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.
Friday, September 30, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 3: Closed for the day!
Your presence matters. Just ask abortion facility workers!
When the 40 Days for Life UNITED bus rolled up to each of its Thursday vigil stops in Delaware and New Jersey ...
... it was met by enthusiastic prayer volunteers eager to greet our team and share the news ...
... that the abortion center's staff had left the building and closed for the day!
Not bad for just two days into the 50-state, 125-city tour!
Day 2 of the UNITED tour picked up right where Day 1 left off in the Mid-Atlantic states -- it was downright soggy!
But the main thing to note about Thursday's tour stops is that the abortion facilities were all closed when we got there!
Even howling flash-flood warning sirens weren't enough to keep prayer
volunteers away from our stop outside Planned Parenthood in Dover, Delaware.
The center was not open ... but Planned Parenthood supporters braved the weather to photograph the bus!
It was a similar picture at Planned Parenthood in Wilmington. This facility closed rather than staying open when we rolled into town for Delaware's statewide rally.
The abortion giant wasn't exactly happy to see us ... and before long,
the police came. When they arrived, though, they said they were there to
protect us and make sure nobody was giving us any trouble!
When we drove up to the abortion center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, we found no one home there, either. The abortion facility's staff had already called it a day and emptied out.
Volunteers here report witnessing 25 babies saved from abortion during
the last campaign. Praise God for these saved lives ... and for the
faithful volunteers, including those who go out to pray all year long.
The day concluded with an incredible crowd at the statewide New Jersey rally in Morristown, along with -- you guessed it -- more rain!
We met Jenny, a prayer volunteer who had been indifferent toward
abortion until she encountered her local 40 Days for Life campaign.
She's now a regular vigil participant. We also heard a beautifully
touching post-abortion testimony from Lana of Silent No More, who moved
the crowd to tears with her story of heartbreak and healing.
We're now 520 miles into the tour. Onward to New York!
"We are very excited about our 15th 40 Days for Life vigil and some of the amazing things God has done in Columbia" ... [more]
"Let us pray that hearts and minds are converted and that many lives are saved," said one of the local volunteers ... [more]
I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink;
or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than
food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the
air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Loving heavenly Father, help us to see the worth of all human beings by
the way in which you provide for us. We would ask that you provide also
the faith, grace and courage to enable us to protect that which is so
precious to you.