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 13, 2019
40 Days For Life: DAY 8: Abortion is illegal in most of México...
Abortion is illegal in most of México...
...but that hasn't stopped the abortion industry from attempting to impose abortion on México.
President Trump defunded abortion providers abroad, Canada's prime
minister pledged $650 million toward organizations that perform or
promote abortions internationally.
Fortunately, the people of México are standing up for life, their children, and their future.
2014, Lourdes Varela started the first 40 Days for Life campaign in
México City--where abortion is legal. She and her team then helped
spread the campaign to dozens of cities across the country.
is now our director of Latin American affairs. She just spent a week
visiting 40 Days for Life vigils across México. Here's her report from
In Texcoco, Lourdes gave a talk about the abortion crisis and post-abortion syndrome.
When she finished, a woman asked to speak with her. "She said that she had an abortion 21 years ago and she hasn't told anyone until now,"
Lourdes reported. "Her family is falling apart, and she couldn't stand
the pain. When she saw us, she stopped by to pray. After she listened to
my talk, she asked for help."
was able to work with the local campaign team to find the emotional and
spiritual help this woman needs to find healing.
On day 1 of the campaign, a pregnant 14-year-old girl in Irapuato was being pushed to have an abortion by her boyfriend. In addition to that pressure, she was also terrified of admitting to her parents that she was pregnant.
local 40 Days for Life team stormed Heaven with prayers that the young
mom would choose life. With support from the prayer warriors and a
priest in the community, she talked to her mother.
"Her mother told her that if the boyfriend did not want the baby, it won't be a problem," Lourdes said. "She promised that, as a grandmother, she will be there for her daughter and her grandchild!"
Thank God for pro-life parents and grandparents!
8 is recognized as International Women's Day. That led abortion
supporters to hit the streets in Lindavista and hold signs reading,
"Rezamos a favor del aborto legal" or "We pray for legal abortion."
sentiment also appeared in Tabacalera, México--where pro-abortion
feminists held a march--and in México City, where police tried to force
vigil participants off the streets. "But Anabel, the leader, showed the
police officer the document from the authorities, and the officer left
them in peace," Lourdes reported.
said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell
into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him
and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down
the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So, too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on
the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was;
and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
Father, we are moved by the lesson of the Good Samaritan, who allowed
compassion to influence him more than fear. Give us the same heart.
Grant that we may never count the cost of standing up and speaking out
for the unborn.