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.
Friday, March 31, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 31: Abortion worker conversions
No one grows up wanting to work in an abortion facility.
That’s why at 40 Days for Life vigils, we pray for everyone impacted –
the babies, women, men – and even those who work in the abortion
The pro-life movement is movement of converts ... and therefore, a movement of hope.
There have been 143 abortion facility workers who have experienced
conversions and left their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns.
Take Abby Johnson, the director of the Planned Parenthood location where 40 Days for Life first began.
When she walked into my office in 2009, Abby became the 26th abortion worker to leave during a 40 Days for Life campaign.
Ramona Trevino was a Planned Parenthood manager before she left during
the first-ever 40 Days for Life vigil outside of her workplace.
These employees’ conversions are examples of the mercy of Christ.
We share some of the amazing stories of workers – including doctors – who have left the abortion industry in this new podcast.
If you enjoy that podcast, you can hear the impact your prayers have on
abortion facility employees from another former abortion worker – Jewels Green – in this episode.
Not safe (again)
As we pray outside the abortion center, the first ones on our minds and
hearts are the babies, whose lives are in imminent danger.
But the mothers’ lives can be in danger as well – despite the abortion industry’s claims that abortion is a “safe procedure.”
At least six times already during this campaign – including twice at the Planned Parenthood center in St. Louis, Missouri – ambulance crews have arrived at abortion facilities to take clients to the hospital.
Planned Parenthood in particular harps on the “safety” angle. But as
Brian in St. Louis noted, “Planned Parenthood staff spent more time
getting in the way of the stretcher with a large canvas versus ensuring
this person was able to receive proper medical care.”
Brian said it appears that Planned Parenthood’s slogan is no longer
“Care, no matter what,” but “Hide, deceive and block, no matter what.”
This is the tenth 40 Days for Life vigil in Brisbane … where prayer
volunteers serve as a visible presence outside the Marie Stopes abortion
facility. The campaign was the subject of an article in the Brisbane Catholic Leader.
“Everyone on the pro-choice side would love to not think about abortion
and the damage it causes in women and society,” local coordinator
Brendan Wong told the newspaper.
“By being visible and loving and prayerful, we present the option for
people to bring up abortion in a healthy and respectable way.”
Brendan said attendance at the campaign’s midpoint rally was larger than
in previous years. “We could always do with more people getting
involved and spreading the word,” he added. “It’s a visible sign that we
eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all
were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of
Gracious God, help us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of Your
creation. Help us proclaim on behalf of every one of our fellow human
beings, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made." May the knowledge that we
are intimately known by You shape our lives and actions.