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.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 4: Listen to this before you go
Our culture needs us to be channels of prayer and joy.
The reality of abortion -- and the evil that drives it -- can be overwhelming. We need to be prepared.
As we enter this first weekend of the campaign, it's important to be
ready for the work that lies ahead. The 40 Days for Life podcast is a
great (and free) resource to help you along the way.
Here are three suggested episodes to get you started.
This is a spiritual battle. If prayer is not our foundation, we won't make it. This episode can help:
Planned Parenthood seems to have a different strategy everywhere the 40
Days for Life UNITED bus tour goes. Thursday, they closed their doors
and avoided us. Friday, they brought out protesters in New York.
The presence of demonstrators at our first stop in Newburgh
-- with pink shirts and a big, pink "health care happens here" banner
-- only strengthened the resolve of the 40 Days for Life volunteers who
joined us to pray.
One woman shared a moving testimony of her two abortions ... and her
intention to have a third, until illness prevented it. She kept that
baby -- and now has several grandchildren. Praise God!
team opened the campaign with a Jericho march. While they haven't
confirmed any saved babies yet, they have seen indications that their
prayerful presence is turning potential clients away.
Planned Parenthood in Albany
called the police before we even arrived. Of course, our peaceful vigil
was completely law-abiding, so that was that. Mary, a first-time 40
Days for Life leader, said that once she became aware of the abortion
crisis, she had to stand up for life.
Faithful prayer warriors in Schenectady
quickly forgave us for missing our exit and arriving 20 minutes late.
These folks have clearly won the hearts of their community. On a very
busy street, we witnessed many supportive honks and waves as people
drove past the 40 Days for Life vigil.
When we arrived in Utica
... so did the rain. But we still got a great welcome from faithful 40
Days for Life volunteers. This stop also featured speakers representing
Silent No More and the Susan B. Anthony List.
the home of the first Planned Parenthood abortion center in the United
States -- and the volunteers here want to ensure that what started in
Syracuse ends in Syracuse. The sidewalk at Friday night's rally was
packed. Bishop Robert Cunningham opened with prayer -- and even signed
"Women openly testified that abortion leaves wounds that a mother feels even years afterward" ... [more]
Pictures, pictures, pictures!
Take a quick tour of the United States in these photos of 40 Days for Life vigils from Anchorage to Las Vegas to Savannah ... [more]
the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found
favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring
forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. He will be great, and will
be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the
throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob
forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."
-- Luke 1:30-33
Heavenly Father, you have made the womb of each woman a very special
place. Help us to hold fast to the sanctity of this first home of
humanity, remembering the wonderful mystery, that God inhabited the womb
of a young woman and came forth as the savior and deliverer of the