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.
Monday, February 26, 2018
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 13: “We didn't do it!”
Dear Deacon John,
If you want to see some happy people ... be at a 40 Days for Life vigil when the joyful news starts to spread that a mom has rejected abortion at the last minute!
Local campaign leaders tell us that so far, since Day 1 on February 14, they can report …
… 103 babies saved – that we know of!
That makes 14,101 spared from abortion since 40 Days for Life started in 2007!!!
You can meet a few of the 14,101 in this short video. To watch, click the image above ... or go to:
Here are just a few of the stories behind the numbers.
Cecilia in Lansing just got a very encouraging note from the director of a local pregnancy help center.
The director got a phone call from a woman asking for abortion information for her teenage daughter. She was going to take the girl to Planned Parenthood ... but she didn't want to go in with all the "protesters" there!
(That would be the 40 Days for Life vigil participants.)
So the mom brought her daughter to the pregnancy center for a free ultrasound.
The director says this family still needs lots of prayer ... but it was clear that hard work and prayer do have an impact ... and lives do get saved.
Over the first weekend of the 40 Days for Life campaign, the team in Atlanta learned of at least three babies spared from abortion.
One couple drove into and out of the abortion facility's parking lot several times ... each time refusing to accept pro-life literature.
But when they drove out for the last time, the man smiled as he rolled down the window, and said, "We don't need that. We didn't do it!"
Volunteers often have to deal with aggressive tactics from the abortion center's escorts. As soon as clients accept literature from the vigil participants, the escorts demand that the clients hand it over to them.
Nevertheless, one couple stopped to reconsider ... and then changed their minds about abortion.
"Then moments later another couple came driving out," one of the volunteers said, "and with big smiles said they had changed their minds too!"
Fort Pierce, Florida
"Great news!" said Jim, the 40 Days for Life coordinator in Fort Pierce.
"Since all of you and others around the world committed more time of prayer and fasting to end abortion, great things have been happening at our vigil site," he said.
On the first Saturday of the campaign, volunteers outside the abortion center heard from two women who'd changed their minds and decided not to have abortions. On the following Monday, another mother chose life for her child.
"That's three babies and moms spared in the first week of 40 Days for Life," Jim said. "So if anyone ever tells you God doesn't honor prayer and fasting, let them know about 40 Days for Life!"
A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for caring about each of us so deeply. Help us to see and know you as our Father in heaven each and every day of our lives. Your loving hand also rests on every child today carried in its mother’s womb. May they be born into this world and come to know fully and personally your endless love.