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.
Friday, October 26, 2018
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 31: Your backyard
Abortions don't happen on the bench of the Supreme Court or in the halls of Congress....they happen where you live.
Nothing creates controversy like the opening of a new abortion facility.
It's not just pro-life Christians; many who support abortion don't want it in their backyard.
the Summit Center abortion facility quietly tried to open in Macon,
Georgia, the local pro-life community launched a 40 Days for Life
campaign. Meanwhile, five local businesses filed a lawsuit against the
county zoning commission for approving Summit Center's application
without sufficient notice to the community that the facility intended to
judge heard this case on September 5 and said he needed 'a few days' to
think about what he heard," said Ann, the campaign leader in Macon.
A few days turned into more than six weeks.
Earlier this week, the judge dismissed the lawsuit, but Ann notes that "Everyday the judge [put] off ruling is another day that this clinic [wasn't] open!"
The businesses that
filed the lawsuit have a month to appeal the judge's ruling. Either
way, Ann and her team will continue asking God to keep abortion out of
"Summit opening has brought our pro-life community together," she said. "We are crossing denominational bounds in a way that has never happened here before. I am thankful for the 40 Days for Life movement and how it is bringing people together in Macon!"
A middle-aged man who lives near Baltimore's 40 Days for Life vigil told volunteers that as a teenager, he and his girlfriend visited the abortion facility.
center offered to sell them an abortion for $500. The couple got a
second opinion from a family doctor...and learned the man's girlfriend wasn't even pregnant!
are making leaps in the 'community outreach' pillar of 40 Days for
Life," said Kim, the campaign leader in Baltimore. A passerby stopped to
tell vigil participants that she's a teacher, and several of her
students are expectant mothers. Prayer warriors touched her heart by
giving her "blessing bags" filled with gifts for each of the pregnant
Even better, Kim learned that a baby was saved from abortion. After two hours inside the abortion facility, an expectant mother left, stopping to tell volunteers that she changed her mind!
doesn't rain often in Tempe, but it did for a pro-life march hosted at
the 40 Days for Life vigil site on October 13. The resilience of the
wet, but faithful, prayer warriors was rewarded the next week.
"Planned Parenthood was CLOSED on Saturday!" said Jim, the local campaign leader. "On what is normally their busiest abortion day, not a single customer walked through their doors. This is the second time in three weeks that Planned Parenthood's Saturday client numbers were sharply reduced or eliminated."
Jim also said the recently released Gosnell movie helped bolster his volunteer base. "Friday morning, a couple went to see the movie. They
were so moved by the experience, that when they got back to their car,
they looked up our location and immediately came out to pray."
eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all
were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of
God, help us to appreciate the wonder and beauty of Your creation. Help
us proclaim on behalf of every one of our fellow human beings, "I am
fearfully and wonderfully made." May the knowledge that we are
intimately known by You shape our lives and actions.