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, March 19, 2018
40 Days For Life: DAY 34: "We're having a baby!"
Dear Deacon John,
We are in the home stretch of this 40 Days for Life campaign! And so far, we know of ...
… 403 babies spared from abortion since Day 1!
Here are some stories about last-minute decisions ... for life!
El Paso, Texas
Family members praying at the 40 Days for Life vigil watched as a car with a young woman and her mother drove slowly past them.
A few minutes later, they returned ... and entered the abortion center.
The volunteers reacted by praying even more fervently.
Not long afterward, the younger women walked outside, smiled at the volunteers and joyfully called out, "I'm having a baby!"
Her mother followed close behind, raising her arms in the air as she exclaimed, "We're having a baby!"
The vigil participants actually cheered and applauded!
Mark, one of the 40 Days for Life leaders, said, "This was another case where their hearts had been moved simply by the visible witness of volunteers praying on the sidewalk."
In Philadelphia, Monique tells of a young woman that 40 Days for Life volunteers directed to a local pregnancy care center.
She confided in the counselors that she's overwhelmed by the idea of raising another baby ... but once she heard about the support available through the center, she chose life. She said the counselors helped her realize that having the child was what she was meant to do.
Vigil participants also met a mother of two ... who was setting up an abortion appointment because her husband didn't want another child. "I know it's not good," she told them, "but he won't let me" have this baby.
"Please pray for her and her husband," Monique said, "that she is willing and enabled to stand up for her child, that we can help them."
She reminded the 40 Days for Life volunteers that "none of this is possible if you aren't out there."
Falls Church, Virginia
Ruby in Falls Church says 40 Days for Life volunteers spoke to a young man walking towards the abortion center, asking him if he knew someone who was there for an abortion.
He said he did, and he was waiting for her. In fact, he'd been waiting a very long time and she never showed up. He didn't know why.
The vigil participants had to believe their prayer presence convinced the woman to be a "no show" for her appointment. They're praying she does not return.
Volunteers were also able to speak to a mother and daughter coming in for a pregnancy test. They warned them that abortion is not safe, and told the story of a recent ambulance call at the abortion center.
The two women went inside, remained only briefly, and then left.
This is why a faithful prayer presence is so important!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
O God, may we always be quick to call you Father. And when we call you father, let your Spirit remind us that we, and all people, from their beginning to their last day, are your children. We praise you, Father, that you sent your Son to reveal to the world that all people are His brothers and sisters, that all people are your children.