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 14, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 17: “Don’t you people ever stop?”
The words came from a frustrated Planned Parenthood manager, who walked
out of her Council Bluffs, Iowa office at the end of the day and saw
people outside praying.
"Don't you people ever stop?"
One of the Council Bluffs vigil coordinators called it a day of "driving
rain and driven moms." It was cold and wet ... with lots of wind. But
the prayers were unceasing.
The unspoken response to the Planned Parenthood manager's question was,
"Yes -- but only when the killing of the innocent stops."
Planned Parenthood marks its 100th anniversary tomorrow. If you haven't
yet had a chance to listen to the 40 Days for Life podcast about the
dark history of the organization and its founder, Margaret Sanger, you
can find it here:
The day got off to a fantastic start with the 40 Days for Life UNITED rally in downtown Chicago, across from a large Family Planning Associates abortion facility.
The sunshine warmed up the cool autumn air as a crowd of local prayer
volunteers celebrated the recent closure of another Chicago-area
abortion center, where 40 Days for Life was previously held.
Numerous speakers encouraged attendees to keep praying and working ... to see even more abortion centers shut down.
We've seen abortion supporters resort to some pretty silly tactics in
response to the UNITED tour, but it was particularly amusing to see a
bald, bearded man in Milwaukee carrying a sign reading "keep your rosaries off my ovaries" and trying to interrupt our speakers.
More than 70 campaign participants heard from 40 Days for Life board
member Tibor Baksy and Pro-Life Wisconsin state director Dan Miller, who
saw hundreds of lives saved from abortion during his tenure as the 40
Days for Life leader in Milwaukee.
It was an exciting homecoming in Madison, Wisconsin ... in front of the Planned Parenthood center where I used to lead the 40 Days for Life campaign.
At 6'7", Dan Miller is the tallest speaker we've had on the tour. Dan
was followed by the smallest -- my 9-year-old son Peter, who talked
about the importance of holding vigil -- even when it's hard. A
long-time friend of 40 Days for Life, Bishop Robert Morlino, closed the
evening with powerful remarks on civic engagement.
She is ten weeks pregnant and came for an abortion. When she saw the ultrasound, she decided to keep the baby ... [more]
The 40 Days for Life campaigns in Croatia must be making an impact -- there have been hostile media reports lately ... [more]
the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into
his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Lord, we are yours. Thank you for breathing into us the breath of life.
Thank you for claiming us as your own. May our words and actions in
defense of human life proclaim to all the world that you alone are Lord
of life and death, Lord of our freedom and of our choices.