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, October 13, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 17: I guarantee you this ...
Abortion is never safe.
In fact it is considered unsuccessful unless a baby dies. And his or her death is the most violent you or I could imagine.
"Safe abortion" is a myth and a popular talking point from abortion advocates that further shows how disconnected they are with the scientific reality of life in the womb.
Not only is there obviously no safety for the baby, there can also be physical damage to the mother. There is certainly psychological and spiritual damage.
If abortion were safe (for the mothers, that is), you'd never see an ambulance in front of an abortion facility.
We're aware of at least five ambulance calls already during this 40 Days for Life campaign.
The picture above (clockwise from upper left) shows ambulances at abortion centers in Houston, Texas (where two ambulances have been seen); Bogota, Colombia; Birmingham, England; and Walnut Creek, California.
Abortion is not safe -- nor it is designed to be. It’s designed to kill our own children and is the most unnatural act in all of humanity. It is no wonder that ambulances outside of Planned Parenthood centers and other abortion facilities are such a common scene.
To say that abortion is safe is to live in a mythical world.
Just weeks after Hurricane Irma gave Hollywood a pummeling, more than 25 volunteers joined in peaceful prayer outside the local abortion center.
"This was the first time many of us connected after the storm," said Nancy in Hollywood, "and in spite of damaged roofs, blown away fences, and fallen trees and debris still littering lawns and roadways, all said that they were called to be here."
A typical Saturday at this business will see between four and eight abortions. On this day, there was but one – "still too many," Nancy said. "We are determined to be here until this facility is closed."
Jos South, Nigeria
"40 Days for Life is really working," said Fatimah, the leader of this campaign. "People are coming to the vigil point for prayers on a daily basis to ensure the end of abortion."
Abortion is illegal in Nigeria – but abortions are unfortunately available nonetheless. This is a critical concern when it comes to secondary school girls, who will turn to abortion because they do not want to withdraw from their studies.
"Many female students are calling our team leader," said one of the volunteers, "thanking her because they didn't know the effects of abortion" or fully understand that "life is precious and worth living."
The campaign will continue its outreach, particularly to the youth. "God is by our side," the team member said, adding that they would continue "to visit most vulnerable places where young girls are committing abortion."
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Lord, we are yours. Thank you for breathing into us the breath of life. Thank you for claiming us as your own. May our words and actions in defense of human life proclaim to all the world that you alone are Lord of life and death, Lord of our freedom and of our choices.