Today marks the anniversary of one of the saddest days in our nation’s history.
36 years ago the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that women have the constitutional right to end the lives of their unborn children. In 36 years, 50,000,000 children have died as a result of legalized abortion in the United States.
This was a victory for abortion extremists and other enemies of life. And it was a major defeat for state governments, who saw abortion restrictions repealed overnight.
But of course, the real victims are the most innocent and helpless among us – our unborn children. And let’s not forget their parents, who feel forced to make such a tragic decision. But there is hope. We must not be weary and we must not give up. One of my reasons for starting this blog was to post information on abortion. One day I was reading an article on abortion, and I felt I truly needed to do more than just vote "pro-life." This blog may never be read by thousands or millions, but
- if just one pro-choice person stumbles across it and gains an understanding on what abortion truly is and sees it for the evil it is and changes and joins our pro-life forces, or
- if just one mother is unexpectedly pregnant and is unsure on abortion and reads something here and decides against it, or
- if just one "pro-life" supporter who votes for pro-choice candidates realizes that this is wrong - you can't be pro-life and vote for 'pro-abortion' leaders.
The March for Life in Washington D.C. is today, January 22nd! Go to MarchForLife.org for more information. If you haven't signed up for the Blogs for Life conference yet, click here to go to blogs4life.com and do so!
It's time to end abortion and human killing research in America.
Pro-Life Unity -United we stand - Divided they die
This is a beautiful article from National Right to Life calling us all to action and reminded us that: Nobody is a nobody; nobody is unwanted. All are wanted by God, and therefore to be respected, protected, and cherished by us. (excerpts from) We shall not weary - We shall not rest.
"All that has been and all that will be is prelude to, and anticipation of, an indomitable hope. All that has been and all that will be is premised upon the promise of Our Lord’s return in glory when, as we read in the Book of Revelation, “he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be sorrow nor crying nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.” And all things will be new.
That is the horizon of hope that, from generation to generation, sustains the great human rights cause of our time and all times—the cause of life. We contend, and we contend relentlessly, for the dignity of the human person, of every human person, created in the image and likeness of God, destined from eternity for eternity—every human person, no matter how weak or how strong, no matter how young or how old, no matter how productive or how burdensome, no matter how welcome or how inconvenient. Nobody is a nobody; nobody is unwanted. All are wanted by God, and therefore to be respected, protected, and cherished by us.
We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until every unborn child is protected in law and welcomed in life. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until all the elderly who have run life’s course are protected against despair and abandonment, protected by the rule of law and the bonds of love. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, until every young woman is given the help she needs to recognize the problem of pregnancy as the gift of life. We shall not weary, we shall not rest, as we stand guard at the entrance gates and the exit gates of life, and at every step along way of life, bearing witness in word and deed to the dignity of the human person—of every human person.
Against the encroaching shadows of the culture of death, against forces commanding immense power and wealth, against the perverse doctrine that a woman’s dignity depends upon her right to destroy her child, against what St. Paul calls the principalities and powers of the present time, this convention renews our resolve that we shall not weary, we shall not rest, until the culture of life is reflected in the rule of law and lived in the law of love. ...
.... the nation that I love is betraying its founding principles—that every human being is endowed by God with inalienable rights, including, and most foundationally, the right to life.
...We are not the ones who imposed upon the nation the lethal logic that human beings have no rights we are bound to respect if they are too small, too weak, too dependent, too burdensome. That lethal logic, backed by the force of law, was imposed by an arrogant elite that for almost forty years has been telling us to get over it, to get used to it.
But “We the People,” who are the political sovereign in this constitutional democracy, have not gotten over it, we have not gotten used to it, and we will never, we will never ever, agree that the culture of death is the unchangeable law of the land.
We do not know, we do not need to know, how the battle for the dignity of the human person will be resolved. God knows, and that is enough. As Mother Teresa of Calcutta and saints beyond numbering have taught us, our task is not to be successful but to be faithful. Yet in that faithfulness is the lively hope of success. We are the stronger because we are unburdened by delusions. We know that in a sinful world, far short of the promised Kingdom of God, there will always be great evils. The principalities and powers will continue to rage, but they will not prevail.
In the midst of the encroaching darkness of the culture of death, we have heard the voice of him who said, “In the world you will have trouble. But fear not, I have overcome the world.” Because he has overcome, we shall overcome. We do not know when; we do not know how. God knows, and that is enough. We know the justice of our cause, we trust in the faithfulness of his promise, and therefore we shall not weary, we shall not rest.
Whether, in this great contest between the culture of life and the culture of death, we were recruited many years ago or whether we were recruited only yesterday, we have been recruited for the duration.
