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.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 23: Two quit … one never started
More good news today …
… we've learned that two more abortion business workers have had a change of heart and quit the industry!
In all such cases, we keep the specifics confidential. Former workers
often face criticism, rejection from friends ... and sometimes even the
threat of lawsuits from their former employer.
Please keep these workers in your prayers as they continue the path to healing.
This now makes 156 abortion employees who've experienced conversions and left their jobs during 40 Days for Life campaigns!
We also know of one case during this campaign where a person arrived for
a job interview at an abortion center – but after speaking with 40 Days
for Life participants, this person left without even walking into the building!
The prospective job applicant was greeted by a volunteer who said that
God had a better job waiting somewhere else – a job that truly involved
helping the sick and hurting.
When a vigil participant in St. Paul approached a woman outside Planned
Parenthood, she offered two brochures – including one that's
specifically about the abortion pill.
"I told her to be sure to read the information," the volunteer said. She
also encouraged the woman to visit a nearby pregnancy help center.
As the woman left Planned Parenthood an hour later, she asked how to get to "that place" – meaning the pro-life resource center.
She wasn't sure Planned Parenthood had been completely truthful with her
about the side effects of the abortion pill. They apparently told her
there were no side effects.
"She read the brochures while she was waiting and she knew they had lied
to her," the 40 Days for Life participant said. "I told her that she
had made the right decision and she would never regret it."
The young woman nodded her head in agreement … with tears streaming down her face.
"Once again, thank you God!" said the St. Paul volunteer.
San Luis Obispo, California
While several people stood in prayer outside Planned Parenthood in San Luis Obispo, a pickup truck parked nearby.
Stickers on the vehicle identified the driver as a Korean War veteran –
which proved to be true when a man got out wearing a vest covered with
"I need to tell you this," he said. "My mother was 16, unmarried and
pregnant. It was really tough; nobody was there for her. She decided to
keep the baby, like you're praying for, right? Well … it was me."
Driving by the vigil made him think of his mother. "I'm grateful every
time I think of her. She kept me. Thanks for what you're doing!"
With that, he smiled … jumped back into his truck … and drove off.
"We don't know much about him," said one of the San Luis Obispo team
members. "Of course, we know he fought for his country – for us. He
risked his life … and we are grateful. We are grateful, too, that his
mother chose life."
the Lord said "You have had pity on the plant for which you have not
labored, nor made it grow, which came up in the night and perished in
the night. And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are
more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern
between their right hand and their left, and much livestock? Should I
not be concerned about that great city?"
-- Jonah 4:10-11
Gracious God, loving our enemies seems like one of most difficult things
you could ask of us. Please remind us that this is how you love and
that if you ask it of us then you will give us the grace to do it.