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, February 27, 2019
From CMMB: "I saw her slipping away"
72-year-old Mulewa with her 5-year-old granddaughter Mwikali.
It was past midnight when Mulewa was woken up. Her daughter, Ngiria, was in labor and desperately needed her.
The labor lasted hours. Ngiria lost a lot of blood and was in and out of
consciousness. With tears in her eyes, Mulewa recalls what happened
"I remember holding my newborn grandson in my arms. He wasn't
breathing. He had no heartbeat. And then I looked at Ngiria, my
daughter. I could see she was slipping away. But no matter what I tried,
I couldn't stop the bleeding. And then, just like that, she was gone."
What should have been a time of joy and celebration quickly turned into
deep sorrow. Not only did Mulewa lose her daughter and grandson, but six
children had lost their mother and a husband, his wife.
Mwende (12), Muli (10), Ndungee (7), and Mulewa (13) no longer have a mother.
needed a hospital. We needed a doctor. If there was a hospital, if my
wife had a doctor's care, maybe she would be alive today and my children
would have their mother." - Negi, father in Kenya
and her baby boy should be alive. Their deaths - like that of so many
women and babies in impoverished countries - were preventable. If only
they lived closer to the hospital, if only they had a doctor's skilled
care, if only...
Your gift can help save precious lives, like Ngiria and her baby boy, by
ensuring pregnant women have access to prenatal care, emergency
transportation, a health facility with trained medical professionals,
and critical medicines, so they can deliver their babies safely. Your
help can bring the light of hope.