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 10, 2019
40 Days For Life: DAY 5: 22 below zero
It was exactly ZERO degrees Fahrenheitfor the 40 Days for Life kickoff rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin...
...and the wind chill was a bone-chilling 22 degrees below zero (-30 Celsius).
don't cancel because of the cold," said longtime 40 Days for Life
leader and volunteer Dan Miller. "It's a way of life here."
a good thing for unborn children. The sacrifice of praying for an hour
or two in an arctic blast inspires more mothers to choose life.
the opening vigil with Bishop Jeffrey Haines ended, Dan said a young
woman appeared "out of nowhere" to hug September, who leads the campaign
"Do you remember me?" she asked.
With everybody bundled up for the weather, it was hard to tell who anybody was, so the young woman continued, "You walked me to my car [last year] and talked me out of having the abortion!"
was a lot of jumping up and down...hootin' and hollerin' and praising
God!" Dan said. "These two were filled with so much joy; it was quite
40 Days for Life volunteers in northern climates like to remind me,
there's no such thing as a "spring" 40 Days for Life campaign--only a
There were plenty of volunteers out in miserable weather this week.
just had to share this historic photo--snow showers in Eugene for our
kickoff rally today!" said Eileen, the local campaign leader. "This has
never happened before. And the photo only shows half of the people who
came today to pray in the snow!"
said the event drew plenty of young people--including the leaders of a
new pro-life group--while Planned Parenthood staff members watched from
the windows. "We were all loving praying in the snow."
Thousand Oaks, California
In Southern California, the Lenten 40 Days for Life campaign really does take place in springtime weather.
why Leonore was so surprised when she and her vigil partner noticed
SNOW! "There were little flakes flying about," she said.
snow didn't last long. The record-breaking rain, however, did. "It
warmed my heart to join three others holding signs and umbrellas,"
King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as
you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”
and merciful Father, we renew our dedication to defending the unborn
and all whose right to life is compromised by our godless society’s
selfish lack of concern. Free us from our own failures and sins so that
we will be truly pro-life in every area of our lives.