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, February 15, 2018
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 2: Planned Parenthood's new abortion
Dear Deacon John,
Planned Parenthood equals abortion. As they go, so goes the abortion industry.
Of the 354 locations where 40 Days for Life campaigns are under way ... prayer vigils are taking place outside 134 Planned Parenthood offices.
Parenthood is closing facilities at a record pace, but they are
currently trying to expand their 320,000+ abortions per year with a new
and dangerous procedure – telemed abortions.
In this highly unregulated procedure, a physician in one city "examines" a client in another city over the internet.
a brief webcam interview, the client takes the first of two pills in
the RU-486 abortion regimen. She is then sent away with the second pill,
which she takes at home. Often alone. And that's where her abortion
actually takes place ... without any medical supervision.
"service" may be on its way to Planned Parenthood centers that do not
currently offer abortions – maybe even one in your city.
there's a Planned Parenthood office in your community – or an
independent abortion facility or a hospital where abortions take place –
your prayers are crucial.
It's time to join the closest 40 Days for Life campaign!
Little Rock, Arkansas
"Cold weather – it's not just for northern campaigns!"
Karlen, 40 Days for Life's North American campaign director, was on
hand for "the strongest kickoff event in Little Rock in years." By the
end of the kickoff, Steve said it was rainy and in the 30s.
teenage praise and worship group provided music ... and a Catholic
priest and Protestant pastor offered prayer as Little Rock's 13th
campaign got rolling.
group prays throughout the year," Steve said. "On Friday, four mothers
chose life – two of them already had money down for their appointments.
This news was shared at the rally as encouragement for people to come
out and make a difference during the campaign."
"You just never know how great the power of God is!"
had snowed for three days and schools had closed. "Looking out the
window about an hour before the kickoff, I was doubtful that anyone,
even my team, would make it," said Sarah, the local leader in Flint.
of the volunteers were snowed in and couldn't get out of their
neighborhoods. But when it came time for the kickoff, "to my surprise we
had 26 people who braved over 14 inches of snow to come to our event!"
was one concession to the weather, however. The kickoff was held
inside. But with dedication like that, it should be an awesome campaign
those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there
arose a complaint against the Hebrews by the Hellenists, because their
widows were neglected in the daily distribution.
— Acts 6:1
in the Church's desire to engage our communities with the gospel, let
us gain wisdom from those who have gone before us and cherish their
experiences and perspectives. Help us to appreciate every soul in the
body of Christ and minister properly to everybody.