We go from this convention refreshed in our resolve to fight the good fight. We go from this convention trusting in the words of the prophet Isaiah that “they who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength, they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
The journey has been long, and there are miles and miles to go. But from this convention the word is carried to every neighborhood, every house of worship, every congressional office, every state house, every precinct of this our beloved country—from this convention the word is carried that, until every human being created in the image and likeness of God—no matter how small or how weak, no matter how old or how burdensome—until every human being created in the image and likeness of God is protected in law and cared for in life, we shall not weary, we shall not rest. And, in this the great human rights struggle of our time and all times, we shall overcome."
"We mourn the deaths of 50 million unborn babies that were the tragic consequence of these decisions," said Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of National Right to Life. "Sadly, under the Obama Administration, we can expect a radical agenda which would cause this number to increase dramatically."
The Obama Administration has an agenda designed to repeal many, if not all, of the pro-life policies in place at the state and federal level.
Through their extreme agenda, the Administration wants to fund organizations that perform and promote abortion; force employer health insurance plans to cover abortion; force hospitals and health care professionals to provide abortions; and enact the so-called "Freedom of Choice Act" – a bill that would invalidate virtually all state and federal laws restricting abortion, including parental notification laws, and which would make partial-birth abortion legal again.
Also among their primary targets is the Hyde Amendment, named for the late Congressman Henry J. Hyde (R-IL). The Hyde Amendment prevents tax dollars from being used to pay for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger. It has been estimated that the Hyde Amendment has saved at least one million lives, and quite possibly two million or more.
"It is absolutely vital that pro-lifers across the country come together to defeat President Obama's abortion agenda. The stakes have never been higher, but our resolve and determination to protect unborn children and help their mothers has never been stronger," Franz said.
from: National Right to Life
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President Obama stated in his inaugural speech: "We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents,"
Abortion is Slaughtering the innocent - Where is the defense for these innocent lives that he just spoke of and promised to defend?
Obama goes on to say: "We say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us..." This is true for Pro-Life Advocates: We will always seek to defend these innocent lives; We Shall Not Weary, and We Shall Not Rest.
Here are some excerpts from a beautiful prayer composed by Dr. Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Seminary. We should all carry these thoughts in our hearts as we pray.
..."Father, we pray that you will change this president's heart and mind on issues of urgent concern. We are so thankful for his gifts and talents, for his intellect and power of influence. Father, bend his heart to see the dignity and sanctity of every single human life, from the moment of conception until natural death. Father, lead him to see abortion, not as a matter of misconstrued rights, but as a murderous violation of the right to life. May he come to see every aborted life as a violation of human dignity and every abortion as an abhorrent blight upon this nation's moral witness. May he pledge himself to protect every human life at every stage of development. He has declared himself as an energetic defender of abortion rights, and we fear that his election will lead directly to the deaths of countless unborn human beings. Protect us from this unspeakable evil, we pray. Most urgently, we pray that you will bring the reign of abortion to an end, even as you are the defender of the defenseless.
Father, may this new president see that human dignity is undermined when human embryos are destroyed in the name of medical progress, and may he see marriage as an institution that is vital to the very survival of civilization. May he protect all that is right and good. Father, change his heart where it must be changed, and give him resolve where his heart is right before you.
Father, when we face hard days ahead -- when we find ourselves required by conscience to oppose this president within the bounds of our roles as citizens -- may we be granted your guidance to do so with a proper spirit, with a proper demeanor, and with persuasive arguments. May we learn anew how to confront without demonizing, and to oppose without abandoning hope."...
Georgia Right to Life Launches the Nation's First 'Virtual' Abortion Holocaust Memorial Wall to correct this injustice by establishing an Abortion Holocaust Memorial Wall in cyberspace.
..."Supportpersonhood.com features a short video which introduces the goal of remembering each individual victim of abortion by granting them an identity and providing an epitaph, thereby personalizing their loss.
"Unlike the Jewish Holocaust, there are no pictures of death and destruction to prick our consciences and bring these dark deeds into the light. There is no enduring reminder that these children were our hope and our future," says Daniel Becker, President of Georgia Right to Life, "They are voiceless, faceless and anonymous thereby leaving no lasting impression of their short existence."The purpose of this project is to promote Personhood within our culture," says Becker.
"We need to be a voice for the voiceless and saw this as a way to portray the loss that each individual human life represents. By naming each child, we clothe them in death with the human dignity they deserve," stated Becker.
Individuals are asked to "adopt a child" and provide them an identity and leave a short memorial message. The Wall is searchable and the "adoptions" of others may be viewed.
This project was created by Personhood.net, a pro-life think tank devoted to promoting "Pro-life and Pro-human Policy for the 21st Century.
Proceeds from the project will be used to air Personhood ads.
To view the ads, go to Personhood.net/personhood-ads."