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 3, 2016
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 6: Lives saved already
If you've followed 40 Days for Life campaigns ... you know that we always start Monday mornings with the best news we have.
So here it is! Thus far ... our local campaign leaders report ...
... 39 babies spared from abortion -- that we know of!
God sees your peaceful presence ... and hears your prayers.
We'll share some of the stories behind these numbers after today's UNITED tour report.
Sunday brought the best weather we've seen yet on the 40 Days for Life UNITED tour -- no rain! And each event brought out larger and larger crowds.
The day got off to a fantastic start as we met and prayed with a
wonderful crowd of local 40 Days for Life leaders and volunteers at the
statewide UNITED rally in Manchester, New Hampshire
... joined by members of the clergy, elected officials, pregnancy
center leaders as well as representatives from Bound4Life and Students
And wow! When we pulled up in Greenland, New Hampshire,
the sidewalk was already lined with people praying at the 40 Days for
Life campaign. This was the biggest vigil stop to this point along the
The energetic crowd then moved to a nearby parking lot to pray together,
share encouraging stories ... and, of course, sign the bus.
Then it was back on the road to head to Massachusetts and our vigil stop in Boston
... where an even larger turnout came to greet us! This time, we prayed
with many enthusiastic people outside a Planned Parenthood abortion
center right in the heart of the city.
The Boston leader, Rita Russo, reported more excitement about this 40
Days for Life campaign than they've seen in years (and Rita has more
good news to share in the campaign updates below). I'd say this crowd is
And wouldn't you know? We finished the day with the largest UNITED event
yet! More than 225 people arrived to hold candles in the dark outside
Planned Parenthood at the Massachusetts statewide rally in Worcester.
Attendees were inspired and challenged by speakers, including a former
Planned Parenthood worker -- Catherine Adair -- who shared her
experiences inside the abortion business before her conversion.
It's 1,690 miles down ... 16,810 more to go! Now it's on to Rhode Island and Connecticut.
"We had a save the very first day. This was one of those situations where just being there made all the difference" ... [more]
A woman left the abortion facility saying, "Don't worry, I didn't do it!" Five minutes later another said the same thing ... [more]
St. Paul, Minnesota
She was there for an abortion, but changed her mind. She took a pregnancy help center brochure and drove away ... [more]
your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is
broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at
the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the
spirit will return to God who gave it.
O God, we too often try to live in ways that ignore our coming death. We
forget that our days are numbered by You, that at the end of our days
your judgment awaits, that You are the Lord of our destiny. Help us to
repent daily, and then to live each day in joyful obedience. Lead us to
live in the light and promise of eternity. Prepare us to live fully and