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.
Monday, October 24, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 27: 12,000 and counting!
With the latest set of reports from local 40 Days for Life campaigns, we are now aware of 410 babies whose mothers turned away from abortion.
And that means since the first coordinated 40 Days for Life campaign began nine years ago, our leaders have told us ...
... 12,206 lives have been spared in all!
Praying outside an abortion center may sound like an unusual way to pass
the time. But the Lord hears those prayers -- and responds!
We'll have a few of those stories after today's UNITED tour update.
California is always a very strong area for 40 Days for Life. In fact,
there are so many campaigns in California that it's going to take four days to make our way through the state!
In Redding, California, we heard from a surgeon who was able to save someone's life this week. But he told the gathered 40 Days for Life volunteers, "You all are saving many more lives than I do."
The doctor also spoke of meeting an abortion-minded mother and
introducing her to her baby through an ultrasound image. As a result,
she chose life -- then found him a year later to say thank you.
Anyone who feels that California is beyond hope wasn't in Sacramento
for the largest UNITED event yet -- more than 300 people packed both
sides of the street in the dark ... and that doesn't include the
abortion center staffers who stood outside their workplace on a Sunday
night to listen (and jeer).
When a speaker announced that California has the most abortions of any state in America -- more than 181,000 per year
-- the abortion workers cheered. Their cheers turned to silence when it
was announced that one of their co-workers had a change of heart and
quit here last Friday!
Rally attendees heard from a dynamic high school pro-life club that has
50 members. They also listened to post-abortion testimonies, pregnancy
center leaders, Jonathan Keller of the California Family Council, and
Rebekah Buell, who shared her story of a successful abortion pill
reversal. Her son, who survived, was present.
Today will be the busiest day of the entire tour, with six vigil stops across Northern California, a rally in San Luis Obispo ... and Steve Karlen flying to the Alaska state rally in Anchorage!
A man told volunteers his girlfriend was at Planned Parenthood for an abortion and was more than five months into her pregnancy ... [more]
The mother of three children told volunteers she just couldn't have another child. The father said they could not support them ... [more]
About 30 people were praying in front of the abortion center when a
volunteer spoke to a woman who was considering abortion ... [more]
this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who being in the
form of God did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made
Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming
in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He
humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the
death of the cross.
-- Philippians 2:5-8
O Lord, help us follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Let us humbly and
diligently work to restore legal protection for the unborn, the
disabled, the medically dependent and all innocent children of God whose
lives are threatened. Let us remember the old adage that "He can never
lead who has not first learned to obey." And, Lord, grant us a peaceful
heart as we labor in your name.