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, October 7, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 10: Blame abortion
A 40 Days for Life campaign is built on prayer ... and leadership.
The heroes of this effort are the hundreds of local leaders who
courageously step forward to lead 40 Days for Life in their home towns. And right now, our world needs leaders.
A recent article highlights this ... then digs into what's wrong with our culture.
The author, Dr. Carrie Gress, says you can blame abortion
for the continuing downward spiral. "Abortion doesn't just kill an
innocent, unborn child," she said. "Its tentacles destroy every aspect
of society, beginning at the head."
That, she said, explains the ongoing crisis of leadership -- which is
also one of the reasons that political efforts to end abortion have
"The end of abortion will come through prayer, fasting and a
restoration of our relationship with God," she wrote, "or it simply will
not happen through our efforts."
And so ... we continue to pray and fast during these 40 Days for Life.
The bus is back on the road! Repairs have been completed ... and we're rolling once again through West Virginia and Ohio.
At the state rally in Vienna, West Virginia,
local leader Patty Cooper shared why abortion is personal to her. After
she was born, her birth parents left her in a basket on someone's
doorstep. She knows that if abortion had been legal in 1955, she likely
wouldn't be here today.
And Christy from Silent No More credited "the prayers of people I've
never met" for bringing her to Christ's forgiveness after her abortion
led her to despair.
is home to an abortion facility run by the notorious late-term
abortionist Martin Haskell. It's a tragic place, but local volunteers
report that business is way down. In fact, there's actually a "for sale" sign in front of the building!
The 40 Days for Life leader here previously led a campaign in North
Carolina. When she relocated to Ohio, she got involved in her new
We have been blessed along our trip to meet folks who have been praying
publicly for an end to abortion for many years -- even decades! Their
work to build a culture of life is bearing fruit.
In Cincinnati, Ohio,
Brenna Lewis of Students for Life shared that a majority of millennials
now favor prohibiting abortion in most or all circumstances. In fact,
she said millennials are the most pro-life generation. Help is on the
Volunteers say one simple question settled down a very angry woman, who'd walked past them several times ... [more]
A couple came out of the abortion center with tears in their eyes ... and thanked vigil participants for being there ... [more]
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
-- Psalm 82:4
Father, may you empower the hundreds today who are serving in our
pregnancy help centers. Grant those answering calls, providing
ultrasound and following up with a bold spirit of truth, love and