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, March 14, 2018
40 Days For Life: DAY 29: Two abortion workers quit!
Dear Deacon John,
The people who work at abortion centers see you – every day.
As 40 Days for Life starts, they often casually mock volunteers ... or label you a religious fanatic. But over time – as snow and rain and cold temperatures show your commitment – they begin to think.
They begin to consider why you're out there and why they're in there.
Over days and weeks, their attention turns to the reality of the work they are participating in ... and they find they can't do it anymore.
We've just learned of two more abortion center staffers who've had a change of heart and left their jobs.
This now makes 172 abortion workers who've quit during 40 Days for Life campaigns. Praise God!
We don't identify locations, or offer any personal information, in order to protect these individuals. Their friends, family members and especially their former co-workers can sometimes turn against them.
Please pray for them and their families as they transition out of the abortion industry.
The 40 Days for Life team at one of the vigils received a phone call on the first day of the campaign.
"Pray for my daughter," asked the woman, who had called the helpline number shown on one of the signs volunteers carry.
Her daughter was desperately looking for a new job since she could no longer stand working at the abortion facility, "where cruel things happen."
A few days later, the woman called back to say her daughter had an interview for a new job. Later that week, another call brought the good news that she was offered a position and was leaving the abortion center.
The abortion facility quickly posted a "help wanted" notice about her old job, which is now vacant. Let's hope and pray they have a very hard time filling it!
From one 40 Days for Life location comes the report that a paid staff member has left the abortion center ... and so has a volunteer.
A sidewalk counselor had struck up a relationship with the employee, and eventually they began exchanging messages. After quitting, the worker wrote that there was good to be accomplished in the world, and the abortion facility was simply the wrong place.
About the same time, the volunteer also decided to leave. The relentless presence of the prayerful vigil participants was a sure sign for this person as well that this was not the right place.
Who 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.