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, October 18, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 22: Free speech at its best
Prayer and fasting are the foundation of 40 Days for Life. That is what we believe will end abortion.
Thank God we can pray, fast and use our rights to oppose the destruction
of human life. We do this because we love God ... and because we love
Freedom of speech is often attacked and misunderstood these days.
Lately we've been subjected to a lot of talk about professional football players refusing to stand during the national anthem.
They may have chosen a poor way to make their point; but when you speak
out to oppose abortion, you show the best use of our freedoms. It is
patriotic to seek to change the injustices of our nation while
respecting those who've died so that we can be a voice for the unborn.
We cover this on a new episode of the 40 Days for Life podcast ... and
share some of the early blessings from you using your rights during this
Citizens' rights are very much on the minds of 40 Days for Life
participants in La Paz, where the campaign is taking place for the third
Abortion is, for the most part, illegal in Bolivia, though there are
three situations in which abortions may be obtained. But there is
legislation pending that would permit abortions in five additional
The legislative assembly's lower house has approved the measure. It has
not yet been taken up by the senate, but the 40 Days for Life leaders
are concerned that it might become law.
As for the campaign itself, a small but committed group of volunteers
pray in front of a Marie Stopes office. This facility's staff claims
that abortions do not take place there.
If you're looking for a word to describe the 40 Days for Life vigil in Clearwater, it would be "enthusiasm."
That's the report from Jane, the local coordinator, who arrived outside
the abortion center at 7 in the morning to find a number of people on
the sidewalk standing up for the babies and moms.
"We are seeing such a reduction in clientele" at the abortion center,
she said, "and we are very excited to see our prayers working!"
Jane said they will continue to pray that this facility will go out of
business. "Who can resist this exhibition of life on the sidewalk?"
among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this,
in His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
— Job 12:9-10
Thank you, Father God, for being the Creator of my life and every life.
Please give me, and the society in which I live, an appreciation for
your gift of life. Please help us set aside our pride and acknowledge
that we need you. Show me how I can honor you today in response to all
the blessings you bestow freely.