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, March 13, 2017
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 13: Couldn't find a vein
On Mondays, we report on good news from the 40 Days for Life campaign – and this is good news!
Since the vigils began on March 1, our local leaders have become aware of …
… 98 babies whose mothers chose life at the last possible moment!
It’s always amazing to watch the hand of God in action … and it often comes in unexpected ways.
Two volunteers at the 40 Days for Life vigil in Pensacola spoke to a
deeply troubled young woman who had conceived a child as the result of a
“She was hurting and felt that abortion was her only solution to the
recent trauma she had experienced,” said Ernie, the local coordinator.
Counselors offered encouragement, assistance, prayers and tears. But
still, she believed abortion was her only option … and she went inside
the abortion center. The volunteers kept praying – and trusting in God.
About an hour later, she came back out. When the staff was trying to
start an IV, they could not find a vein. And because of that, she
decided not to have the abortion.
“She took this as a sign from God that He does not want her to do this,” Ernie explained.
Later that same day, a second mother chose life for her child.
“What if no one had been there to speak with and pray for these two
mothers?” Ernie asked. “The results may have been completely the
When Gilberto handed flyers with information about life-affirming
options to a young woman outside the abortion center in Bogota’s
Teusaquillo section, he had no idea what God was about to do. He just
did his part … and relied on the Lord to do the rest.
The young woman entered the building, sat down – and started to read the
flyers that Gilberto had given her. It didn’t take her long to realize
that this was not where she was supposed to be, so she picked up her
belongings and walked out.
But no one knew she was pregnant with twins ... [more]
Charleston, South Carolina
“I was blessed to witness a child saved from abortion,” said one of the
40 Days for Life volunteers in Charleston. A woman walked out of the
abortion center and gave the vigil participant a thumbs-up.
“I waved her over and she told me that her daughter was in the clinic
and had planned to have an abortion because she and her boyfriend were
breaking up,” the volunteer said. “The mother said that she had been
trying to talk her daughter out of the abortion and had even offered to
raise the child for her” ... [more]
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for caring about each of us so deeply.
Help us to see and know you as our Father in heaven each and every day
of our lives. Your loving hand also rests on every child today carried
in its mother’s womb. May they be born into this world and come to know
fully and personally your endless love.