. Elliot was the widow of Jim Elliot, a
Christian missionary who was killed by the Auca Indians in Ecuador while
still a young man. Mrs. Elliot stayed with the Aucas, living among them
with her baby daughter, Valerie, and leading them to a saving knowledge
of the Jesus Jim had died for.
One reason some don’t get involved with the fight to end abortion is
simply because they don’t know where to start. The pro-life group, 40
Days for Life, wishes to change that. This week, the organization is
sponsoring training sessions so individuals can learn to stop abortion
in their community, and participate in the fall 40 Days for Life
campaign. The campaign will run from September 23 through November 1.
On Thursday, Pope Francis released a papal encyclical primarily focused
on environmental issues, but which aggressively ties stewardship of
nature with protecting preborn life, the Catholic News Agency reports.
In the encyclical, Francis makes a concerted appeal for
environmentalists to see fetal rights as a natural extension of their
values, that “concern for the protection of nature is also incompatible
with the justification of abortion.”
House Republicans are proposing to ax federal funding from Title X, a
40-year-old program signed into law by President Richard Nixon in 1970
that provides a broad range of family planning services, but funnels
millions toward abortion providers.
The Boulder County Coroner's Office released a report that adds
insult-to-injury in the case of a preborn baby who was cut from her
mother's womb. The Colorado Coroner has added to the gross miscarriage
of justice by labeling the brutal murder of a preborn child as if it
were simply an unfortunate miscarriage.