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.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
40 DAYS FOR LIFE: DAY 7: Abortion is personal
We take abortion personally ... because every abortion impacts all of of humanity.
The people who understand this the most are the real heroes of 40 Days
for Life -- the local campaign leaders. These selfless people sacrifice
their time and comfort to lead local vigils ... from Los Angeles to Hong
Kong to Charleston to Auckland to Boston.
They all know the impact of abortion ... and for some of them, it's even more deeply personal.
Here’s an example from one of the newest 40 Days for Life leaders.
The local newspaper in Centralia ran an article about 40 Days for Life
and Caroline Bowes, the 20-year-old first-time director of the local
Caroline (on the left in this photo), her sisters Valerie and Victoria and her brother Kyle are quadruplets.
But if their parents had listened to the doctors when their mom was
pregnant, there would have only been two babies instead of four. The
doctors said they were concerned about her mother's safety and
“My parents knew that God would provide for them, so they chose life,” she told the newspaper.
As for the vigil itself, Caroline says it’s making an impact, which
she’s seen while standing in the rain praying with others ... [more]
“It’s a miracle!” said Julia in Romania. A mother in Iasi and admitted
she was on her way to abort. “But seeing the tenacity with which they
were defending life she decided to keep the baby” ... [more]
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver is another of the many cities where the local Catholic bishop
has not only had good things to say about 40 Days for Life … but has
also come out to the sidewalk to pray with the volunteers... [more]
Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the
gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to
set at liberty those who are oppressed.
Lord, send us to the poorest, the most broken, the most captive, the
most blind and the most oppressed in the world, the innocent pre-born
children in their mother’s wombs that are scheduled for destruction.
Help us to bring them healing, liberty, sight and justice through Jesus
Christ our Lord, Amen.