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 28, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 28: She had ten abortions
God uses little actions to save lives.
He did it recently in Houston, Texas where a baby was just saved from an
abortion ... and all it took to change a young woman’s mind was seeing
one prayer volunteer holding a sign.
The sign read: “Pray to end abortion.”
“However,” said one of the Houston leaders, “we don’t always see results right away.”
It is often family members who relentlessly pressure their younger
relatives to have abortions. One young woman came to Houston’s giant
Planned Parenthood abortion facility with her aunt because her mother
was totally against the abortion.
A sidewalk counselor warned the young woman that abortion can cause
lasting damage to a woman’s body. The aunt responded that abortion had
not hurt her.
At this point, the volunteer turned to the aunt … and talked about
post-abortion healing programs in which mothers are encouraged to name
their aborted babies.
The aunt responded: “All ten of them?”
The two women eventually walked away. But a week later, the younger
woman spoke to the counselors at the mobile pregnancy help center parked
outside Planned Parenthood.
She did not want an abortion … but she did want their help.
“Please keep all of the pregnant mothers and their unborn babies in your
prayers,” said the Houston team member, “especially those who are
Santa Teresa, New Mexico
One of the 40 Days for Life vigil participants in Santa Teresa said that
while she was praying, a couple pulled up outside the abortion
But they didn’t get out of their car. They just sat there talking. While
they remained in the car, the volunteer prayed fervently for them.
Imagine her joy when after about ten minutes, the driver started the
engine – and they backed up and drove away without ever getting out of
“While we can't be 100% certain this was indeed a save,” said one of the
Santa Teresa team members, “it very likely is, as this is a common
response when there is a peaceful, prayerful witness of 40 Days for Life
volunteer praying in front of an abortion facility.”
At the 40 Days for Life vigil outside the abortion center in Milwaukee, it was sunny but bitter cold.
“I’ve always thought it the coldest spot in Milwaukee,” said one of the
team members, “but your prayers warmed the hearts of four women who did
not keep their appointments to abort and chose life instead!”
While the abortion center’s escorts were busy telling a couple they
didn’t need to talk to the vigil participants, one of the volunteers
asked the couple if they’d been able to see their ultrasound. They said
“Then I asked if they were going to keep their baby … and they said
‘yes!’ I told them free help was available at the pregnancy care center
if they needed it. Praise God! Baby saved!”
One of the abortion facility workers made fun of two of elderly vigil
participants who use canes to help them walk. “He must have known deep
down how effective their prayers are,” said the team member. “Keep your
prayers coming, everyone!”
yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings
from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice,
rebuke the oppressor; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.
— Isaiah 1:16-17
O God, our heavenly Father, give us courage and wisdom as we seek to eradicate the evil in our society.
Help us to realize that your divine Spirit alone can change hearts and
minds so that all your human creatures may enjoy the fullness of life
you intended for them.