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 25, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 29: Survivors not wanted
Ambulances and more ambulances. Unfortunately, it's a not-so-rare scene at Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
The ambulance on the left is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The one on the
right – mostly hidden by the large purple sheet – is in Raleigh, North
Carolina. Yet another ambulance was seen outside the 40 Days for Life
vigil in New York City.
As much as they say abortion is "safe," it is never safe for the baby -- and there can be many complications for the woman.
But the "complication" that seems to bother the abortion industry most is a failed abortion. In other words … the baby survives. And an abortion is only considered successful if a baby dies.
There are babies who do survive abortion and live to tell about it. They
have powerful voices, as they were so close to becoming statistics of
the abortion industry.
We take a closer look at abortion survivors — and those who work in the
abortion industry — on this week's edition of the 40 Days for Life
podcast. Check it out at:
One of the 40 Days for Life volunteers met a young woman who'd scheduled an appointment at Planned Parenthood.
"I was able to speak with her a little bit," the vigil participant said, "and give her pregnancy crisis information."
When the woman went to her appointment, she saw a man outside the
building with his head bowed in prayer. And that's all it took.
"She chose life!" She is now considering adoption for her child.
"We are so excited," said Catherine in Aurora. She said her team was
feeling a bit weary, "but now we have been blessed with this. Praise God
for how he always shows up! We are so blessed to be in the fight for
Manchester, New Hampshire
A candlelight vigil brought light to the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood in Manchester in more ways than one.
The Manchester volunteers recently learned how their prayer presence on the sidewalk makes a difference.
Vigil participants were able to speak to a couple that had an
appointment at Planned Parenthood – they were there to get the abortion
Following a bit of conversation with the volunteers, they went inside.
But about half an hour later, they left Planned Parenthood.
They had changed their minds!
"They were given information about the pregnancy center on the next
block and said they'd go there the next day," said Shelia in Manchester.
"The same women from 40 Days for Life also redirected a couple looking
for a pregnancy test to our pregnancy center right up the street," she
added. "We're very encouraged and grateful."
is a God like You, pardoning iniquity and passing over the
transgressions of the remnant of His heritage? He does not retain His
anger forever, because He delights in mercy. He will again have
compassion on us; and will subdue our iniquities.
— Micah 7:18-19
Hear our prayer of repentance, Lord, and cleanse us from all
unrighteousness. We praise you for your tender mercies and your
compassion that never fails. Lord, it is only by Your grace that we can
live lives that are just, and merciful.
May Your Holy Spirit enable us to walk humbly in Your presence and may
You be pleased to restore our nation so that a generation not yet born
may praise you.