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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 21: Abortion and the election
When we pray, fast and exercise our right to assemble during a 40 Days
for Life vigil ... we in the United States celebrate the freedoms many
have died to preserve.
If there is one thing to know when you exercise the freedom to vote, it's this: Elections have consequences ...
... consequences for the family, consequences for religious liberty and consequences for the unborn child in the womb.
As Election Day approaches, our nation needs prayer ... and our minds need clarity.
In our newest podcast episode, we discuss the concerns many are facing
in this election -- the struggle to separate personal preference from
the issues at hand ... and the responsibility of voting pro-life on behalf of those who have no voice.
40 Days for Life board chair Matt Britton and I discuss these important topics with our special guest, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, on this election edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast.
The sidewalk in Fort Collins, Colorado
was so packed that it was difficult for some of the folks in the back
to hear our speakers. Of all the problems to encounter on this tour, a big crowd is one we'll gladly take!
Sen. Vicki Marble encouraged volunteers on behalf of the Susan B.
Anthony List, while Mary Beth from Silent No More spoke of how, after
having two abortions herself, she empowered her abortion-minded daughter
to choose life. As a result, she now has an 8-year-old grandchild!
Some abortion centers try to spruce up their images with deceptively
euphemistic names. The Boulder Abortion Clinic is not one of them.
This building in Boulder, Colorado
is one of the saddest in the world; but neither that atmosphere nor the
presence of a handful of hecklers deterred about 70 people from
standing vigil with us today.
Jenny, who represents a local pregnancy center, said many of their
clients are referred to them directly from the 40 Days for Life vigil.
is hosting its first 40 Days for Life campaign since a tragic shooting
at the local Planned Parenthood that was carried out last year by a
lone, deranged gunman.
The faithful prayer volunteers we met at the UNITED vigil stop are
praying harder than ever, recognizing that the antidote to the violence
of abortion must always be peace, love and nonviolence.
The Colorado state rally in Denver
featured more than 200 attendees standing in the dark across from one
of the largest Planned Parenthood abortion centers in America.
Colorado was the first American state to legalize abortion -- six years before Roe v. Wade -- and the people here are determined to end the grave injustice that began here.
Planned Parenthood called the police -- twice! -- complaining that a group of college students had gathered across the street ... [more]
Altamonte Springs, Florida
A car screamed past the vigil site and the driver just sat on the horn -- one of those blasts that demands, "Get out of here!" ... [more]
we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities,
against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against
spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up
the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil
day and having done all, to stand.
-- Ephesians 6:12-13
Dear Lord, as you lead us into the spiritual battle of abortion may we
be reminded that the battle is truly Yours. Thank you for hearing our
requests for direction and protection. Thank you for the victory that is
ours because of Your Son Jesus.