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, October 24, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 28: Ten abortions
When it comes to abortion, Planned Parenthood doesn't discriminate.
They are a bottom-line business ... and much of their income comes from "repeat customers."
Abortions tend to multiply — once a woman has had one, it becomes easier
to get a second, a third ... or, as we will see today, even a tenth.
This has become shockingly clear outside the largest abortion facility
in the Western Hemisphere — the Planned Parenthood mega-center in
"Is there a limit to the number of abortions a woman can have?"
The young woman's question stunned the volunteer. She thought back to
another woman who had told her, "I've had six, but my friend had ten
So … the sidewalk counselor explained the complications of a single
abortion … and the reality that each additional abortion only increases
the risk of those complications.
As we noted in an earlier update, there have already been at least two
ambulance calls outside this Planned Parenthood facility since the 40
Days for Life campaign began. There is always a risk.
The conversation must have had an impact. The young woman visited the
mobile pregnancy help center across from Planned Parenthood … and
eventually left the area without ever going into the abortion facility.
The people praying outside Planned Parenthood in Kissimmee watched as a
man parked outside … entered the building … and walked out with a woman.
As they got closer, the volunteers could see that the woman was in
tears. After a short time, the couple went back in – so the vigil
participants prayed even more fervently, with some of them even falling
to their knees.
The man and woman soon left Planned Parenthood a final time – smiling,
holding hands and crying – and announced that they would not be having
The husband had seen the sign that said "pray to end abortion" and
thought, "What we are doing is wrong. We cannot do this. Another baby is
With that, he returned and convinced his wife. The baby is their sixth child!
Walnut Creek, California
As 40 Days for Life volunteers prayed, a young woman drove into Planned Parenthood's parking lot, left, and then came back.
She got out of her car and asked the volunteers why they believed what
they believe. It turns out she had a miscarriage recently… was once
again pregnant … and was convinced she needed to "get rid of the baby.”
Vigil participants did their best to explain that the baby was a
blessing … and that community groups would help her and her child
through the pregnancy and beyond.
The young woman promised to read the material she was given, then
exchanged contact information with the volunteers – who promised to pray
for her – before she left Planned Parenthood again. This time, she did
not return. Please keep her in your prayers!
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.