Wednesday, October 12, 2016

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 15: Planned Parenthood at 100

Deacon John,
Elimination of the unfit.
That's just one of the ideas that motivated Margaret Sanger when she launched the organization that would become Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Margaret had her issues, and she didn't keep any of them a secret. From her outward hatred of children, to her admiration for the Nazis, to her loathing of Christianity and her praise for the KKK, she had a lot going on.
Every year, Planned Parenthood honors someone with an award named for their racist and elitist founder. This week, they will shamefully celebrate her life as they approach their 100th anniversary.
This is the week you need to learn where Planned Parenthood came from -- and the mentality that led to 300,000 abortions every single year ... with funding of more than $500 million in your tax dollars.
You can find out more about Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood's history on the newest episode of the 40 Days for Life podcast.
But there's good news! Their cold and elitist attitude toward human life can be overcome by the joy, beauty and love of Christ.
We're two weeks into the 40 Days for Life UNITED campaign and tour ... and the excitement keeps building!
When we stop to fuel up, the bus is like a magnet. People are drawn over to investigate. They talk with us ... sign the bus ... sometimes hand us cash to help fill the 75-gallon tank ... and offer to pray for the success of this effort.
God is good -- all the time!
Bishop David Konderla, the new Catholic bishop of Tulsa, led prayer at our vigil stop there. Bishop Konderla was associate pastor at St. Mary's Catholic Center in College Station, Texas when 40 Days for Life began. He has been a participant ... and a huge supporter of this effort since its start!
We were also blessed by words of encouragement from State Rep. Pam Peterson and a local pregnancy center leader.
Our great vigil stop in Oklahoma City was right on the corner at an extremely busy intersection, which led to honks of support ... and occasional "choice" words from passing drivers.
Volunteers prayed for and lovingly greeted the abortion center director, who came out to photograph vigil participants -- and tried to intimidate them.
Our day wrapped up with a big statewide rally in Norman, Oklahoma ... outside an abortion center that opened in 1974. The weather was spectacular, and the enthusiasm of the more than 100 participants was contagious!
Melissa told her story of having an abortion inside this very facility, before she found hope and healing in Christ. Throughout the rally, children colored in chalk on the sidewalk ... reminding everyone of the precious nature of every child.
Next up: Kansas and Missouri!

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Manhattan, New York

The man who surprised vigil participants with croissants for breakfast was -- Cardinal Timothy Dolan ... [more]

Twickenham, England

A volunteer was unsure about the vigil. "I was afraid. Can I do it? Do I have enough courage to be there and pray?" ... [more]
Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him. Then the Lord said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper?"
--Genesis 4:8-9
Father, help us to embrace the fact that we are our "brother's keeper." When, due to selfish motives, we try to cast off this responsibility please call to us to account. We would be pleasing to you and to our "brother."
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For life,
Shawn D. Carney
President, 40 Days for Life

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