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 21, 2018
40 Days For Life: DAY 36: Lawyer jokes aside ...
Dear Deacon John,
I've traveled to more than 450 abortion facilities – and received many legal threats from the abortion industry over the last 15 years – and have learned that the pro-life movement needs good lawyers ... lawyers who have experience in law enforcement and in corporate law.
40 Days for Life is blessed that our board chair and general counsel has both.
Matt Britton has helped get 40 Days for Life campaigns to places in the United States and globally using his vast legal experience as an elected prosecutor and corporate attorney.
In addition, Matt has visited numerous 40 Days for Life vigil sites to help encourage local volunteers. Here are just a couple of examples.
Matt brought a group of religious education students to the 40 Days for Life vigil in Richmond, where they prayed outside one of the two abortion centers in Virginia's capital city.
"Thank you for your faithfulness in coming out to pray," said Ann, the 40 Days for Life coordinator. To this group, and to the many other faithful volunteers who take time to visit, she said, "You make a great difference!"
Praying for an end to abortion, she said, will "stop the violence that ends the lives of our youngest and most vulnerable children in our city."
As an attorney and former state prosecutor, board chair Matt Britton also serves as 40 Days for Life's general counsel.
He spoke at a recent rally at the 40 Days for Life vigil site in Houston – the Planned Parenthood building that is the largest abortion center in the Western Hemisphere.
Matt spoke of the importance of exercising First Amendment Rights ... and being a voice of freedom on the sidewalk so that these critical rights not taken away.
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
— Genesis 1:27-28
Father of mercy and grace, we thank you for the gift of our children. Grant that every fiber of our being may rejoice when a new baby, our own or any else’s, is born into the world. Help us to welcome them as we would welcome you, for whenever a new baby is conceived, another life to bear your image and another voice to praise and worship you, is beginning.