Tuesday, March 6, 2018

40 Days For Life: DAY 21: More attacks on free speech

Dear Deacon John,
Over the past few months, we've warned about the growing attacks on freedom of speech ... and the attacks on our friends who operate the pregnancy help centers that offer free medical care and alternatives to abortion.
But the worst example is happening in the largest state for 40 Days for Life — California!
A California law requires pro-life help centers that provide medical services to post notices about the availability of free or low-cost abortions. Centers that only offer counseling would have to post a sign – in 13 languages – that they do not provide medical services.
It's absurd.
This ridiculous law is being challenged at the Supreme Court. I think it will be a victory for those who are pro-life.
Learn about this attack ... and how pregnancy centers have helped 40 Days for Life save babies from abortion ... on this week's edition of the 40 Days for Life podcast.
Please pray for – and support – your local pregnancy help center. We have been honored to stand with them to end abortion at the local level!

Plano, Texas

The 40 Days for Life team in Plano held their mid-point rally in front of the Planned Parenthood office, which is an abortion referral center.
Representatives of the White Rose pregnancy resource center and the Rachel's Vineyard ministry for healing after abortion spoke at the event, as did 40 Days for Life boards members Carol Siedhoff and Alfonso Chicharro.
"It's so neat to have these organizations join us, because when we say no to Planned Parenthood, people want to know what else we have to offer," said Randy, the local leader. "And thanks be to God, we have an answer!"
He said the 50 people who attended the rally heard "wonderful stories about helping women say yes to life."

March roars in like a lion

It wasn't just parts of the United States that saw huge winter storms roll in as the month began. The photos above show vigils (clockwise from top left) in Serbia, Romania, Scotland and Croatia.
With the temperature hovering just above zero Fahrenheit (-17 Celsius), "we didn't have anyone officially scheduled for the campaign," said the coordinator in Romania. "Yet the volunteers came spontaneously."
In spite of the cold and snow, said one team member in Croatia, "we bring warm hearts ... clear, steady and unwavering."
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.
-- Ephesians 6:12-13
Dear Lord, as you lead us into the spiritual battle of abortion may we be reminded that the battle is truly Yours. Thank you for hearing our requests for direction and protection. Thank you for the victory that is ours because of Your Son Jesus.
See today's full devotional
For life,
Shawn Carney
President/CEO, 40 Days for Life
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