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.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
40 Days For Life: DAY 7: Abortion quotas
Abortion is big business.
And the pressure to meet abortion sales quotas results in seedy sales tactics that end in the destruction of a baby.
In Fort Pierce, Florida, one frightened woman visited the abortion facility to find out how much an abortion would cost.
The price tag on her baby's life? $500.
This mom wasn't sure she wanted an abortion, so abortion facility staff members turned up the pressure. They offered her a discount--but only if she signed up right then and therefor the abortion.
What's next, "Abort now, and we'll throw in a set of knives?"
mother wasn't quite ready to sign on the dotted line. That weekend, she
went to church--where Fort Pierce 40 Days for Life volunteers were
hosting a signup table. She took brochures from the volunteers, prayed
on it, and chose life for her baby!
advocates justify abortion as a "thoughtful decision that no woman
takes lightly." But when push comes to shove, their primary concern is
making the sale--even if that means resorting to tactics more fitting
for a late-night "as seen on TV" infomercial.
Fortunately, in Fort Pierce, it didn't work.
Many 40 Days for Life campaigns continue to persevere through difficult weather. Hang in there! Spring is coming.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
have had such faithful churches and individuals who have braved the
bitter cold and snowy roads to pray for the most vulnerable in our
city," wrote the 40 Days for Life leadership team in Grand Rapids.
the abortionist walked into work, he muttered under his breath, "When
are you ever going to learn?" before glaring at the on-site sidewalk
same day, the sidewalk counselors talked with the Stericycle truck
driver, who had come to dispose of the remains of the babies aborted in
Grand Rapids. One counselor even offered him a new job, but he didn't
"Through it all, we must continue to pray for the mothers, fathers, and babies," wrote the leadership team.
would think that 7 AM on a very cold winter morning would NOT see a lot
of people showing up to pray..." said Richmond coordinator Ann
Niermeyer. "But you would be WRONG."
two dozen people came out for the vigil's first hour. "Some people had
been praying since the very first campaign in 2007, and some people came
for the very first time." Attendees were a mix of young and old
volunteers, city dwellers and suburbanites, and at least six different
Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the
gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to
proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to
set at liberty those who are oppressed.
send us to the poorest, the most broken, the most captive, the most
blind and the most oppressed in the world, the innocent pre-born
children in their mother’s wombs that are scheduled for destruction.
Help us to bring them healing, liberty, sight and justice through Jesus
Christ our Lord, Amen.