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.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
'Not One Cent for Abortion Funding in Health Care'
1 Million Pennies Tell White House 'Not One Cent for Abortion Funding in Health Care'
Press Conference and display: Today, Jan. 21, 1PM outside the White House
WASHINGTON,Jan. 21 /Christian Newswire/ -- A display of one million pennies will be featured at a press conference today outside the White House to illustrate that Americans oppose even one penny going to fund or subsidize abortions in the health care legislation currently under consideration by Congress.
"Polls show that the vast majority of the American people oppose tax funded abortions. Yet Obama, Pelosi, and Reid persist in disrespecting the opinion of their constituents and have continued on a course that has angered and energized the grassroots across this nation. Today we say unequivocally that we will not politically tolerate even one cent of our tax money being used to help kill innocent children through abortion. Politicians who make the mistake of ignoring the will of the people on this matter of critical importance must understand that we will ignore them at the ballot box and put them out of office on Election Day," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
"The pennies were purchased with money donated by people of good will from all across America who believe that health care should be about compassion and healing not violence and suffering," said Rev. Patrick Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition.
The protest and press conference will take place on Thursday, January 21st at 1 PM (ET) at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in front of the White House by Lafayette Park.
The event is being sponsored by Operation Rescue, the Christian Defense Coalition, and Generation Life.
Troy Newman is in Washington, D.C. to participate in a number of events marking the 37th memorial of Roe v. Wade. He will also be receiving an award from the American Life League in recognition of Operation Rescue's Pro-Life Blog. The award is scheduled to be presented by columnist and fellow blogger Jill Stanek.
About Operation Rescue® Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre- born in obedience to biblical mandates.