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.
Sunday, March 11, 2018
40 Days For Life: DAY 26: Teamwork saves lives
Dear Deacon John,
We often talk about 40 Days for Life "teams" -- because that's one of the reasons why these efforts have borne so much fruit.
campaigns require close cooperation among countless numbers of
volunteers, who selflessly offer their time and energy to speak out for
those who cannot speak for themselves.
Local leaders not only work with their own volunteers, but with churches and other pro-life outreaches in their communities.
And it pays off! Join your local team by finding your closest vigil location. You could be part of an example like these.
El Paso, Texas and Santa Teresa, New Mexico
same operator owns abortion facilities in El Paso and Santa Teresa ...
so the 40 Days for Life teams in these communities work closely together
to try to save lives.
pregnant mom was distraught. She had learned her boyfriend was
unfaithful, so she had borrowed $530 and walked to El Paso's Hill Top
abortion center to get an abortion.
paying $400 for an ultrasound, she was told she was 17 weeks pregnant
and could not get an abortion in Texas -- so she was sent to nearby
Santa Teresa, since there are no restrictions in New Mexico.
The abortion would cost another $200 to $300, which was more money than she had.
she first spoke to 40 Days for Life volunteers, her main concern was
finding a ride to Santa Teresa. But when one of the team leaders
suggested to her that all of this was a sign that she should not have an
abortion, the mom said, "I'm starting to think that, too!"
she was given information about life-affirming resources available in
El Paso, she declared that she was going to keep her child.
Said one of the volunteers, "Glory be to God!"
example of the teamwork that exists between many 40 Days for Life
campaigns and pregnancy help centers comes to us from Lansing.
director of a help center contacted the 40 Days for Life leaders to say
they'd just seen a couple who was sent their way by volunteers at the
young mother is in the second trimester of her pregnancy ... and "they
said they'd be choosing life for their baby," the director said. "Pray
that they will receive the support they need and deliver a healthy
prayerful presence is a sign that there are options to abortion," said
Cecilia, one of the Lansing 40 Days for Life leaders.
all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season, what
you give them they gather in; you open your hand they are filled with
good. You hide your face, they are troubled; you take away their breath,
they die and return to their dust. You send forth your Spirit, they are
created; and you renew the face of the earth.
— Psalm 104:27-30
Father, remind us today that there is no truth but you. Do not let us
fall prey to the evil one’s lie that we may choose death. Remind us
right now that you, who created all life, are in control of all life,
and let us know right now that you who created all life, are in control
of all life, and let us choose life always. Keep lighting the pathway
home, for us and for all who participate in this 40 Days for Life