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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“I have seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering” (Exodus 3:7).

Reflection: Some abortion supporters say to us, “Let’s agree to disagree.” We have the greatest respect for those who disagree with us. But when victims are oppressed, we don’t just “agree to disagree” with the oppressor. Rather, we intervene to stop the oppressor and save the victims. Abortion is not about beliefs; it’s about bloodshed. It’s not about viewpoints, it’s about victims.

Prayer: Lord, you hear the cry of the oppressed; may we hear it also, and respond. Amen.

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Men Suffer from Abortion too

Monday, July 16th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Men continue to suffer from the abortion of their children. Many of them repent of having shed the blood of the person God entrusted to their care, love, and protection. Others tried to protect their child, and were not allowed by the child’s mother or by the law to intervene to stop the abortion. Men in these circumstances need to know that they are not alone, and that healing programs such as Rachel’s Vineyard and Project Rachel exist for them, too. It is OK for a man to admit his pain, and to show his grief. Many are finding Christ’s healing.

If you are a man who suffers from the abortion of your child, or if you know such men, invite them to seek the mercy of Christ. More information is available at priestsforlife.org.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, July 16th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28).

Reflection: The single largest destroyer of human life in our nation and in the world is not poverty or AIDS; it is not heart disease or cancer; it is not terrorism or war. It is abortion. Some 50 million children around the world are killed each year by this procedure.

Prayer: Save us, O Lord, from the forces of destruction, especially those that we unleach upon ourselves. Enable us to pursue those things that will preserve our species and continue to fulfill your original command to multiply. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Friday, July 13th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“O Lord, do not withhold your mercy from me.. my sins have so engulfed me that I cannot see.. and my heart sinks within me” (Psalm 40:12-13).

Reflection: A woman who had an abortion wrote, “I was deceived by all I had read or heard.. It was a rough procedure. I knew as soon as my uterus was violated that I had participated in a murder. My spirit fragmented and the evil that was in that clinic came in all around me. I lost my mind.”

Prayer: I lift up to you, Lord, all those enduring mental anguish from their abortion. Send your Spirit to heal them. Amen.

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A Prophetic Call

Friday, July 13th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We don’t see the Democratic Party Platform changing this summer, but that doesn’t mean we should accept it the way it is.

That’s why I’m calling on those who object to its pro-abortion plank to express that objection, loud and clear. I’ll be sending out an email shortly to give people a specific opportunity to do this.

Very much different from the Walking the Halls of Congress – by which we recently pushed legislation that has a very high probability of passing the House – this particular project is meant to be an expression of outrage at what has for too long been the status quo, and an effort to bring the battle to the enemy rather than just playing defense against the enemy bringing the battle to us.

In other words, for many years those entrusted with crafting the Republican party platform – and those who believe in it – have had to fend off attacks and efforts to remove the pro-life plank from that platform. They have had to defend and explain – publicly and privately – why the pro-life plank is there and should remain.

Meanwhile, the Democratic platform’s support for abortion remains unchallenged, and sails by every time with hardly so much as a symbolic protest.

However, surveys have consistently revealed that the majority of the rank and file Democrats are pro-life.

And certainly many outside the Democratic party believe it is a contradiction of the very purpose of government to have a party platform stand for the brutal killing of children.

So then why should the Democratic platform drafters and party loyalists not be forced to defend the pro-abortion plank and defend and explain why it is there and why they think it should remain?

This project seeks to harness the objection many have to the plank, and give that objection a voice. It seeks to call out to those who are once again going to let this egregious plank just sail on through to approval, and to say to them that many of the American people notice what they are doing and don’t go along with it.

In voicing this objection, these Americans also seek to educate their fellow citizens to the very existence of the pro-abortion plank.  Many, of course, are loyal to the party because they think it’s the party of their grandparents, not realizing the changes it has undergone, particularly its support for abortion.

Therefore the action item will be to voice this protest to those who are responsible for drafting the platform. In voicing this objection, we should also point to the graphic images of abortion. We make these images available at www.unborn.info which includes diagrams of the abortion procedure. We challenge those who are content to keep support for abortion in the platform to tell us what they mean by the word. Are the gruesome photos, and the disturbing diagrams, what they mean by the word “abortion?” And if not, what do they mean instead?

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The Sin is in the Decision to do Evil

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abortion is a sin committed by men as well as women.

Imagine that someone planned to kill his neighbor, obtained the weapon, but at the last minute was caught by the police before he could pull the trigger. Although the intended victim in this plan did not die, the one who tried to kill him still committed a sin. The sin is in the decision to do evil.

Abortions are usually the decision of someone else who pressures the mother to do it. Often, this is a man – perhaps the father of the baby, or the father of the woman getting the abortion. These men commit the sin of abortion, even if the abortion doesn’t occur. To decide that a baby should be killed is to sin against that baby and against the Lord of life.

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Abortion and Crime Rate

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Studies that say abortion decreases the crime rate have been refuted by experts. But let’s presume for a moment that abortion did in fact reduce the crime rate. All that would prove is that that some killing can be replaced by other kinds of killing, and that some kinds of sins can replace other kinds of sins. In what way does it improve society to simply replace violence against big people with violence against little people?

What we have to remember about abortion is that it is an absolute evil. No matter what good benefits could ever arise from it, there is never a reason in a million years why even a single abortion could be permitted. Each single abortion undermines the entire moral order, and therefore must be opposed with all our strength.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Monday, July 9th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“The people of Judah have done evil in my eyes, declares the Lord … They have built the high places … to burn their sons and daughters in the fire” (Jeremiah 7:30-31).

Reflection:  A woman who saw the photos of aborted babies on the Priests for Life website wrote to us. “Let me state first that I am rarely if ever speechless, I am very outspoken and speak what I feel. The abortion images are jolting, and will haunt me the rest of my life. … I will never be silent about this matter again.”

Prayer: Jolt us, Lord; awaken us, and preserve us from sin. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“May the Lord cause your love to increase and overflow for one another and for everyone else” (1Thessalonians 3:12).

Reflection: The Pope and bishops have told us that we are not to “accommodate ourselves” to laws permitting abortion. This means much more than simply not having or participating in an abortion. It means not letting anything keep us from loving and defending the unborn. Laws permitting abortion try to “cap” our love for these children by telling us we cannot prohibit someone from killing them.

Prayer: Lord, let my love overflow all boundaries, that I may resist anyone’s effort to limit my love for those who are in danger of death. Amen.

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Today’s Pro-Life Reflection

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This reflection is taken from my book Pro-Life Reflections for Every Day, which is available for purchase at: ProLifeReflectionsForEveryDay.org

“They lead my people astray, saying, ‘Peace,’ when there is no peace, and because, when a flimsy wall is built, they cover it with whitewash” (Ezekiel 13:10).

Reflection: Late-term abortionist George Tiller tells couples who come to him to abort, “The hard part is saying goodbye to the hopes, dreams and relationships that you have with your baby.” He explains that patients may speak directly to their baby, and even has a chaplain who conducts spiritual services and baptisms for the children who are killed.

Prayer: Lord, have mercy. Move to repentance those who misuse the faith of others to justify wrong doing, and heal all those who turn to you. Amen.

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