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, April 9, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 40: VIDEO – Standing with God
"I'd rather stand with God than stand with the rest of the world."
That's what a 19-year-old New Zealander said when 40 Days for Life board
chair Matt Britton asked him why he's taking part in the vigil.
Matt visited all three 40 Days for Life locations in New Zealand during
this campaign … and we've just put together a video that looks at the
places he went and the people he met.
The population of New Zealand is around 5 million. Abortion is
technically illegal, but there are enough loopholes in the law that
abortions do take place -- some 500,000 since 1977.
The people working with 40 Days for Life in New Zealand know they face
an uphill challenge, but they know it's a fight they cannot ignore.
"As long as you're standing with God," said the 19-year-old volunteer, "you can't go wrong!"
To see the video, click the image above ... or go to:
As we wrap up this 40 Days for Life campaign, thank you for all you've done! And there's still one more day to pray for an end to abortion.
Not safe (yet again)
While you’re at church today, more prayers, please, for six more women
who went to an abortion center and ended up in a hospital.
In Manhattan, New York, volunteers prayed as two fire department
emergency vehicles arrived at the Planned Parenthood abortion center on
Margaret Sanger square. Twenty minutes later, paramedics exited with a
woman on a gurney and quickly departed in an ambulance.
More ambulances were seen outside abortion centers in Tempe, Arizona …
Fayetteville, North Carolina … Boston, Massachusetts … Virginia Beach,
Virginia … and for the second time during this 40 Days for Life
campaign, outside the Marie Stopes abortion location in Birmingham,
"Yet still people say they don't want to go back to the old days of
unsafe abortion," one Birmingham team member pondered. "But these women
weren't expecting to be carried out on a stretcher … abortion is deadly
to the child -- and harmful to the mother."
As 40 Days for Life volunteers prayed, a couple drove up to the Planned Parenthood abortion center.
The woman went inside, but the man's attention was attracted by Tony,
one of the vigil participants, who was standing with two very large
signs near the entrance to the parking lot.
The man walked over -- and offered to help Tony hold one of the signs!
He any Tony prayed together … and the man then texted the woman inside
Planned Parenthood, trying to talk her out of having an abortion.
A while later, the man told Tony he had to go work. But when he went
back to his car, he saw the woman inside. She had left Planned
Parenthood -- and decided to keep the baby!
The man went back to Tony … thanked him … and gave him a big hug.
"Praise God!" said Alejandra, one of the 40 Days for Life leaders. "Your prayers are making difference!"
will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or
mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed
away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything
— Revelation 21:4-5
Father, you are the God of hope. Your word fills us with the vision of
the world to come, when every tear will be wiped away, and death will be
no more. Father, how we need that hope, how we are strengthened by that
vision! Keep our hearts focused on heaven, and diligent in the labors
of earth. As we struggle against the culture of death, root our souls in
the assurance of victory.