40 Days for Life starts in 377 cities this week, and sadly it begins in uncharted waters in the United States of America.
Not because of what is being said by fringe abortion advocates yelling in the street, but because of what is being supported by elected governors and senators.
These governors and senators are kind, tolerant and well-dressed. They are smooth talkers and they want you, as an American, to know that even though they are highly sophisticated, they are tender enough to make sure a newborn baby is comfortable before they let the child die on a table after a failed abortion.
Yes, you read that right. They promise that any newborn child born from a failed abortion will be comfortable before making sure the child doesn?t even make it through her first hour of life.
You are probably asking the same question I have asked myself: What kind of a person could stare at a newborn baby girl on a table crying and not give her medical treatment?
Many answers have been given, but all the proposed answers miss the severity of the reality of what happens when an abortion fails.
The baby was supposed to be killed and is now alive. He or she is on the table, moving, crying, looking around. I have seen my seven children come into the world; the last thing any halfway sane person who is looking at the baby is thinking is ?Let?s NOT give her what she needs.? But, then again, my wife and I usually just have my sweet mother-in-law in the delivery room and not Virginia Gov. Northam.
This is the scene. We are all standing around looking at the baby girl on the table. What the governors and senators are saying is at that beautiful moment of humanity, they are numb to that baby girl. They have no problem getting her comfortable and killing her.
So, what kind of a person supports this? The word you?re looking for is "monster."
Only a monster would let a baby die on a table. The sickness behind this barbaric and ruthless act cannot be legitimized or labeled as an acceptable ?political viewpoint.? It is cold-blooded murder done to our most innocent. I wouldn?t trust these politicians to watch my dogs (although they would probably never let a puppy die on the table).
We too often look down on other cultures who dehumanize a segment of the population, but look at what we have become in the United States with abortion. We have a large segment of elected officials who would refuse a baby medical care after birth. Monsters indeed -- who the hell do we think we are?
It was Flannery O?Connor who said, ?In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber."
Those who live amidst the injustice are often the numbest to the gravity of it. Yet, this wave of infanticide comes at a time when there is more momentum in the pro-life movement than ever before. And I think the monsters are helping wake up many who didn?t realize what is legal in America.
Though angry and frustrated at this situation, our response must be one of courage, love, and fortitude. That is the only way to defeat such evil.
Abortion facilities have closed at a record pace the last six years, and the abortion industry?s response is to push abortion up to birth and allow any survivor to die on a table. This is not a time to be discouraged in the face of such desperation; this is a time to act. So many people think their voice doesn?t matter or that they can?t make a difference. I am here to tell you that is far from the truth. I know because I have seen the impact of simply showing up and praying.
To date, we have saved more than 15,000 lives. And 186 abortion workers have quit their jobs. One of them is being featured in a major motion picture, Unplanned, opening March 29.
Do not throw your hands in the air or curse at your television. Let this barbaric mentality motivate you to offer hope, healing, and medical alternatives to women where you live. That is what is ending abortion at the local level.
More than 800,000 people have participated in 40 Days for Life around the world and now they have more motivation than ever before to pray, fast, and stand vigil for an end to abortion.
Will you join them?
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Scripture and Prayer
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.?-- 2 Chronicles 7:14
Heavenly Father, we cry out for Your mercy and ask You to remove the scourge of abortion from our land. Use us as your vessels, Lord, to bring the light of Your truth to our nation once again.
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