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, October 1, 2017
From 40 Days For Life: DAY 5: You're a fanatic!
The headline on SocialistWorker.org gets straight to the point: "40 ways to oppose 40 Days for Life."
If you read the article, you'd think the sky was falling.
"Anti-abortion fanatics will descend on women's clinics around the
country ... [and] harass women outside of clinics in attempts to disrupt
's ability to provide health care," the rhetoric-filled diatribe begins.
Of course, a typical 40 Days for Life vigil looks like this ...
... and it is successful precisely because it is prayerful and peaceful.
And it must be working, as the pro-abortion author recommends countering
40 Days for Life by getting involved in activities such as raising
money for pro-abortion causes and pursuing health care "reform" that
requires mandatory abortion coverage.
The writer also links to a collection of purported pro-abortion "truths"
– such as the myth that 5,000 women died annually from illegal
abortions prior to
Roe v. Wade.
The man who came up with that figure – Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a founder
of NARAL – admitted after his pro-life conversion that this infamous
statistic was a flat-out fabrication.
It's a sign of desperation, which is all the pro-abortion side has.
As for "anti-abortion fanatics" harassing women … well, accusations are a
dime a dozen. But since pictures are worth a thousand words, here's a
quick look at a number of 40 Days for Life vigils around the world.
See for yourself!
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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."
Gracious 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.