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 28, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 31: More quick praise reports!
Lots of good news today ... including babies saved in Ireland!
Last week, we passed along short notes from some of our busy local 40 Days for Life leaders about lives spared from abortion.
Many of you said that really encouraged you to keep going, so ... we're doing it again!
In each of these places, people prayed - and God answered:
FRESNO, CALIFORNIA: A volunteer met a couple walking out of Planned Parenthood. They told her that they decided not to have an abortion. Her presence there, praying for them, caused them to change their minds.
COLLEGE PARK, MARYLAND: Two saves! God be praised! Your prayers make a difference.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA: Only two clients arrived this morning and one already left! A couple had been referred to get an abortion due to mom's health issues.
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA: We have at least one confirmed baby saved. There are two other volunteers working with two other moms and families to help them choose life as well.
The Nevada state rally saw a fabulous turnout of hope-filled prayer volunteers on the narrow road outside a late term abortion center ... with the Stratosphere visible in the background.
The people of Las Vegas understand that where sin abounds, grace abounds all the more.
The crowd heard from the director of an extremely busy pregnancy center, which is located on the same road. This center serves about two dozen women on a typical day ... and offers about 7 or 8 ultrasounds daily.
Also speaking was the senior pastor of a church that shares a property line with the abortion center -- which gives the congregation a special sense of urgency to pray and work for this facility's closure.
The Arizona state rally in Phoenix -- the 100th city, in the 40th state, on the UNITED tour -- was one of the largest events yet, with more than 300 attendees crowding the street outside a Family Planning Associates abortion center.
State senators Kimberly Yee and Nancy Barto addressed the crowd on behalf of Susan B. Anthony List about the importance of prayer -- combined with voting pro-life -- at this crucial moment in history.
The crowd was inspired by local 40 Days for Life leaders from across Arizona, including Anita Usher, whose story of heroic sacrifice is featured in Chapter 23 of the 40 Days for Life book.
Today it's on to more stops in Arizona and New Mexico!
Then one of the cars slowed down and the woman who was driving spoke to them. "I used to manage this clinic!" she called out ... [more]
"So far we have had four confirmed saves," said Carolyn, the local leader in Dublin. But there's still much work to be done ... [more]
Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
Gracious God, help us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of Your creation. Help us proclaim on behalf of every one of our fellow human beings, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." May the knowledge that we are intimately known by You shape our lives and actions.