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.
Monday, March 25, 2019
40 Days For Life: DAY 20: Pressured to abort
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It's another saved baby Monday! As we reach the halfway point of this 40 Days for Life campaign, we know of …
...167 babies saved from abortion through your prayers!
you think the pro-lifers in New York State are motivated right now?
Most 40 Days for Life campaigns feature a single vigil on Long Island.
This campaign features THREE.
In Smithtown, which is hosting its first-ever 40 Days for Life campaign, a woman admitted she pressured a teenage girl named Jessica into an abortion a few months earlier.
Jessica--heartbroken and trying to make amends for the loss of her child--decided to get pregnant again. And the same woman who pressured her into an abortion had now brought her right back to Planned Parenthood for another one.
woman felt crushed, extremely guilty, and did not know what to do about
this second pregnancy," wrote the Smithtown leadership team.
That's when Jessica burst out of Planned Parenthood, running toward the vigil,
crying, and looking for help. Vigil participants were happy to offer
it, setting her up with an appointment at a crisis pregnancy center.
and her companions had come to the sidewalk desperate and crying," the
Smithtown team said. "After speaking with the [vigil participants], they
left with hugs and smiles...hopeful and relieved!
couple refused to talk or accept pro-life information from vigil
participants as they walked into Planned Parenthood. But a little while
later, they abruptly drove away.
"As they left, the woman in the passenger’s seat rolled down her window and told me that they had decided to keep their baby,"
said longtime campaign coordinator Alejandra. "I congratulated them and
gave them the resource pamphlet. The woman seemed interested and
A mother expecting her fifth child appeared at Washington's Planned Parenthood, feeling overwhelmed.
Michael, the campaign leader, said she reported some "misgivings about having an abortion" and she saw the 40 Days for Life vigil as "some kind of sign."
gave her baby booties and information on local pregnancy help centers
while Michael summoned an Uber to bring her home.
prayed to the Lord for his wife because she was barren; and the Lord
granted his prayer and Rebekah his wife conceived. The children
struggled together within her, and she said, “If it is thus, why do I
live?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her,
“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples, born of you, shall be
divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the elder shall serve
— Genesis 25:21-23
God, you formed us in our mother’s womb and planned a unique and
special life and purpose for each of us, and we do thank you. Grant that
we may pray and work for an end to abortion, especially in these 40
days, so that no unborn baby you have made may fail to achieve your
divine intention for him or her because of intentional abortion.