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.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 15: No “choice” … not “safe”
Nobody wants to be at an abortion facility.
Not the women going in, not the men driving them ... and often not even those who work in the abortion industry.
Abortion centers are not places where "choice" is celebrated. "Choice"
is simply the rhetoric used to hide the reality of abortion.
The women often feel like they have no choice.
Here's what I mean.
El Paso, Texas
The 40 Days for Life team in El Paso reports an ambulance arrived at the
abortion facility ... and took a woman to the hospital. It was believed
that something had gone terribly wrong with her supposedly “safe”
The truth about the “right to choose” was also exposed at this same business ... on a day when 14 abortions took place.
Miguel, one of the El Paso team leaders, said, “We saw a mother force
her daughter to enter that place … to abort. And another mother also
took her daughter inside by force.”
That woman looked at the people praying outside and said something
that’s genuinely troubling, genuinely sad: “If I did it, she can too.”
You’d hope and pray that a woman who’d had an abortion would fight with
everything that’s in her to keep her daughter from making the same
mistake. But – that just wasn’t to be.
“Abortions are not safe,” Miguel said. “They always end up with a dead baby and a broken mother. Pray for the end of abortion!”
Walnut Creek, California
The 40 Days for Life bus was enthusiastically welcomed at the 40 Days
for Life vigil in Walnut Creek, just outside of San Francisco. This is
the second campaign in Walnut Creek.
Linda, the local leader, said her team had so much support at the 40
Days for Life vigil in San Ramon that they dedicated to expand to Walnut
Creek. This growth is one of the reasons there are a record 41
campaigns in California this spring ... [more]
Charlotte, North Carolina
The 40 Days for Life team thought it would be a good idea to invite as
many people as possible to pray with them on a Saturday morning outside
the abortion center. Nearly 200 showed up!
As has been the case at other abortion businesses, the center’s escorts
put up a makeshift curtain so their clients would not have to look at
the prayer volunteers. Of course, there’s no such thing as a prayer-proof curtain ... [more]
Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were
in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I
do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Father, help us to embrace the fact that we are our “brother’s keeper.”
When, due to selfish motives, we try to cast off this responsibility
please call to us to account. We would be pleasing to you and to our